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Registration Information

To view our course catalog, course descriptions, number of credits, and faculty names, visit the course catalog. Select a subject (EB, Law, JD, etc.) and scroll through the courses. Current students must register for courses through

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UIC Law offers registration services through Once you have logged into, you will see the XE Registration option. In XE Registration, you can:

When reviewing the course catalog:

  • JD students: Look for subject codes JD, LAW, and TADR
  • LLM/MJ students: Look for subject codes in your degree area*: EB, EPL, IBT, IP, PTL, RE, and/or TX

*Please note the “Same as” JD course number in the description. For registration, LLM courses will primarily be offered under the JD subject code, and you may only find your courses on the term’s course schedule under the JD subject codes.

Please be sure to review the course descriptions for requisites or other important permissions information.

The Office of the University Registrar XE Registration Hotline provides assistance at If you need additional assistance and would like for a staff member to give you a call back, please provide your question, UIN, and a call back number in your email.

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Online Courses

  • Students are permitted to take up to 30 credits of online courses toward their JD degree only after completing at least 30 credits
  • Mandate students are not eligible to take their required bar preparation courses in an online format.
  • Students enrolled in online courses with a final assessment type of “Online Exam” are required to take the exam via remote proctoring software.

Waitlisted Classes

  • If a section is full and a waitlist is available, it is highly recommended that students add themselves to the waitlist.
  • If a class has reached its maximum enrollment capacity, students may opt to place themselves on the waitlist.
  • If a seat opens, the system will automatically send email notifications to students on the waitlist in the order that students were added. Notifications are sent to students’ UIC email address ONLY. Students are responsible for monitoring their UIC email account. Be sure to check your “Clutter” or “Junk” email folders.
  • If you receive an email stating that a seat has opened up in the waitlisted class, you will have 24 hours from the time the e-mail was generated to log into the system and register for the course.
  • Following the first week of the semester, students will be automatically purged from the waitlist to allow them the opportunity to find a different course.

Experiential Learning Credits

  • Students are required to take at least 3 experiential learning credits (clinic and externship). This requirement is fulfilled by taking 3 credits externship and/or clinic fieldwork. First-time clinic and externship students also enroll in a co-requisite seminar course. Students may take up to a combined total of 15 credits towards experiential learning.
  • Externship enrollment is done by permission, which is granted when students secure an approved externship and have met all pre-requisites. The deadline to obtain a position and request permission to enroll is two weeks prior to the start of the semester. The program overview details the process and deadlines for upcoming terms.
  • Please carefully review the Clinic Registration Guide, which includes the Common Clinic Application.  The submission window is about 3 weeks prior to general registration.  Priority in the selection process will be given according to anticipated graduation date and degree audit status.  If selected, you will receive an email advising you of the offer.  To accept, you must sign a commitment letter and return it.  After the letter is processed, you will receive a notification from the Registrar’s Office allowing you to enroll in the clinic courses.
  • The Restorative Justice Externship fieldwork course, which must be taken during the same semester or term as the co-requisite Restorative Justice Class (TADR 476 and 477), does provide 2 credits toward the 3 credit experiential learning requirement. Students who wish to satisfy all 3 of the required fieldwork credits will need to enroll in the Advanced Restorative Justice Externship fieldwork course during a subsequent semester (TADR 478). Students who wish to enroll in any of the Restorative Justice seminar and fieldwork courses, must receive prior permission from Professor Seng.

Law Journal, Moot Court, and Trial Advocacy Credits

  • The Honors Program Registration Form is available at It should be completed, signed, and returned as an email attachment to the Faculty Director or Advisor for approval no later than one week before the first day of regular classes. Failure to return a completed and approved form before the add/drop deadline will render a student ineligible to receive same semester credit for participation in any of these Honors Programs.
  • For student law journals—Law Review and RIPL—credit hours may be awarded as follows: two (2) credit hours for a comment; two (2) credit hours for each semester serving on the law journal board; and one (1) credit hour for each semester as staff editor.
  • Students serve on the honors board for one academic year; therefore, no more than 8 hours may be earned toward a JD degree for serving on a law journal.
  • Comment credits must be added to the semester in which the majority of the work for the comment is completed.

Minimum/Maximum Credits per Semester

  • Per the ABA requirements, a student must complete the JD degree requirements within 84 months (7 years) of the date the program commenced. A student must also not exceed 20% of their course credits in one academic term (18 credits). Since the summer session is an accelerated semester, the maximum number is 9 credits.
  • In the Fall or Spring semesters, students planning to register for more than 16 credits must receive prior written approval from the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (

Financial Aid Eligibility

  • During the Fall/Spring terms students need to be registered for at least 6 credit hours to be eligible for Federal Loans. During the Summer term students must be registered for at least 5 credit hours to be eligible for Federal Loans.
  • Please review the Law School’s Financial Aid webpage for additional questions

Register for Classes Outside of JD Program

  • Course subjects other than: JD, LAW, TADR, or MJ are graduate LLM courses.
  • JD students are eligible to take LLM credit hours to count toward the JD degree with permission from the appropriate LLM Center.

Consortium Courses

UIC, Chicago Kent, and DePaul share courses with each school through a consortium. Each school offers courses, and a list is available approximately one month prior to the start of the academic term. Courses vary, and it is not possible to determine which courses will be offered for a given term. Every effort is made to provide courses of interest, but schools cannot guarantee topics, seats, or courses availability.

Registration-Related Policies

Joint JD/LLM Degrees

Effective Fall 2020, new students are not being admitted to the joint degree program. Please contact the program directly for more information.

Joint JD/LLM degrees are offered in Employee Benefits, Intellectual Property Law, and Real Estate Law. Joint degree students are permitted to apply the first 10 credit hours satisfactorily completed in the LLM program after admission to the 90 credits required for the JD degree.

A JD student must have at least a 2.50 grade point average and must have completed between 30 and 60 credit hours to be considered for admission to the joint degree program. Each of the joint JD/LLM programs has different qualifications beyond these minimum requirements. With quality counseling and careful planning, JD students can complete coursework that enables them to participate in LLM courses on a par with the lawyer students. The completion of a joint JD/LLM degree program will not only provide an in-depth educational experience in a particular area of the law, but will also allow law students to distinguish themselves from other recent graduates in order to compete successfully for jobs.

For additional information regarding an LLM in Employee Benefits or Real Estate Law, contact: Centers for Excellence

For additional information regarding an LLM in Intellectual Property Law, contact: Adam Ernette

JD Concentrations

JD concentrations are an option for JD candidates interested in selecting electives in a specific area of study.