Registration Process

Washington University School of Law Students


First Year Law Students:
All first-year law students take the same first-year curriculum. The Registrar will assign students to sections and register all students for courses. First-year students are not permitted to take any additional courses. 

Upper-Level Law Students: 

  • Regular registration takes place in April for the Fall Semester and November for the Spring Semester via the University's online registration system ( WebSTAC ). Consult the Academic Calendar for the specific dates.
  • Pre-registration is available for upper-level students for Clinics prior to the April registration date. Students pre-register for BOTH FALL AND SPRING of the following academic year and are notified of course placements prior to regular online registration.
  • WebSTAC will allow students to be enrolled in or waitlisted for up to 17 units each semester (in the spring semester students can register for up to 18 units if they are taking a 1 unit course in the January Intersession). Overloads are not allowed.
  • See General Registration Information for details on the current registration cycles.

Students Not Currently Enrolled at Washington University School of Law:

Some courses may be open to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in other Washington University departments and to non-Washington University law students currently in good standing at an ABA accredited law school. Openings will be based on space availability, permission of the instructor, and permission from the home school establishing good standing and confirmation that the credit will be accepted. Students must submit a Non-Law Student Course Request Form to the Registrar’s office. 

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