|LD1 = 1st year day||LE1 = 1st year eve|
|LD2 = 2nd year day||LE2 = 2nd year eve|
|LD3 = 3rd year day||LE3 = 3rd year eve|
|LSD = Law Non Degree Day||LE4 = 4th year eve|
|LSE = Law Non Degree Eve|
Enrollment priority for elective courses for which first year students are not eligible:
Priority for enrollment in evening elective courses by Class Code is: LE4, LE3, LD3, LE2, LD2, LSD/E.
Priority for enrollment in day elective courses by Class Code is: LD3, LE4, LD2, LE3, LD1, LE2, LSD/E.
Elective courses which begin later than 4:10 and earlier than 6:30 or on Saturday are open equally to day and evening students; priority is LD3/LE4, LD2/LE3, LE2, LD1, LSD/E.
Enrollment priority for elective courses for which first year full time day and first year evening students are eligible and are considered after upper division students:
Priority for enrollment in day elective courses by Class Code is: LD3, LE4, LD2, LE3, LD1, LE2, LE1, LSD/E.
Priority for enrollment in evening elective courses by Class Code is: LE4, LE3, LD3, LE2, LD2, LD1, LE1, LSD/E.
Elective courses which begin later than 4:10 and earlier that 6:25 or on Saturday are open equally to day and evening students; priority is LD3/LE4, LD2/LE3, LE2, LD1, LE1, LSD/E.
Enrollment priority for elective courses for which first year full time day and first year evening students are eligible and are considered prior to upper division students:
Priority for enrollment in day elective courses by Class Code is: LD1, LE1, LD3, LE4, LD2, LE3, LE2, LSD/E.
Enrollment priority for summer courses:
Summer session course priority is LD3/LE4, LD2/LE3, LE2.
Priority Number. If selection cannot be accomplished by using other priorities, enrollment priority for each course will be determined by computer generated random selection.
Wild Card Priority. Most senior students complete the Wild Card course selection process in April’s advance registration. Senior students who did not submit the Wild Card form in April may do in November in accordance with the registration schedule. "Wild Card" gives seniors an enrollment preference in one course during the year (summer, fall and spring). Day division students may not Wild Card evening division Clinical offerings: Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. Seniors may not Wild Card courses in which non-seniors have enrollment preference (See sections 4 and 6 below for a list of those courses). Wild Cards may not be used to gain entry in a required class over seniors who have not yet satisfied a graduation requirement. Seniors who have not previously submitted a Wild Card may submit their Wild Card for a spring seminar for which there is a non-senior enrollment preference. Seniors submit the Wild Card Selection Form wherein they rank four courses in order of preference (#1 through #4). Each senior will be admitted to the first course available among his/her four preferences. Reminder: each senior gains Wild Card admission to only one course for the entire year summer, fall and spring. The approved Wild Card will be added to the student’s on-line Advance Registration Request Form by the Office of Registration and Enrollment. If any course is oversubscribed in the Wild Card process, priority is determined by computer generated random selection.
Non-senior Course Priority. Non-seniors have enrollment priority for Business Associations (Fall only), Evidence (Fall only), Gender in the Legal Profession Seminar, and Income Taxation. Priority for enrollment in these courses is:
day courses; LD2, LD3, LE3, LE2, LE4
evening courses; LE3, LE2, LE4, LD2, LD3
twilight courses; LD2/LE3, LD3/LE4, LE2
In addition, seniors may not Wild Card these first-year priority courses: Administrative Law (Steinzor), Homeland Security and Law of Counterterrorism (Greenberger), and International Law (Danchin).
Dual Degree Program. Students in dual degree programs who may not be able to benefit from the normal priorities due to scheduling requirements of the other program should meet (prior to the dates for submitting online registration requests) and discuss scheduling with an advisor in the Office of Student Affairs or Office of Registration & Enrollment.
Non-Senior Seminar Priority and Advanced Writing (Cert) Requirement. The School of Law encourages second year day and third year evening students to complete the Advanced Writing Requirement prior to their senior year. Therefore, second year day and third year evening students may use the "Non-Senior Seminar Selection" form to request priority enrollment for seminars which may be taken to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.
Senior Wild Card selection "trumps" the Non-Senior Seminar Selection enrollment priority for seminars. Seminars eligible for satisfaction of the Advanced Writing Requirement are noted on the Curriculum (in the column to the far right).
Except in extraordinary circumstances, students must complete the Advanced Writing Requirement no later than the end of their fifth semester (day division) or seventh semester (evening division).
Advanced Legal Research (ALR). Enrollment priorities for ALR are as follows:
Courses Requiring Faculty Approval. Enrollment in Asper Fellowship, Center for Health & Homeland Security Externship, Clinic II, Externship, Fourth Circuit Decisions, Health Law Practicum, Independent Written Work, Legislative, Congressional Practicum/ Externship, Maryland Legislative Practicum, South Africa Externship, Teaching Fellow Seminar and Women, Leadership & Equality Fellows requires separate faculty approval forms which must be submitted and approved during Advance Registration or prior to the start of the semester/summer session. The "Courses Requiring Faculty Approval" form is available on the Current Student web page and on the Forms Shelves outside of Suite 280. Approved forms should be submitted to the Office of Registration and Enrollment, Suite 280, during Advance Registration and must be submitted prior to the start of the semester/summer session.
Credit Limits. Full-time day students who have completed the first-year requirements and part-time evening students who have completed the first- and second-year requirements may request enrollment in as many as 17 credits per semester. Students are billed on a per credit basis after the first year in the full-time program and after the first two years in the part-time program. In most cases, full-time day students enroll in between 12 and 17 credits, and part-time evening students enroll in between 9 and 11 credits. These are not limits, but are intended as guidance.
In the advance registration process in April and November, students are not registering, but requesting approval to register for the courses they list and submit online. The registration system in fact permits students to request enrollment in more than 17 credits. However, when those requests are reviewed by the Office of Registration & Enrollment (OR&E) to determine who is and who is not admitted to the requested courses, the Office will arbitrarily decide which course(s) to drop if the student requests enrollment in more than the 17-credit limit. For that reason, students are discouraged from requesting enrollment in more credits than they are permitted to take. Due to ABA requirements, students may take no more than 17 credits (no exceptions) in any one semester.
In the summer session, students in all divisions may enroll in no more than 9 credits, and exceptions are not permitted.
Other Priorities and Preferences. Students should review the course catalog for course descriptions, prerequisites and co-requisites, etc.