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Registration

Upper-division required/bar courses are offered at least twice each academic year.  The chart below reflects the scheduled required/bar course rotation for the remainder of the 2015-16 academic year and the 2016-17 academic year.  Please plan accordingly.  

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

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 I

Constitutional Law II

 

Constitutional Law II

Criminal Procedure I

Criminal Procedure I

 

Evidence

 

Evidence

LSTS*

LSTS*

LSTS*

Remedies

Remedies

 

STEPPS I

STEPPS II

 

Torts II

 

Torts II

T&E

T&E

T&E

*Legal Scholarship Training Seminar.  Must be taken concurrently with a SW or SW/option class to fulfill the Scholarly Writing Requirement.

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.

Research-Based Independent Study or Independently-Supervised Field Placement (ISFP):

To enroll in a Research-Based Independent Study or Independently-Supervised Field Placement (ISFP), prior permission must be obtained from a full-time faculty member who agrees to supervise the Independent Study and from the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs or Vice President of Student Life. Students who wish to enroll in an ISFP must also obtain permission from the Site Supervisor. A 2nd or 3rd year student may receive up to two academic credits by applying for an ISFP. For more information on the requirements for an ISFP, please review Academic Policy 1.03(B)(2). Petitions in proper form that are submitted before the start of classes shall be approved by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs or Vice President of Student Life. Petitions that are submitted during the first ten days of classes will be approved only upon  a showing of good cause. Upon approval, the Registrar's Office will enroll you.

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.