First-Year Spring 2020 Electives

Spring 2020 1L Elective Pre-Registration

OPENS: 12 p.m. Monday, October 14
CLOSES: 12 p.m. Friday, October 18

First-year students will have the opportunity to rank their choice of a 1L elective and a section of Legal Methods II.

5 First-Year Electives 

Smaller classes designed for 1L students

Elective Professor Days Time
Empirical Analysis of Law Fagan, Jeffery MW 1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
Law and Contemporary Society Moglen, Eben TR 1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
Lawyering for Change Sturm, Susan MW 1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 

Legislation and Regulation, sec 1

Briffault, Richard

MTW 1:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Legislation and Regulation, sec 2

Johnson, Olatunde

TWR 1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 

6 Upper-Level Courses

Larger classes with some seats for 1L students

Elective Professor Days Time
Constitution and Foreign Affairs

Damrosch, Lori

TR 1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
Corporations

Coffee,Jr., John

MTW 1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
Federal Income Taxation Raskolnikov, Alex MTW 1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
Labor Law Barenberg, Mark MTW 1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
Law and Legal Institutions in China Liebman, Benjamin TR 1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
Transnational Litigation

Bermann, George

TR 1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 

1. Log in to LawNet between October 14 at 12 p.m. and October 18 at 12 p.m.

2. Open the 1L Elective Pre-Registration Module and review the instructional podcast.

3. Rank all 11 elective offerings.   

4. You can make changes to your rankings any time between October 14 at 12 p.m. and October 18 at 12 p.m.

5. Be sure to also complete your Legal Methods II Pre-Registration.

Course assignments will be determined by lottery and results will be available the week of October 28.

Do I have to rank all the courses?
Yes, you need to rank all 11 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 elective pre-registration by 12 p.m. on Friday, October 18 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. No change is guaranteed.