Academic Services Information for Transfer Students

Academic Services Information for Transfer Students

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All transfer students will be contacted over the summer regarding mandatory orientation, which will occur on August 4, 2017.  All transfer students are welcome to attend any of the sessions and events that will be held on August 18, 20, 21 and 22, but those sessions are not mandatory for transfer students.

Transfer Credits

The Student Records Office (SRO) emails all incoming transfer students individually in early July to notify of graduation requirements, the credits that will transfer for the individual and the degree requirements remaining for the individual. 

Course Enrollment

Courses for 2017-18 will be published to the Law School’s website in mid-June, when students will be able to learn about course descriptions, expected class requirements and schedule information. Rising 2Ls (including incoming transfer students) will access the Lottery Course Selector (LCS) (via the Law School’s intranet system, LawWeb) between July 11 at noon and July 14 at noon to submit a prioritized list of up to 20 courses satisfying graduation requirements (Skills, Ethics, and/or Upper-Level Writing Requirements). Shortly thereafter, SRO will email students individually to notify of courses obtained (up to 2 classes). Rising 2Ls (including incoming transfers) can access LCS again on July 25 at noon through July 28 at noon to submit a prioritized list of up to 20 classes in the Fall 2017 term. Shortly thereafter, SRO will email students individually to notify of courses obtained (up to 16 credits). Course evaluations can be found on LawWeb.

Incoming transfer students will then have the opportunity, along with all other upper-level law students, to refine their Fall schedules during ADD/DROP between August 20 at noon and September 7 at 4 p.m.  ADD/DROP is done in the University’s Student Information System (SIS). Instructions for using SIS to add, drop or waitlist courses can be found on LawWeb, and SRO staff are available to help and answer questions too.

SRO will email incoming transfer students above the above enrollment processes as the dates approach, but students can read and learn about all of these processes/deadlines on LawWeb (or by contacting or stopping by SRO).

Fall Finals Period

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the last day of classes. Reading Days occur on the two days following the last day of classes, and the Finals period commences thereafter. Also, unless an earlier deadline has been established and posted, all final papers (including Independent Research due at the end of the semester) must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on the last day of the Finals period, December 21. 

Class Attendance  

Regular class attendance is required.  Refer to the online Academic Policies for more details.

Class Preparation 

All students are expected to have read and studied assignments before class, including the first class of the semester. Initial assignments will be posted online on the course homepages on LawWeb.

Information Resources 

For an official statement of Law School policies and regulations, please refer to the University Graduate Record and the Law School's Academic PoliciesPlease read the Academic Policies carefully. Students are responsible for developing a working knowledge of this information.