Registration Guidelines

90 Credit Rule
Students are permitted to register for only as many classes as are necessary to complete 90 law school credits.

Conflicting Courses
Students may not register for more than one course in the same time slot. This prohibition applies even if only a portion of the class overlaps.

Course Requisites
Students must generally meet all pre and co-requisites to register for a course.

Requests for pre and co-requisite waivers must be approved by Paul Holland, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. To request a waiver, please email Dean Holland. In that email, describe any academic or professional background that might qualify you to take the course.

Credit Loads
Full-time students are expected to register for 12 -16 credits during the fall and spring terms and may register for up to 8 credits during the summer term. Part-time students are expected to register for 8 -11 credits during the fall and spring terms and may register for up to 6 credits during the summer term.

Overloads and underloads require the approval of Donna Deming, Associate Dean for Student Affairs. To request an overload or underload please email Dean Deming.

SUOnline allows students to register for a one credit overload. But, to remain enrolled in an overload, students must still request Dean Deming's approval.

First Year Required Courses
If a student fails to successfully complete all 1L required courses during their 1L year, they are expected to register for the outstanding course(s) at the first opportunity. Any further deferrals of 1L courses must be approved by Donna Deming, Dean for Student Affairs

Second Year Required Courses
Students are expected to register for Constitutional Law during the fall semester of their 2L year and Legal Writing II during either the fall or spring semesters of their 2L year. Students must have the approval of Donna Deming, Dean for Student Affairs to defer either of the courses to their 3L year.

Required Courses
Students must complete all required courses to be eligible for graduation from Seattle University School of Law. You can see a complete list of requirements on our Graduation page.

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