Register for Classes

 Helpful Tips

Before your registration window begins:

  • Read the FAQs and learn the Banner terms
  • Search for course information by logging into Banner.  Find the course and CRN.  Review the course description and requirements by clicking on the CRN.  Note mandatory classes or specific meeting dates and pre-reqs.  Note if the course is a pass/fail course.  Have alternates prepared.  Ensure you are eligible to register for the course (some courses are for specified groups of people only). 
  • Seek the permissions needed to register for independent courses, non-law courses, audit, externships or to comply with the course overlap rule (time conflicts). If you receive permission for a time conflict, you must forward that permission to the Law School Registrar in order to be registered in both courses.   
  • Prior to your registration period, check for holds.  Holds may prohibit registration, so best to care for them several days prior to your registration window opening. 

During your registration window:

  • Access the Add/Drop screen when your fall or spring registration window opens.
  •  Enter CRNS.  If a course is closed and you wish to waitlist, please ensure you select the drop-down menu to affirmatively put yourself on a waiting list.
  • Students on journals or competitive teams for which they must be registered in a specific course should find that course on their registration when they log into Banner.
  • Students who have the correct permissions to register for independent work, externships or non-law courses will have these courses administratively added to their schedule by Law School Registrar's office.
  • 2Ls must register for their required courses: Law 140 Advanced Practice, and Law 115 Professional Responsibility or LAW 117 Legal Profession.

After you have registered:

  • Ensure you are registered for no more than 17 credit hours during priority registration (registered credits and wait-list credits combined).
  • Ensure you are registered for at least 10 credit hours.
  • Ensure you have registered for no more than one seminar at this time or clinic at this time.  Seminar course numbers are typically in the 500-600 range.  Mini-courses do not count in the one seminar rule.
  • Ensure your registration is correct – this is ultimately your responsibility.  Please check it carefully. Use the Student Detail Schedule menu option from the Registration menu in Banner Student Self Service to view your completed schedule/registration. Be sure to check the following:    

course number and section (example: Law 140 08)


number of course credit hours (you selected the correct credit value for variable credit courses)

meeting days/times

number of graded vs. pass/fail credits for the term

Please drop unwanted courses as soon as possible to free seats for other interested students and to ensure your registration is correct. You can drop courses anytime during the registration window by logging into Banner Student Self Service just as you did to register.

If you have registration issues…

  • Contact the Law School Registrar office, and include the CRN of the course causing the issue.
  • If you encounter a registration error that you are unsure how to resolve, be sure to note the error message so we can better help resolve the problem.