Course Registration

Each spring continuing JD students have access to the Student Link for course pre-selection through WebReg. This system provides students with a convenient way to access and change course information by simply logging on to the Student Link with their BU Login Name. Course Selection is a pre-registration process that allows you to select and prioritize your course preferences for the course registration lottery—it does not enroll you in classes for the following academic year.

There is no advantage to registering early (course selection is not first come, first served), however you should not wait until the last minute to make your selections. WebReg will close promptly at 11:59 p.m. on the published deadline. The lottery is run at the end of the course selection period and is maintained so that third-year students have preference for courses and seminars. Over the summer, the Registrar’s Office will mail notification of the courses for which you are officially registered.

Course Selection (2015–16)

Registration information (including instructions, course, and seminar descriptions and schedules) will be posted here. Please review these documents thoroughly before beginning the registration process. The guide and descriptions for 2015–2016 are posted below for reference only:

WebReg Instructions

During the Pre-Registration period, when you open the Student Link page, “Registration” will be an option. Also, you can click on “Academics” and find the Registration option among other student services. Note: Exam Schedule, GPA Summary, External Credits and Test Scores and Transcript Preview are NOT options for Law Students.

  • Click on “Registration”
  • You will be asked for your BU Login Name and password.
  • Your current schedule will appear.
  • Scroll down and click on “Reg Options” which will appear under “Fall 2015 – No Reg activity”.
  • You will have a few options to choose from, including “Pre-Reg Worksheet, “Register for Class” and “Drop Class”.
  • Click on “Pre-Reg Worksheet.” You will be able to add classes to both your Fall and Spring Worksheets – both worksheets appear under the “Fall 2016″ option. Do not confuse “Plan” with the Pre-Reg Worksheet.
  • When you click on a semester to add classes, you will be brought to a search page. You can search by school (and receive a complete listing of what is offered for the Law school) or by course # (if you know the specific class you want).
  • Once you choose a class, you will be brought to the Pre-Reg Worksheet. Here you can continue to add courses and/or update the preference number for each course. (Click the arrow next to class to change preferred class sequence for the lottery.)

Add/Drop Deadlines

Students will have an opportunity to make changes to their schedules according to the dates listed below.

Fall 2015 Add/Drop

Students may make changes for both fall 2015 and spring 2016 during this period.

Class Year: 3Ls only

Start Date: July 5 End Date: July 19

Class Year: 2Ls only

Start Date: July 20 End Date: August 3

Class Year: All JD Students

Start Date: August 4 End Date: September 13

*Clinical Programs have their own add/drop periods and registration requirements. Students should check with the office of the relevant clinical program for specific add/drop and registration procedures.

Spring 2016 Add/Drop

Students may make changes to their spring 2016 schedule during this period.

Class Year: 3Ls only

Start Date: October 11 End Date: October 25

Class Year: 2Ls only

Start Date: October 26 End Date: November 9

Class Year: All JD Students

Start Date: November 10 End Date: January 23

Please note: Adjustments to your schedule may result in a change to your financial aid, academic status, or visa status.

Add/Drop Instructions

During the add/drop period, continuing law students will have access to the Student Link for course selection (WebReg). This system provides students with a convenient way to access and change course information by simply logging on to the Student Link with your BU Login Name. Please note that you may not add a closed course through WebReg.

During the Add/Drop period, when you open the Student Link page, “Registration” will be an option. Also, you can click on “Academics” and find the Registration option among other student services. Note: Exam Schedule, GPA Summary, External Credits and Test Scores and Transcript Preview are NOT options for Law Students.

  • Click on “Registration”.
  • You will be asked for your BU Login Name and password.
  • Your current schedule will appear.
  • Scroll down and click on “Reg Options” which will appear under “Fall 2015.”
  • You will have a few options to choose from, including “Register for Class” and “Drop Class.”
  • When you click on a semester to add classes, you will be brought to a search page. You can search by school (and receive a complete listing of what is offered for the Law school) or by course # (if you know the specific class you want).

Auditing Classes

A course or seminar that is not closed may be audited informally, with no recognition of the class on the transcript, or formally, with recognition of the class and an audit (AUD) grade. To audit a class the student must complete and submit Part I of the Audit Permission form by the end of the add/drop period. This two-part form is available from the Registrar’s Office. Students formally auditing a class are responsible for discussing with the professor what the expectations are regarding attendance, preparation, and participation. At the end of the term, the student must obtain the professor’s signature on Part II of the form to notify the Registrar that the audit was successfully completed.

Although credit is not awarded toward the degree requirement, a student who audits a course or a seminar bears the financial responsibility if they exceed 18 credits in a semester. An audited class may not conflict with any class a student is officially enrolled. An audited class may not be converted to a graded course after the end of the add/drop period.

Students cannot register to audit a course through WebReg. Please direct any questions regarding auditing a course or seminar to the Law Registrar’s Office.

Non-Law Students

Non-law students who are interested in taking a course at the Law School must obtain the permission of the instructor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Fred Tung

Note: Non-law students must register directly through the Law Registrar’s Office in person or in writing. Non-law students may register only after the law student registration process is complete. Registration should include: Name, BU ID number (if applicable), Social Security number, Current address, Current telephone number, Date of birth, Course Number, Course Name, Instructor’s Name.