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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 (see below).

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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:

Additional Registration Resources

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 (clinics and externships). Students may take up to a combined total of 15 credits towards experiential learning.

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

  • Please review the Law School’s Financial Aid webpage for additional questions
  • JD students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in order to be eligible for financial aid in the fall, spring, and summer* semesters.
  • LLM students must be enrolled in at least 5 credits* to be eligible for financial aid in fall, spring, and summer semesters. *This number has changed effective Fall 2020*

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.
  • Please contact Adam Ernette for IP courses and Centers for Excellence for all other LLM registration.

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.