First-Year Spring 2017 Electives
Spring 2017 1L Elective Pre-Registration
OPENS: 12pm (Noon) Monday, October 31
CLOSES: 5 pm Friday, November 4
Pre-registration for the Spring 2017 First-Year Electives will open at 12 pm (Noon) EST on Monday, October 31, and will close promptly at 5 pm EST on Friday, November 4. During this period you will be able to select from a list of 13 courses: 4 First-Year Electives and 9 upper-level courses.
The upper-level courses present alternative perspectives or methodologies of the sort the 1L electives are intended to offer. A limited number of seats for 1L’s in the upper-level courses was approved by the Faculty, so students interested in any of the 9 upper-level courses should give them high priority in their rankings. The 1L electives and the 9 upper-level classes are scheduled so that they will not conflict with any of your other 1L foundation courses (Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, Legal Practice Workshop II).
TO PRE-REGISTER FOR SPRING 2017 ELECTIVES: To access the 1L Elective pre-registration application, log in to Lawnet at http://lawnetportal.law.columbia.edu/web/registrar/1l_electives. A PDF of the 1L elective course description pamphlet is attached below.
You must rank all thirteen (13) elective offerings in order for your pre-registration to be completed. If you are interested in being considered for one of the upper-level electives, you should give them very high priority since seats will be limited (between 5-15 seats in each class). If you are not interested in the upper-level courses, assign them low priority. A course lottery will be run and the results will be available by the end of the December exam period, when Spring 2017 schedules for all students will be posted in Lawnet.
NOTE for students who do not make their selections by the close of the 1L elective pre-registration period: First-year students who do not finalize their elective pre-registration before 5 pm on Friday, November 4, will not be included in the lottery and thus will not receive any priority for an elective. They will be registered for an elective that has available seats after all students who pre-registered are placed. You are advised not to leave your elective pre-registration for late in the afternoon on Friday, November 4, since technical or connectivity issues may prevent you from completing your pre-registration before the 5 pm deadline.
Spring 2017 Electives (PDF)