Enrollment instructions for summer/fall 2023 are available below. Instructions for the upcoming semester are typically posted shortly before enrollment appointments open.
Enrollment Instructions: Summer/Fall 2023
Enrollment for the School of Law will be conducted online by accessing the following website: sa.ku.edu/index.html.
Please read these instructions carefully and consult the Schedule of Classes for more complete information. These instructions supplement the information contained in the Schedule of Classes and should not be seen as the only source of information for law students. Access is available online at classes.ku.edu/classes.
There are three steps to becoming officially enrolled:
- Enrollment Preparation (This step includes checking your account online and clearing any holds.)
- Fee payment
*Check prerequisites here: law.ku.edu/current-students/academic-resources/prerequisites. It is your responsibility to make sure you have met the prerequisites. Enroll and Pay does not stop you from enrolling.
TRIAL ADVOCACY - starting Fall 2023 Evidence is a prerequisite, NOT a co-requisite. Evidence will be available in Summer 2023.
Summer and Fall courses are viewable on enroll and pay. You can now view the course schedule here: Class Schedule.
In the weekly calendar view, you can use the drop-down in the top right to filter.
Spring/Summer Exam Schedules are here: law.ku.edu/current-students/academic-resources/exams.
The courses listed in these instructions do not constitute a contract.
Spring 2023 Academic Calendar
Visit the Academic Calendar page for a full listing of dates/deadlines.
- Tuesday, Jan. 17 - Classes begin
- Monday, March 13 - Spring break
- Monday, March 20 - Classes resume
- Friday, April 21 - Last day of classes
- Saturday, April 22 - Reading Day
- Monday, April 24 - First day of final examinations
- Friday, May 5 - Last day of final examinations
- Saturday, May 13 - Law School Hooding Ceremony
- Sunday, May 14 - Commencement
March 1, 2023 - Last day to submit an application for degree online to ensure May 2023 graduation.
More information about graduation on the website here: law.ku.edu/current-students/graduation
IMPORTANT - your opportunity to enroll online for the fall of 2023 begins at the enrollment appointment time you have been assigned.
Summer 2023 Academic Calendar
Upper-Level 1st session
- Monday, May 15 - Classes begin
- Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day, no classes
- Wednesday, June 14 - Last day of classes
- Thursday, June 15 - Reading Day
- Friday, June 16 - Final examinations
- Monday, June 19 - Classes begin
- Monday, July 4 - Independence Day, no classes
- Wednesday, July 19 - Last day of classes
- Thursday, July 20 - Reading day
- Friday, July 21 - Final examinations
Fall 2023 Academic Calendar
- Thursday, August 24 - Classes begin
- Monday, September 4 - Labor Day, no classes
- Saturday, October 14 - Fall break begins
- Wednesday, October 18 - Classes resume
- Wednesday, November 22 - Thanksgiving recess begins, no class
- Monday, November 27 - Classes resume
- Thursday, November 30 - Constructive day for MTW classes
- Friday, December 1 - Reading Day
- Monday, December 4 - First day of final examinations
- Friday, December 15 - Last day of final examinations
- Saturday, December 16 - Recess begins
Spring 2024 Academic Calendar
- Tuesday, January 16 - Classes resume
Enrollment appointments begin on March 31, 2023.
In order to view your appointment time, you should use this navigation in Enroll & Pay: Enroll and Pay> Enrollment.
You will be able to enroll online for the fall semester from your appointment time until Sunday, August 20, 2023. Friday, August 25, 2023 is the last day to add/change online
Enrollment appointment times are set according to the number of hours a student has completed plus the number of hours in which they are currently enrolled:
- Day 1: 59+ hours
- Day 2*: 29-58 hours
- Day 3: 0-28 hours
*Day 2 is Monday, April 3, 2023. Enrollment appointments are set by the University and only changed if there is an error. Will not be changed because you are at 58 hours.
Enrollment appointment times will not be changed if you are short on hours.
Payment of Fees
E-Bills will be emailed on or about August 21, 2023. Bills due September 15, 2023.
Fee payment information is available from Student Accounts & Receivables.
You can check your billing and account information log in to Enroll and Pay>Student Financials tile>Account Services>Print or View a Bill.
Add/Drop - Fall 2023
- Monday, August 21: Late enrollment $150 late enrollment fee begins (if you have not enrolled in any courses for the fall)
- Friday, August 25: Last day to add/change online
- Friday, Agust 25: LAST DAY 100% REFUND
- Monday, September 18: LAST DAY 50% REFUND
This information and more here: registrar.ku.edu/academic-calendar
Log in to Enroll and Pay
Visit the Enroll & Pay website.
Enter the 5-digit class number associated with each class and follow the prompts through to the shopping cart. Search the Schedule of Classes for up to date information.
Beginning March 2, 2023 enrollment appointments are viewable on Enroll & Pay.
Criminal Prosecution Field Placement Program, Elder Law Field Placement Program, Field Placement Program, Legal Aid Clinic and Project for Innocence will require a permission number to enroll. These specific field placements or clinics will provide the Registrar with a list of people who should be enrolling. The Registrar will email those students to give them a permission number for the class. Field Placement Program codes will be distributed by email after Professor Glenn Jewell gives approval.
The final exam schedule for spring/summer/fall 2023 are posted on the Exam Information page on the KU Law website. Choose your course schedule mindful that you may have several consecutive final examinations and that relief from such a situation cannot be guaranteed to any student.
During fall 2023, main enrollment waitlists will be online in Enroll & Pay.
Upcoming 3Ls will be given priority since they will be the first to enroll. If you choose to use the waitlist, keep in mind we’ve identified a few glitches: If you sign up on a waitlist the computer will automatically enroll you in the class if there is an opening and will not give you any notice. The computer will not enroll you if you are already enrolled in a class that conflicts with the waitlisted class. If you have a hold, the computer will not pull you from the waitlist. Since you will be automatically enrolled in the class if there is an opening, you will be responsible to check your schedule online regularly and make any adjustments necessary.
Important Enrollment Reminders
Please note the following reminders.
Add and Drop Policies
Classes may be added only within the first 5 days of the summer session or the first two weeks of the fall semester. After the second week of classes (the fifth day in a summer session), classes may be added only with the express approval of the Associate Dean and the instructor of the course in question. If a student drops a School of Law class at any time up to and including the last day of classes in the semester, the class enrollment will be canceled and will not appear on the student's record.
Special Drop Rule
The following courses have special No-Drop rules:
- Criminal Prosecution Field Placement Program - after acceptance
- Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies - with permission of instructor
- Judicial Field Placement Program - with permission of instructor and judge
- Legal Aid Clinic– with permission of instructor
- Pretrial Advocacy - after acceptance
- Trial Advocacy - after the fifth day of class.
Alternate Grading System
The following courses are graded Credit/No Credit:
- Criminal Prosecution Field Placement Program
- Extended Bar Preparation
- International Moot Court Competition
- Judicial Field Placement Program
- Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy I
- Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy II
- Law Review
- Moot Court Competition
- Moot Court Council
- Mock Trial Competition
- Mock Trial Council
- National Moot Court Competition
Application for Degree
Any student who expects to graduate in August 2023 or December 2023 must complete an application for degree form in Enroll & Pay and the Registrar’s graduation form. A link to the form will be emailed in the fall. Diplomas can be received by mail by filling out a form online through Enroll & Pay.
The annual security report about KU safety policies, crime statistics, and campus resources is available online at ku.edu/safety or on paper by contacting the dean of students, 143 Strong Hall, 785-864-4060.
It is strongly recommended that any student who is planning to graduate in the coming semester check their graduation progress before the beginning of the spring semester. A student can generate a degree progress report in the myKU portal to see which degree requirements and hours have been completed and which ones remain.
It is strongly recommended that students who are planning to graduate in the coming semester check the degree progress report to make sure they will meet degree requirements. They can check with the Registrar if they have questions and it is best to do so before beginning the last semester.
Grades are viewable at the end of the second summer session and at the end of the fall semester after Professors/Instructors post them electronically. The due date is 2.5 weeks after the end of the last final exam for the summer or fall.
Requirements for Independent Research are listed in the course description. There are no exceptions to these requirements. Special permission from the professor is required prior to enrollment in Independent Research. To obtain special permission you should email the professor and forward their response to the Registrar at email@example.com. You will receive an email response with a number that will allow you to enroll online. This should be done before the beginning of the semester.
Joint Degree Students
See the registrar if you have any questions.
In the event a make-up class becomes necessary to meet the ABA standard for minutes in the classroom the class will be scheduled by the professor and he/she will assign a specific date. The following days have been set aside:
- First-year make-ups:
- 12:30 p.m. Monday
- 12:30 p.m. Friday
- 8:10 a.m. Monday and Wednesday
- Upper-level make-ups:
- 12:30 p.m. Monday
- 12:30 p.m. Friday
- First-year make-ups:
- 12:30-1:25 p.m. Mon & Fri
- 3:45-4:40 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri
- Upper-level make-ups:
- 12:30-1:25 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri
- 1:35-2:30 p.m. Fri
- 3:45-4:40 p.m. Fri
Professional Responsibility must be taken before a student finishes their 60th hour of law school. Exceptions are not permitted.
If a student intends to apply for a Kansas Legal Intern Certification under Rule 715 for the summer after their 2L year so that they can appear in court, they will need to have completed 59 credit hours.
An official copy of your academic record is available through the Office of the University Registrar. Unofficial copies of transcripts are available in the myKU Portal under the academics tab, then "law report."
Withholding Directory Information
A student may request to have directory information, as defined in "Policies Affecting Student Rights and Responsibilities," withheld from the public. This request may be made at the University Registrar's office. More information is available on the KU Registrar website.
When choosing your classes, please be aware of the class prerequisites and abide by them. If you enroll in a class for which you have not completed the prerequisite, you will be asked to drop the class. A substantial number of second and third-year courses have one or more upper-level courses as prerequisites. The prerequisite table is listed in the online catalog.
New Course Information
Additional courses may be added at a later date. Notifications of any changes will be made via email.