William and Mary Law School

Students for whom there is specific course registration

 Members of credit-earning journals and competitive teams may be required to register for specific courses that support their positions.  The Law School Registrar's office will solicit from the leadership in these organizations the names of students who qualify for such registration, the course(s) in which the student is to be registered, and, if applicable, the number of credits the student is to earn in a term in the course.  Students who qualify for this type of registration should check their term registration to ensure they are correctly registered.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Team

Team members are given 5 priority registration seats in Alternative Dispute Resolution or Negotiation or General Mediation.

Journals

2Ls who have earned a position on a credit-earning journal are awarded 1 credit in the fall and 1 credit in the spring of their 2L year.  This credit is awarded for their note.  This credit is pass/fail.

3Ls who have a Board position on a credit-earning journal may be eligible for 1-3 credits per semester, subject to the rules of the journal.

Moot Court

2Ls are required to take Advanced Brief Writing in the fall term.  This is a 2-credit, pass/fail course.

2Ls and 3Ls are eligible to earn 1-credit for the tournament brief they write in the semester they are competing.

Students who write the Bushrod or Spong tournament problems are eligible to earn 1 graded credit.

Trial Team

New team members (either 2L or 3L) are required to take the Trial Team Trial Advocacy course in the fall term.  This is a 3-credit, pass/fail course.

Team members are required to take Trial Strategy and Persuasion, a 3-credit, pass/fail course.

Team members are given prioity registration in Discovery, Objections and Depositions.