Enrollment Instructions


Overview

Enrollment instructions for fall 2021 are available below. Instructions for the upcoming semester are typically posted shortly before enrollment appointments open.


Enrollment Instructions: Summer and Fall 2021

There are three steps to becoming officially enrolled:

  1. Enrollment Preparation: This step includes checking your account online and clearing any holds. If your holds are not cleared your enrollment will be delayed and may therefore delay your financial aid reimbursement.
  2. Enrollment
  3. Fee payment

The courses listed in these instructions do not constitute a contract.


Fall 2021 Academic Calendar

  • Thursday - Wednesday, Aug. 19-25: Orientation/Lawyering Skills classes for fall starters
  • Monday - Wednesday, Aug. 23-25: Orientation/Lawyering Skills classes for summer starters
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25: 2L/3L Orientation
  • Thursday, Aug. 26: Classes begin
  • Monday, Sept. 6: Labor Day, no classes
  • Saturday, Oct. 9: Fall Break begins
  • Wednesday, Oct. 13: Classes resume
  • Wednesday, Nov. 24: Thanksgiving recess begins, no classes
  • Monday, Nov. 29: Classes resume
  • Thursday, Dec. 2: Last day of classes
  • Friday, Dec. 3: Constructive Day
  • Saturday, Dec. 4: Reading Day
  • Monday, Dec. 6: First day of final examinations
  • Friday, Dec. 17: Last day of final examinations
  • Saturday, Dec. 18: Recess begins

October 15, 2021: Last day to submit Application for Degrees to ensure December 31, 2021 graduation


Fall Semester Fee Payment Information

Fee payment information for the fall semester is available on the Student Accounts and Receivables website.

Add/Drop

Adding and dropping classes may be done online from the date of your enrollment appointment through Aug. 22, 2021. 

Following Aug. 22, 2021, adding and dropping can online be done with the schedule change form available from the Office of the University Registrar.

A refund schedule is available on the Tuition and Fees page of the University Registrar's website.


Enrollment Instructions

Log in to Enroll & Pay

Visit Enroll & Pay to log in. A link is also available from any KU webpage.

Enrollment Process

Enter the five-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.

Enrollment Appointment

Beginning March 1, 2021, enrollment appointments are viewable in Enroll & Pay.

Courses with Requirements for Enrollment

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 Jennifer Schmidt gives her approval.

Final Exams

A final exam schedule for the summer and fall semester will be posted on the Exam Information page on the KU Law website. Choose your course schedules mindful that you may have several consecutive final examinations and that relief from such a situation cannot be guaranteed to any student. 

Waitlists

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 have 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 type of notice. The computer will not enroll you if you are 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/Drop Policies

Classes may be added only within the first five 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 Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs 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
  • Judicial Field Placement Program: with permission of instructor and judge
  • Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies: with permission of instructor
  • 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
  • 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
  • Legislative Simulation and Study
  • 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 2021 or December 2021 must complete an application for degree 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 in Enroll & Pay.

Clery Statement

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.

Degree Check

A degree check function is available in the myKU Portal under the academics tab. A student can generate a new degree progress report or and view a checklist to see what academic requirements have been met and what requirements are remaining.

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. It is best to do so before beginning the last semester. 

Grades

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 three weeks after the end of the last final exam for the summer or fall.

Independent Research

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 the professor's response to Vicki Palmer, registrar, at vpalmer@ku.edu. 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.

Law Students Enrolling in Non-Law Courses

Law students not enrolled in joint-degree programs may take up to six hours of graduate-level, non-law courses for credit toward graduation requirements with the permission of the associate dean for academic affairs. Students are required to submit requests via email to the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and should include a course description, list of required readings and a course syllabus, if available. Approval to take a non-law course must be obtained from the department offering the course prior to enrollment at the School of Law. Permission numbers are required to enroll online. The department offering the course will provide the permission number. Remember that grades in these classes do not affect your law school GPA but you must earn a B or better for the class to count toward the J.D.

Make-up Classes

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 the professor will assign a specific date. The following days have been set aside for make-ups:

  • First-year make-ups:
    • 12:30 p.m. Monday
    • 11:25 a.m. Friday
    • 12:30 p.m. Friday
  • Upper-level make-ups:
    • 12:30 p.m. Monday
    • 12:30 p.m. Friday
    • 3:45 p.m. Friday
Second-Year Requirements

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 719 for the summer after their 2L year so that they can appear in court, they will need to have completed 59 credit hours.

Transcripts

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 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.

Prerequisites

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

Privacy Law

This course tracks the origins and development of privacy in American law through the examination and analyses of constitutional law, tort law, and some statutory law. We will consider the social impact of emerging technology and social media.

Additional courses may be added at a later date. Notifications of any changes will be made available by email.