Registration and Grading
Graduate Students: Most Law School courses are taught at the 6000 level. More information is available on the alphabetical course listing. These courses generally are open on a space-available basis. Some courses may require individual approval by the faculty member teaching the course. All communication should be conducted through the Law School Registrar via the Non-Law Student Petition for Law Courses form. First-year law courses (6001-6009) and experiential learning courses (7000 level) are open only to current law students.
Undergraduate Students: Undergraduates may directly register for 3000- and 5000-level courses. For the two 5000-level courses with a 3000-level equivalent, undergraduates may only register in the 3000-level course. It is strongly recommended that undergraduates take Law 3000 and/or Law 3050 prior to enrolling in any 5000-level courses. Undergraduate students may directly register for the following 3000- and 5000-level law courses:
Essentials of Business
Mergers and Acquisitions
Intellectual Property and Technology
Data Privacy Law
Intellectual Property and Technology Seminar
Grading: In accordance with University policy, graduate, undergraduate, and law students who are in the same class may be graded separately and held to different standards of academic performance and accomplishment.
Exams and Assignments: Undergraduate students must adhere to Law School policies on exams and assignments and must take exams according to the same schedule as law students (although the 3000-level classes will have exams on the undergraduate schedule). Exceptions are available only for extraordinary circumstances and may be granted only by the Law School Dean of Students.
Effect of Enrollment: Credit for law courses taken by undergraduate students is generally not transferrable to the Juris Doctor or LL.M. programs at ABA-accredited Law Schools, including the University of Minnesota Law School.