Minimum/Maximum Hours Rule
A law student may take no more than sixteen semester hours a semester. In rare situations, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs may, for good cause shown, permit a student to register for a maximum of seventeen hours per ABA policy. Law students may take courses in other schools and colleges only with the express prior permission of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Normally, a student may not take a course in another school or college, except an ROTC course, in addition to the maximum load in the law school.
During a long-session semester, a minimum load of ten semester hours is required of all students with twenty semester hours of credit or more; a minimum load of fourteen semester hours is required of all students with fewer than twenty semester hours of credit. A student may not take less than a minimum load without special permission of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
- Petition to take fewer than 10 hours or more than 16
- COVID-19 Update: For Fall 2021 registration, Law Academic Services is accepting digital signatures and/or approvals from supervising professors via email. Send all completed forms and/or emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law students are strongly advised that they should not work while in their first year and that they should not work more than fifteen hours a week while in their second and third years.