Registration policies and procedures
Law School registration is a two-step process that involves pre-registration and registration. Detailed information will be provided by the Registrar each semester before the registration deadline.
- To pre-register, all students must log into the Law School’s Online Registration System (LORS) on their designated day to submit a registration request. The day before registration, a message will be sent to students’ IU email address containing a link to the LORS website. The designated day is the only day students may submit a registration request. Students who fail to submit a registration request on their assigned day must wait until drop/add to register for classes and will be charged a late registration fee. No priority is given to those who submit requests early in the day. Also, classes that have reached their enrollment cap will be noted. Although students may request to enroll in a class that is full, all students who request a full class have a reduced chance of getting a seat; thus students should always provide an alternate class selection.After all students have submitted their registration requests, the registrar will use a random number generator to determine which students will be bumped from over-requested classes (seniority and uncompleted graduation requirements will also be considered). Bumped students will remain on the waitlist for the course and will receive permission to add their alternate course selection, if possible. Thus, it is in students’ best interest to provide an alternate for each course selection.
- Approximately one week after pre-registration, a notification will be sent to students’ IU email address that registration permissions are in place in One.IU. At that time, students should log back into the LORS to view the status of their registration request. Students will be able to view their waitlist status as well as the classes they have been given permission to register for in One.IU.
- To register, students must visit the Student Center on One.IU. Please register based upon the class permissions provided. Class permissions will expire after approximately one week. Students will be notified by email of the exact day on which class permissions will expire. Any seats not added by the expiration date will be forfeited to students on the waitlist.
Auditors will only be allowed if space is available after all those wishing to enroll for credit are registered. Permission to audit a course will only be granted with the instructor’s signature on a special permission form. In general, auditors are not permitted to participate in class discussion, but students should consult with faculty members regarding their expectations of auditors. Please note that auditing a course costs $25 per credit hour in addition to flat-rate tuition. Students who have requested a class for audit will be administratively added to the class only after the paperwork has been received. 1L students are not eligible to audit.
Independent Study Courses
To register for a B600 (Directed Reading), B706 (Research), B707 (Directed Research), or B710 (Independent Clinical Project) a student must:
- Request the class during registration or drop/add;
- Submit the approval paperwork to the registrar;
- Register for the credit in One.IU.
General policy for JD students taking courses in other IU schools or departments
- The Dean of Students must determine that:
- A requested outside graduate-level course must be deemed by the Law School to have significant intellectual challenge for a law student;
- The course must be closely tied to the student’s career goals or to his or her studies in the Law School;
- The total number of non-law course credits must not exceed six (6) credit hours, including the potential credits of the course requested above.
- Associated fees. There may be extra fees/tuition associated with adding a non-law class. See the Dean for Students or the Director of Financial Aid for more information.
- No duplication. The course must not duplicate a course offered by the Law School or a course previously taken by the student.
- Credit. Credit will be given for the hours earned and a grade of ‘Pass’ will be recorded upon receipt of evidence of satisfactory completion (“C” or higher) of the course.
- Registration. Students are responsible for registering (or withdrawing) themselves for the non-law class. This may involve obtaining instructor and/or departmental authorization for the course.
- Applicability. This policy does not apply to J.D. students who enroll in joint degree programs.