Registration for non-law courses begins on the announced Open Enrollment date and occurs on One Stop (www.onestop.umn.edu). All JD students are eligible to transfer in a maximum of six (6) non-law credits (unless completing an approved joint or dual degree).
Grading: You must earn the equivalent of a "C-" or better in a non-law course to receive credit at the Law School. All non-law coursework must appear on the student’s law transcript. Students may enroll in non-law courses on either an A-F basis or on a pass/fail grade basis, if available. Regardless of the grade-basis for the non-law course the grade will NOT factor into the Law GPA. The preferred grade basis must be selected at the time of registration for the non-law course. The Law School Registrar’s Office will not adjust the grade-basis for a non-law course after the student’s initial registration.
Instructor Consent: Some non-law courses require a “permission number” to register. Obtain this number directly from the instructor or the department offering the course.
For students who matriculated in or after Fall 2013:
The Law School will accept up to six (6) non-law credits at the graduate level (5000 and above) in coursework that is substantially law-related. “Substantially law-related” may be determined in one of two ways:
1. The Dean may approve such courses for a particular student based on a student’s petition explaining how the course fits into an overall plan of study. (N.B. This approval is delegated to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and a petition form will be forthcoming in November 2014.)
2. Courses currently approved for credit toward a Law School concentration satisfy the substantially law-related requirement. Students seeking to count credits towards graduation under this Section are responsible for researching the coursework currently approved under the various concentrations. See Concentrations at http://www.law.umn.edu/current/concentrations.html for more information.
N.B. Students should seek to verify such approval before taking a course, as denial of a retroactive petition may delay a student’s eligibility to graduate.
For students who matriculated prior to Fall 2013:
Language Courses: If you are interested in language courses, you may register for any level (1000-9000) course, provided you have not taken it as an undergraduate within the last 5 years. These courses fill fast.
Other Courses: You may take any non-language course at level 5000-9000 only.