First-Year Legal Methods II

1L Legal Methods II Pre-Registration

First-Year students will have the opportunity to rank their choice of a section of Legal Methods II and a 1L Elective. All Pre-Registration times are in Eastern Time (ET).

OPENS: 12 p.m. Friday, November 6
CLOSES: 12 p.m. Monday, November 9

Legal Methods II will meet weekly on Fridays (January 15 - February 12).

Legal Methods II Topic



Building Legal Change: Moving Advocacy Outside of Court Shanahan, Colleen F 10:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Financial Methods for Lawyers Talley, Eric F 10:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Legal Theory Purdy, Jedediah  F 10:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Methods of Persuasion Genty, Philip; 
Strauss, Ilene
F 10:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Methods of Statutory Drafting and Interpretation Ginsburg, Jane F 10:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Problem Solving for Lawyers Katz, Avery F 10:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Social Justice Advocacy Franke, Katherine F 10:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Transnational Law and Legal Process Cleveland, Sarah F 10:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.


  1. Log in to LawNet between 12 p.m., November 6 - 12 p.m., November 9.
  2. Open the Legal Methods II Pre-Registration Module. This module functions the same as the 1L Elective Pre-Registration module.
  3. Rank all eight Legal Methods II offerings.   
  4. You can make changes to your rankings any time between 12 p.m., November 6 - 12 p.m., November 9.
  5. Be sure to also complete your 1L Elective Pre-Registration.

Course assignments will be determined by lottery and results will be released on Friday, November 13.

Do I have to rank all the courses?
Yes, you need to rank all eight courses.

What happens if I don't complete my pre-registration?
Students who do not finalize their Legal Methods II pre-registration by the deadline will not be included in the lottery. They will be registered for a Legal Methods II that has available seats after all students who pre-registered are placed.

Is pre-registration time sensitive?
No, it is not. Results will be decided by lottery, not on a first-come, first serve basis.

Will I be able to change my Legal Methods II section?
After schedules are released, students can request to change their Legal Methods II. No change is guaranteed. Please reach out to [email protected].