• Registration

    Spring 2016

    Student schedule worksheet (PDF)

    The spring schedule will be posted at noon, November 6.

    Registration will open to JD students November 12 - 13 based on credits earned.


    You must register via Agresso. See http://web.wmitchell.edu/students/registrar/registration-adddrop/registration-instructions/ for instructions.


    Prerequisites will not be enforced at the time of registration. Please review the course descriptions carefully, you will be dropped from any course for which you do not have the prerequisites. Prerequisites must be waived in writing by the faculty teaching the course. 


    If a section is full, put yourself on the wait list and register for a second choice course. Wait list numbers will be taken into account when considering adding seats or sections to the spring schedule. You can be on as many wait lists as you like; wait list registrations don't affect your enrollment status. You will be notified via your Hamline email if a seat opens for you.


    All courses are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not reached. 


    For information regarding the MBA, MFA, MPA, or MNM joint degree programs, please see Dual Degrees. If you are already enrolled in a joint degree program or wish to take School of Business courses through the general credit exchange, please fill out the Graduate Course Registration form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. We send an email notification and the course request to HSB or CLA for processing when the graduate course is approved for JD credit.


    An Independent Study Registration form, available on our forms page, must be completed, signed by a full-time faculty member, and returned to the Office of the Registrar.


    Approval from the associate dean of academic affairs is required to register for credit loads outside the following parameters:

    • Weekday students: 12-15 credits
    • Weekend students: 8-11 credits
    You cannot exceed 17 credits in fall or spring, 10 credits in summer, or 3 credits in J-term. The Overload/Underload Status Request form, available on our forms page, must be completed and returned to the Office of the Registrar for submission to the associate dean.

    Updated Graduation Requirements for Hamline Legacy Law Students

       To graduate with a degree of Juris Doctor, students must: 

    Complete 86 credits of which:
    2014 matriculants: 29 or 30 credits are in the following required foundational courses 

    • Civil Procedure (4 credits) 
    • Constitutional Law I (3 credits) or Constitutional Law: Powers (2 credits) in fall 2015 for weekend students
    • Contracts (4 credits) 
    • Criminal Law (3 credits) 
    • Legal Research and Writing I (3 credits) 
    • Legal Research and Writing II (3 credits) 
    • Practice, Problem-Solving and Professional Responsibility (3 credits) 
    • Property (3 credits) 
    • Torts (4 credits) 

    2013 matriculants: 31 credits are in the following required foundational courses 
    • Civil Procedure I (3 credits) 
    • Civil Procedure II (3 credits) 
    • Constitutional Law I (3 credits) 
    • Contracts I (3 credits) 
    • Contracts II (3 credits) 
    • Criminal Law (3 credits) 
    • Legal Research and Writing I (2 credits) 
    • Legal Research and Writing II (3 credits) 
    • Practice, Problem-Solving and Professionalism (2 credits) 
    • Property (3 credits) 
    • Torts I (3 credits) 

    Students must take Advocacy (3 credits) or Legal Research and Writing III (2 credits)
    At least six skills credits must be earned in skills courses (Advocacy counts for three skills credits)
    Students who matriculated earlier than fall 2014: two skills credits are required

    At least two credits in a paper course that qualifies as an Advanced Research and Writing Experience
    At least two credits of professional responsibility (Practice, Problem-Solving and Professional Responsibility satisfies this requirement.)
    Students are limited to
    • Two independent study courses 
    • Two externships (cannot exceed 15 externship credits) 
    • Two competitions 
    • Two clinics excluding student directorships 
    • Four credits in Legal Drafting courses 
    • 15 credits in distance education (including online) courses 
    At least 64 of the 86 required credit hours shall be in courses that require attendance in regularly scheduled classroom sessions or direct faculty instruction. The following types of courses are not courses that require attendance in regularly scheduled classroom sessions or direct faculty instruction:
    • Field placement (externship) 
    • Moot court or other competition 
    • Law Review or Journal 
    • Independent study 
    • Structured Study Group Leader or LRW TA 
    • Course exchange or joint degree courses 
    • Any course for credit that is substantially based upon time expended outside a regularly scheduled class time at the School of Law or another ABA accredited law school. 
    The following types of courses are courses that attendance in regularly scheduled classroom sessions or direct faculty instruction: seminars, clinics which require a substantial classroom component, foreign study programs approved by the Law School or another ABA accredited law school, and courses conducted by the Law School or another ABA accredited law school in accordance with ABA standards for distance education.
    Academic Year Limitations: Students may not, within the same academic year, receive credit for participating in more than one Journal or Law Review.
    Students must complete all coursework within 84 months of start of legal education
    Students must be in good standing, including but not limited to:
    • Final cumulative grade point average equal to 2.000 or higher 
    • No pending disciplinary matters 
    • Meet all financial obligations 
    Students must complete administrative tasks associated with graduation including:
    • Perkins Loans Exit Interview with the Student Accounts Office (if recipient of Perkins Loans) 
    • Graduate Employment Survey with the Office of Career Services
      Bar Courses 

    The following courses cover subjects tested on the Minnesota Bar Exam.



    Business Organizations / Business Associations


    Civil Dispute Resolution / Civil Procedure


    Civil Dispute Resolution II / Conflicts 3

    Commercial Law: Survey


    Constitutional Criminal Procedure / Criminal Procedure I 


    Constitutional Law: Powers / Constitutional Law I


    Constitutional Law: Liberties / Constitutional Law II 3
    Contracts 4

    Criminal Law: Statutory Interpretation


    Estates and Trusts / Wills and Trusts


    Estates and Trusts Survey




    Family Law


    Family Law Survey


    Modern Real Estate Transactions


    Property 4

    Secured Transactions / Commercial Law: Secured Transactions


    Torts: The Common Law Process



    • To continue receiving federal aid at Mitchell Hamline School of Law (MHSL), 2015-16 FAFSAs must be “corrected” (updated), by adding the FAFSA school code G02391 to your 2015-16 FAFSA at the web location https://fafsa.ed.gov/. There’s no need to remove any other school code since up to 10 schools can be listed on the FAFSA.
    • Once “corrected” (updated), your 2015-16 FAFSA information and eligibility will be transitioned to MHSL.
    • Students who have not yet filed a FAFSA and plan to use federal aid in J-term and beyond may file the 15-16 FAFSA using the FAFSA school code G02391.
    • Pending acquiescence and based on J-Term and spring registration, federal aid for J-Term and spring ’16 will be offered. Generally, spring loan amounts will be the same as spring loans offered before the combination. J-Term loan offers will be in addition to spring loan offers. You’ll get emailed guidance about where and how to find and accept the offered loan amounts. MHSL will use electronic access for most financial aid processes and does not use paper loan requests.
    • Change requests, including added loan amounts and questions can be emailed to the financial aid office, finaid@wmitchell.edu.
    • Hamline and Mitchell awarded merit-based scholarships will be honored in J-Term, summer, and regular fall and spring semesters for MHSL on-campus courses. Scholarships will be applied to tuition charges without any added action on your part. You don’t need to make a request, or “apply” to have scholarship credited to your student account


    If you are eligible for VA benefits, please contact Nick Anderson, VA Certifying Official, Assistant Director, Financial Aid at nick.anderson@wmitchell.edu .  


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