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    Summer 2015

    View course offerings in Piperline.

    Summer registration will open at 10 a.m. April 16. 

    PIPERLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2015 SUMMER LAW SCHOOL CLASSES


    Online registration will open 10 a.m. April 16 and will end May 26.
    After May 26, students may still add and drop law school courses via a paper form until 5 p.m. the day before a given course begins. See below for information on institute courses.

    PIPERLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2015 summer institute COURSES 

    Graduate students, lawyers, and other professionals join Hamline law students in the Summer Term classes offered through the Dispute Resolution (DRI) and Health Law (HLI) Institutes. This mixed pool, together with the fact that courses have capped enrollments to ensure low student/faculty ratios, necessitates a tighter control on the process of adding and dropping courses. Consequently, a $150 per course, non-refundable tuition deposit will be charged to your account for each course you are enrolled in. The tuition deposit will be applied toward the total tuition amount. If you are placed on the wait list, you will not be charged the $150 until you have a place in the course. The balance of the tuition is due one week prior to the beginning class session for each course after which NO refund will be made.

    Knowing that students may want to coordinate their Summer and Fall Term courses, Hamline students will be able to register and drop summer institute courses until two weeks after Fall registration begins without a deposit charge. After the first two weeks of Fall registration, students must complete a paper drop slip and submit it to the Office of the Registrar in order to drop a course and will be charged the non-refundable deposit of $150 for each course dropped

    Students can still add summer institute classes online until May 26, and may add via a paper add slip until the class begins, if space is available.

    Please visit the Institute websites for complete course details, faculty bios, etc. You are responsible for adhering to all of the Summer policies found on these websites.
    Dispute Resolution Institute: http://www.hamline.edu/law/dri/
    Health Law Institute: http://www.hamline.edu/law/hli/

     

    REGISTRATION FOR summer STUDY ABROAD 

     See the London Study Abroad page.

    Online Classes

    The ABA requires that students must have earned 28 credits before earning credits in distance (including online) courses. If you will not have completed 28 credits by the start of summer term, you cannot take online courses this summer.
    Some of the summer online courses meet synchronously indicated by a meeting time in Piperline.

    summer 2015 scholarships for JD students

    Hamline JD-degree seeking students who enroll in three or more credits during the summer of 2015 will receive a flat $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is available to all Hamline JD students who enroll in Hamline JD courses. This one-time award applies to online courses and consortium courses. Study Abroad courses are not eligible for this scholarship. No paperwork necessary -- Hamline JD students who enroll in three or more Hamline JD credits will automatically see the reduction on their tuition bill.

    consortium with William Mitchell College of Law

    WMCL and HUSL have entered an agreement for Summer 2015 that will allow JD students to take classes at either school this summer.

    • Only JD students can participate in the consortium program.
    • For consortium courses, Hamline students pay tuition to Hamline and Hamline financial aid will apply. Consortium credits are counted in the student’s course load for purpose of determining full-time status, tuition and fees, and eligibility for the one-time summer 2015 $1000 scholarship for three or more summer credits. 
    • To register for a class at Mitchell, fill out the Consortium Course Request: William Mitchell College of Law Summer 2015 form and submit to the Office of the Registrar. If space is available, we'll notify you and you'll register through Mitchell. 
    • After you complete registration procedures at WMCL, you must notify the Hamline Law Office of the Registrar. The registrar will enroll you in a placeholder consortium course at Hamline Law reflecting the appropriate number of credits. If you do not notify Hamline of your completed registration before starting the consortium course, you will not receive credit or financial aid for the course.
    • After the grade for the course has been posted, it is your responsibility to request that WMCL send an official transcript to the Hamline Law Office of the Registrar. 
    • Online courses, externships, independent studies and some clinics are excluded from this consortium agreement. 
    • Students are limited to ten consortium credits through William Mitchell for summer 2015. Summer 2015 WCML courses will not count toward the six consortium credit limit permitted under the Minnesota Law Schools consortium agreement.
    • Students must be in good standing at Hamline Law to participate in the program. 
    • Credits will appear as transfer credits on the Hamline JD transcript. Unlike transfer credits, the grades will be calculated into students' GPAs and the courses will count toward the 45 credit in-residence requirement.

    List of William Mitchell College of Law Summer 2015 Courses Available Under Expanded Consortium Agreement (PDF)

    List of Hamline University School of Law Summer 2015 Courses Available Under Expanded Consortium Agreement (PDF)

    GRADES

    Letter grades based on a 4.0 system (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F) are issued for all Hamline Law courses except those indicating a pass/no pass grade modality in the course description. The exceptions are as follows:

    • Competitions
    • Externships
    • Journal of Public Law and Policy
    • Law Review
    • Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant
    • Structured Study Group Leader

    Fall 2015 

    View course offerings in Piperline

    View WMCL's schedule, including WMCL faculty and room information

    Course List (PDF)

    Hamline Law students will register via Piperline. 

     Registration dates and priority are as follows:

    Monday, April 27 at 7 a.m.
    L4 Weekday Students (weekday classes only)
    L4 Weekend Students

    Tuesday, April 28 at 7 a.m.
    L3 Weekday Students (weekday classes only)
    L3 Weekend Students

    Wednesday, April 29 at 7 a.m.
    L2 Weekday Students (weekday classes only)
    L2 Weekend Students

    Thursday, April 30 at 7 a.m.
    All other students
    Weekend classes open to Weekday Students 

    REGISTRATIONS INSTRUCTIONS AND POLICIES 

    You must register via Piperline. Before registration opens, check Piperline for course descriptions, schedules, and prerequisites for the courses you want to take, and any other condition that may affect enrollment. Please contact the Office of the Registrar prior to registration if you are using course substitutions or transfer credits to meet prerequisites to ensure proper articulation.

    PIPERLINE

    Piperline is a secure system that requires user authentication. Know your user ID (which is your Hamline ID number starting with a 9) and PIN. Log in to Piperline before the registration period begins and familiarize yourself with the menus and navigation. Piperline has many features; don’t wait until the first day of registration to acquaint yourself with it. You may log in to Piperline from any hamline.edu page (link path: Logins, Piperline, Login to secure area).

    HOLDS

    Check Piperline for any holds, status, or condition that may prevent you from registering (link path: Student Services, Registration, Check your Registration Status). A hold can be removed only by the department that set it. Please contact the department listed.

    PLAN YOUR SCHEDULE

    Piperline offers several views allowing you to see course offering information in various formats. You may view an alphabetical table, a list of full course descriptions, or a date/room/time grid by selecting the appropriate display options on the Hamline Class Schedule screen (link path from any hamline.edu screen: Logins, Piperline, Course Listing, select term for School of Law courses). To view a different format, select your preferred option from the drop down menu in the upper left. The schedule in Piperline offers the most up-to-date information available, and supersedes the information in the printed booklet.

    PIPERLINE REGISTRATION

    • You may log in to Piperline from any hamline.edu page (link path: Logins, Piperline, Login to secure area).

    • Enter your user ID.

    • Enter your Piperline PIN. If you forgot your PIN, click on the Forgot PIN button. You are prompted to answer your security question. If you have forgotten that as well, you must contact the ITS Help desk to have your PIN reset. The Office of the Registrar cannot reset your PIN.

    From the Registration screen in Piperline (link path: Student Services, Registration), you can add/drop, look up section information, view your current schedule, and check your registration status. Always click “Submit Registration” to process your registration. Courses for which you are successfully registered have two identifiers in the registration grid:

    • Under the Status header, “Web Registered” and the date of registration appears.

    • Under the Action header, the notation “None” appears, indicating no action needs to be taken.

    You should verify and print your schedule before ending your registration session.

    ERRORS

    A “stop” symbol indicates that a registration error occurred. Refer to the text under “Status” in the registration grid to determine the specific error. The “Action” drop-down list allows you to take corrective action to eliminate the error condition. Below are some errors you may encounter and the actions required to resolve them:

     Status Message

    • Closed - XXX Waitlisted
      Select NONE to drop the selection, or WAIT LIST to add your name to the wait list. You are not automatically added to the wait list, you are merely being offered the next seat on the wait list. The numeral displayed shows the number of students already on the wait list. You must click the Submit Registration button to register for the wait list.

    • Open - XXX Waitlisted
      You may not register for this section because a wait list has been started and all open seats are being reserved for students on the wait list. Select NONE to drop the selection, or WAIT LIST to add your name to the wait list. You are not automatically added to the wait list, you are merely being offered the next seat on the wait list. The numeral displayed shows the number of students already on the wait list. You must click the Submit Registration button to save your wait list status.

    • Pre-requisite and Test Score Error
      Select a different course—you do not have the prerequisite(s) for this section. If you are using course substitutions or transfer credits to satisfy the prerequisite(s), you need to contact the Office of the Registrar prior to registration to ensure proper articulation.

    • Duplicate CRN
      You have entered the same course twice in the registration grid. Only one of the sections are saved when you exit.

    • Time Conflict With CRN XXXXX
      There is a time conflict between two or more sections. You must choose one. You can’t enroll in both even if you intend to drop one later.

    • College Restriction
      You are a weekday student trying to register for a weekend class before the section has opened to weekday students. Please check the registration priority dates.

    • Level Restriction
      The course is reserved for students in the MSL or JD program.

    • Repeat Count Exceeds XXX
      You have already taken this course as many times as permissible. You must select another course.

    WAIT LIST

    If a section is full, put yourself on the wait list and register for a second choice course. (Please see above for instructions on how to add yourself to the wait list when offered a wait list seat.) Wait list numbers will be taken into account when seats are reallocated between WMCL and HUSL after the initial rounds of registration. 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.

    COURSE OFFERING CANCELLATION

    All courses are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not reached. Cancellation of courses may impact financial aid eligibility. If fewer than eight students register for a course other than a clinic or externship, the course is reviewed by the associate dean to determine whether it should be canceled. If a course must be canceled, students registered for the course are promptly notified and assisted in selecting another course.

    REGISTRATION HELP

    If you need registration assistance, contact the Office of the Registrar (lawregistrar@hamline.edu).

    Non-Piperline Registration

    JOINT DEGREE PROGRAMS

    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.

    INDEPENDENT STUDY

    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.

    OVERLOAD/UNDERLOAD FORM

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

    • Weekday students: 12-16 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.

    CLINIC REGISTRATION

    See the Clinic web page for details on applying for clinics.

    Clinic experiences are 3 credits each. To be eligible for a clinic, you:

    • Must be in good standing
    • Must be eligible for Certification under Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 2 for Student Practice, which includes completion of the equivalent of one year full-time study, or 24 credits
    • Must have completed Hamline's Professional Responsibility requirement

    EXTERNSHIP REGISTRATION

    Placements for fall 2015 externships will be made individually between students and professors after registering for the corresponding course.  Please note the Health Law Externship and Alternative Dispute Resolution Externship require 114 hours of field work for 3 credits, 150 hour of field work for 4 credits, and 225 hours for 6 credits, in addition to regular attendance at the seminar sessions scheduled throughout the semester by the classroom instructor.  

    All other externship classes will be capped at a maximum of 4 credits and will award credits based on the following hours requirements that can be satisfied through field work and time devoted to class attendance:  50 hours for 1 credit, 100 hours for 2 credits, 145 hours for 3 credits, and 190 hours for 4 credits.  

    For specific credit and classroom requirements for externship courses other than Health Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution, please refer to the information on the William Mitchell College of Law website, or contact the Hamline Law Externship Office, lawexternships@hamline.edu with any questions.  

    Miscellanea Updated Graduation Requirements for Hamline Legacy Law Students, Starting Fall 2015

     

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

    Complete 86 credits of which:

    •  29 or30 credits are in the following required foundational courses (2014 matriculants):

      •  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)
        
    •  or 31 credits are in the following required foundational courses (2013 matriculants): 
      • 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 towards HUSL  

    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  
    • Application for Graduation with the Office of the Registrar 

    Course Name/Credit Load Changes

    The following courses have new names or credit loads for fall 2015. Please note, this list doesn't include any courses that aren't offered in fall 2015. These changes are effective for fall only, and may not be adopted as part of a combined law school.

    Subject Number 2014 Course Name 2014 Credits 2015 Course Name 2015 Credits
    LAW 9502 Advanced Legal Research 3 Credits Advanced Legal Research 2 Credits
    LAW 9620 Basic Accounting and Finance: Financial Reporting for Professionals 2 Credits Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting 2 Credits
    LAW 9311 Business Associations 4 Credits Business Organizations 4 Credits
    LAW 9111 Civil Procedure 4 Credits Civil Dispute Resolution 4 Credits
    LAW 9610 Clinic 2-3 Credits Clinic 2-4 Credits
    LAW 9315 Commercial Law: Survey of Sales, Leases and Payment Systems 3 Credits Commercial Law: Survey 3 Credits
    LAW 9101 Constitutional Law I 3 Credits Constitutional Law: Powers 2 Credits
    LAW 9600 Copyright Law and Related Rights 3 Credits IP: Copyright Law 3 Credits
    LAW 9131 Criminal Law 3 Credits Criminal Law: Statutory Interpretation 3 Credits
    LAW 9306 Criminal Procedure I 3 Credits Constitutional Criminal Procedure  3 Credits
    LAW 9650 Externship 3-6 Credits Externship 1-6 Credits
    LAW 9511 Family Law 3 Credits Family Law 2 or 3 Credits
    LAW 9515 Land Use Planning 3 Credits Land Use Law 3 Credits
    LAW 9168 Legal Research and Writing I 3 Credits Writing and Representation: Advocacy and Problem-Solving 3 Credits
    LAW 9559 Medical Malpractice: Theory and Practice 2 Credits Medical Malpractice 2 Credits
    LAW 9528 Mergers & Acquisitions 2 Credits Mergers and Acquisitions 4 Credits
    LAW 9594 Patent Law 2 Credits IP: Patent Law I 3 Credits
    LAW 9627 Pretrial Skills 2 Credits Pretrial Litigation 2 Credits
    LAW 9309 Tax I: Tax of Individuals 3 Credits Income Tax 4 Credits
    LAW 9151 Torts 4 Credits Torts: The Common Law Process 4 Credits
    LAW 9601 Trademark Law and Unfair Competition 3 Credits IP: Trademark Law 3 Credits
    LAW 9310 Wills and Trusts 3 Credits Estates and Trusts 2-3 Credits

    Bar Courses

    The following fall 2015 courses cover subjects tested on the Minnesota Bar Exam.

    Course

    Credits

    Business Organizations

    4

    Civil Dispute Resolution

    4

    Commercial Law: Survey

    3

    Constitutional Criminal Procedure

    3

    Constitutional Law: Powers

    2

    Criminal Law: Statutory Interpretation

    3

    Estates and Trusts

    3

    Estates and Trusts Survey

    2

    Evidence

    3

    Family Law

    3

    Family Law Survey

    2

    Modern Real Estate Transactions

    3

    Commercial Law: Secured Transactions

    3

    Torts: The Common Law Process

    4

    Skills Courses 

     
     The following fall 2015 courses apply toward the 2- (for students matriculating 2013 or earlier) or 6-credit (for students matriculating 2014 or later) Skills requirement:

     

    Course

    Credits

    Advanced Advocacy

    3

    Advocacy

    3

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

    3

    Arbitration

    2

    Clinic: Business Law

    2

    Clinic: Child Protection

    2

    Clinic: Civil Advocacy

    2

    Clinic: Community Development

    3

    Clinic: Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation

    3

    Clinic: Immigration

    3

    Clinic: Indian Law Tribal Code Drafting

    4

    Clinic: Innocence

    3

    Clinic: Intellectual Property

    3

    Clinic: Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners

    3

    Corporate Accounting & Financial Reporting

    2

    Externship: Alternative Dispute Resolution

    3

    Externship: Civil Rights Litigation and Policy

    3

    Externship: Criminal Justice: Defense

    3

    Externship: Criminal Justice: Prosecution

    3

    Externship: Family Law

    2

    Externship: Government Agency

    4

    Externship: Health Law

    2

    Externship: Law and Business

    4

    Externship: Work of the Lawyer

    2

    General Practice: Skills Practicum

    3

    Mediation

    3

    Pretrial Litigation

    2

    Skills Lab: Constitutional Criminal Procedure

    1

    Skills Lab: Estates and Trusts

    1

    Skills Lab: Family Law

    1

    Transactions and Settlements

    3

    Trial Advocacy

    3

     

    Advanced Legal Research and Writing Experience

    The following courses fulfill Hamline's advanced legal research and writing experience requirement. 

    Course

    Credits

    Business Ethics

    3

    Media Law

    3

    Seminar: Race and the Law

    3

    Taxation and Fiscal Policy

    3

     

    FINAL EXAMS

    The final exam period is Thursday, December 3, 2015 - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    Exams are graded anonymously. Each term, you are assigned a 4-digit midterm exam number and a 5-digit final exam number to be used for all exams during that term. These numbers are available via Piperline (link path: Piperline, Student Services, Registration, Student Detail Schedule). Exam numbers are listed below “Total Credit Hours” at the top of the page.

    GRADES

    Letter grades based on a 4.0 system (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F) are issued for all Hamline Law courses except those indicating a pass/no pass grade modality in the course description.

    FINANCIAL AID

    To receive financial aid, please complete your 2015-2016 FAFSA. For more information contact Financial Aid (finaid@hamline.edu).

    PAYMENT AGREEMENT

    Details regarding tuition, fees, and payment plans can be found at Student Accounts.
    Payment may be made in person at the Cashier's Office in the East Hall Building, by mail, by phone, or via Piperline.

    TUITION REFUND

    If you officially withdraw from school during the fall semester, the amount of tuition owed is calculated from the date of record of withdrawal or leave, not the date you stop attending class. If the official withdrawal takes place within the first 10 business days of class for students enrolled in the weekday JD program or the first two weekends for students enrolled in the weekend program, no tuition is owed. Subsequently, tuition owed is calculated daily on an increasing scale based on the percentage of the days in the term before the official withdrawal date. The above process is also used to calculate refunds if you drop from full-time (12-16 credits) to part-time status (8-11 credits). Please see the academic calendar for add/drop dates. If you withdraw after 60 percent of the term has passed, you are responsible for all tuition.

    VA BENEFITS

    If you are eligible for VA benefits, please contact Financial Aid (finaid@hamline.edu).  

    NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

    Hamline University will not tolerate harassment, discrimination, or retaliation based on race; color; gender/sex; ethnic background; national origin; sexual orientation; gender presentation; marital, domestic partner or parental status; status with regard to public assistance; disability; religion; age; or veteran status in its employment or educational opportunities.

    Hamline University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

    Spring 2015