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Registration

Online Registration for Fall 2015 will open Tuesday, June 23.  

Registration is based on your current class year: 3rd year students have successfully completed 54 units, 2nd year students have successfully completed 25-53 units, and 1st year students have successfully completed less than 25 units.  There are no exceptions.

The online registration schedule is as follows: 

  • 3rd-year students & LLM students:          Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 a.m. – Tuesday, June 30 at 11:00 p.m.
  • 2nd-year students:                                   Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 a.m. – Tuesday, June 30 at 11:00 p.m.
  • 1st-year students & visiting students:     Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 a.m. – Tuesday, June 30 at 11:00 p.m.

Registration will reopen on Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 a.m. and remain open through September 4.  Changes can still made online through September 7 at 11:00 p.m.  Beginning September 8, all schedule changes will need to be made through the Registrar’s Office

The law school has changed the way it offers upper-division required and bar courses. Starting in the 2015-16 academic year, upper-division required and bar courses will be offered twice each academic year.  The following table reflects the scheduled required and bar course rotation for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Business Organizations

 

Business Organizations

California Civil Procedure

California Civil Procedure

 

California Evidence

California Evidence

California Evidence

Community Property

Community Property

Community Property

Constitutional Law I

 

Constitutional Law I

Constitutional Law II

 

Constitutional Law II

Criminal Procedure I

Criminal Procedure I

 

Evidence

 

Evidence

Legal Scholarship Training Smnr

Legal Scholarship Training Smnr

Legal Scholarship Training Smnr

Remedies

Remedies

Remedies

STEPPS I

STEPPS II

 

Torts II

Torts II

 

Trusts & Estates

Trusts & Estates

Trusts & Estates

Need help planning your law school career? See the guide to planning law school for more information. 

Registration materials, course descriptions and other information.

Scholarly Writing Requirement (SWR):

If you are taking a course for SW credit, you must also be enrolled in the Legal Scholarship Training Seminar (course #240). If you will be satisfying the SW requirement by taking a scholarly writing option course, i.e., a course designated as SW/OP, SW/EO or EX/SW, you need to advise the professor that you are taking the course for SW credit.

Independent Study:

If you are planning to do an independent study, take the Independent Study Petition to the Professor who will be supervising the independent study for signature, then submit the form to the Office of the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. Once approved by Vice Dean Cox, the form will be forwarded to the Registrar's Office and you will be enrolled in the Independent Study.

Information regarding Registration for Trial Practice: If you are planning to take trial practice in the future please read this section carefully.

  • Upper division law students at California Western present jury trials as their final assignment in Trial Practice.
  • Students present a case from beginning to end, including opening statements, direct and cross examination and closing arguments. They then request a jury to return a verdict.
  • After the verdict is delivered, the jury has the opportunity to critique the students' performances and offer them suggestions on how to improve.

We would like to know if you would be willing to serve as a juror in one trial. The trials will take place the last week of summer classes, at 5:00 p.m. Exact dates will be announced. The trials will last approximately four hours (including deliberations and critique).Note: Jury service is a prerequisite for taking Trial Practice.

To register for Trial Practice in the future, you will have had to have served as a juror in a Trial Practice trial. Please call Laurie Farid in the Office of the Vice Dean to sign up for juror service. The deadline to sign up will be announced. For questions, please contact Laurie Farid at (619) 525-1409.

Prerequisites for taking Trial Practice:

  • In order to enroll in Trial Practice, you must serve as a juror in a trial practice trial before you register to take the course. PLEASE NOTE: Jury trials are scheduled during the week prior to the final week of classes and last approximately four (4) hours. If you have not yet completed this requirement but want to take Trial Practice next trimester, sign up for one of the trials this trimester. This will ensure that you will be eligible for the class during the next registration cycle.
  • NOTE: There are specific attendance requirements for Trial Practice that apply to both enrolled students and wait-listed students.
  • First-year students who plan to take Trial Practice in their third trimester must have a minimum grade point average of 2.25 at the time of registration.
  • Evidence is also a prerequisite for Trial Practice. It may also be taken concurrently. Also, please note that the Trial Practice Lecture (#785) is a component of the course and must be taken in conjunction with the small section. If you have any questions, please call the Registrar's Office at (619) 525-1414.