January 2020 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.

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

Legal Methods II will meet during the January Term (January 13-17).

Legal Methods II Topic




Methods of Persuasion

Genty, Philip

MTWRF 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Methods of Statutory Drafting and Interpretation

Ginsburg, Jane
Louk, David

MTWRF 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Empirical Methods Holden, Richard MTWRF 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Financial Methods for Lawyers

Talley, Eric

MTWRF 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Legal Theory

Purdy, Jedediah

MTWRF 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Problem Solving for Lawyers

Katz, Avery 

MTWRF 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Transnational Law and Legal Process

Cleveland, Sarah

MTWRF 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Social Justice Advocacy

Franke, Katherine

MTWRF 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


  1. Log in to LawNet between 12 p.m., October 14 - 12 p.m., October 18.
  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., October 14 - 12 p.m., October 18.
  5. Be sure to also complete your 1L Elective 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 eight courses.

What happens if I don't complete my pre-registration?
Students who do not finalize their Legal Methods II pre-registration by 12 p.m. on Friday October 18, 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 through this form. No change is guaranteed.