Legal Methods II and 1L Elective Offerings

In this section, you can learn more about Legal Methods II in the J-Term and electives you can take in Spring 2022.

Legal Methods II and 1L Elective Pre-Registration

OPENS: November 5 at noon ET
CLOSES: November 11 at noon ET

First-year students will have the opportunity to rank their Legal Methods II section and 1L electives. For more information about the process, please review the 1L Spring 2022 Pre-Registration Handbook available on our Resources page.

Legal Methods II

Legal Methods II will for one week during the J-Term (January 10-14).

Course Number Course Name Instructor Date and Time Points
L6130-001 Legal Methods II: Financial Methods for Lawyers Talley, Eric MTWRF 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. 1
L6130-002 Legal Methods II: Legal Theory Purdy, Jedidiah MTWRF 9:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 1
L6130-003 Legal Methods II: Methods of Statutory Drafting and Interpretation Ginsburg, Jane MTWRF 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00-5:00 p.m. 1
L6130-004 Legal Methods II: Methods of Persuasion Genty, Philip MTWRF 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 1
L6130-005 Legal Methods II: Problem Solving for Lawyers Katz, Avery MTWRF 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m. 1
L6130-006 Legal Methods II: International Problem Solving Hakimi, Monica MTWRF 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 1
L6130-007 Legal Methods II: Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law TBA MTWR 4:30-6:30 p.m.; F 1:20-3:40 p.m. 1
L6130-008 Legal Methods II: Impeachment Bobbitt, Philip MTWRF 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:00-3:00 p.m. 1


First-Year Electives (Smaller classes designed for 1L students.)

Course Number Course Name Instructor Date and Time Points
L6173-001 Critical Legal Thought Franke, Katherine MW 1:20-2:40 p.m. 3
L6177-001 Law and Contemporary Society Moglen, Eben TR 1:20-2:40 p.m. 3
L6183-001 United States and the International Legal System Waxman, Matthew MW 1:20-2:40 p.m. 3

Upper-Level Courses (Larger classes with some seats for 1L students.)

Course Number Course Name Instructor Date and Time Points
L6169-001 Legislation and Regulation Metzger, Gillian MTW 1:20-2:40 p.m. 4
L6169-002 Legislation and Regulation Judge, Kathryn TWR 1:20-2:40 p.m. 4
L6231-001 Corporations Talley, Eric MTW 1:20-2:40 p.m. 4
L6327-001 Employment Law Barenburg, Mark MTW 1:20-2:40 p.m. 4
L6256-001 Federal Income Tax Raskolnikov, Alex MTW 1:20-2:40 p.m. 4
L6229-001 Ideas of the First Amendment Blasi, Vincent MTW 1:20-2:40 p.m. 4
L6269-001 International Law Damrosch, Lori TWR 1:20-2:40 p.m. 4
L6071-001 Law & Development Pistor, Katharina MW 1:20-2:40 p.m. 3
L6271-001 Law & Legal Institutions Liebman, Ben TR 1:20-2:40 p.m. 3
L6912-001 Transnational Litigation Smit, Robert TR 1:20-2:40 p.m. 3
L6474-001 Law of the Political Process Greene, Jamal MW 1:20-2:40 p.m. 3
L6293-001 Antitrust and Trade Regulation McCrary, Justin RF 1:20-2:40 p.m. 3

 

1. Log in to LawNet during the designated Pre-registration period.

2. Open the Legal Methods II and 1L Pre-Registration Module, and review the instructional podcast.

3. Rank all Legal Methods II offerings

4. Rank all elective offerings.   

5. You can make changes to your rankings any time during the Pre-Registration period.

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

How many seats are available in upper-year electives?
Approximately 20 percent of the seats in upper-year electives are allocated for 1L students.

What happens if I don't complete my pre-registration?
Students who do not finalize their Legal Methods II and/or 1L Elective pre-registration by the deadline will not be included in the lottery. They will be registered for an elective 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 served basis.

Can I take a course that is not on the electives list?
No, students can only take one of the approved elective courses.

What grading curve applies to 1L Electives?
All 1L electives (including the upper-year offerings) will be graded on the upper-year curve.

Will I be able to change my elective?
After schedules are released, students can request to change their elective through this form (form will be linked after the lottery is run). No change is guaranteed.

Will I be able to change my Legal Methods II section?
After schedules are released, students can request to change their Legal Methods II can change their elective through this form (form will be linked after the lottery is run). No change is guaranteed.

After I submit the form, when will I find out if my elective change has been approved.
You will find out if you have been approved for an elective change by the end of Add/Drop.