Credit for Non-Law Courses - Law Students

Law students are permitted to take up to a total of six hours of courses for Law School credit in other schools of the University during law school. Please note that because you are listed as "primary degree program-Law" with the University. You will be charged the same per credit hour law school course rate for ANY non-law courses taken (NOT the undergraduate or graduate per credit hour rate). This does not apply to students officially enrolled in a dual degree program.

  1. Grades for non-law school courses are a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis.  In addition, non-law courses are subject to the following regulations:
    1. The course must be at the graduate level (numbered 7000-9999).
    2. The course must be related to the student's study and future practice of law.
    3. The semester hours of the non-law course will be counted in the student's total number for the semester, and the student may not (without permission) take any more than a combined total of seventeen credit hours in a regular semester, or seven in a Summer Session.
    4. Students wishing to take a non-law course for law school credit MUST request approval in writing from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and complete the Petition to Enroll in Non-Law Courses Form which will includes the following information:
      1. a Statement of purpose for taking the course as related to (b) above.
      2. a Syllabus; and,
      3. all other relevant information
    5. Requests for the approval of non-law courses below the 7000-Level within the guidelines given above must be referred to the Standards and Readmissions Committee. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs may approve 7000-9999 level courses without consultation with the Standards and Readmissions Committee.
    6. For purposes of calculating a student's cumulative GPA, non-law course are treated as S/U courses.
  2. Any petition for law school credit for non-law courses beyond the cumulative maximum total of six hours, shall be initially presented to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. If the student’s request is denied, the student may then petition the Standards and Readmissions Committee. If the Committee denies the student’s request, the student can petition the entire faculty whose decision will be final.