Registration Guidelines & Procedures

Fall Semester 2014


Point Allocation

Each rising 3L will be allotted 65 points and each rising 2L 50 points to allocate during the Point Allocation Process for Fall Semester 2014.  The Point Allocation Period begins on Wednesday, April 16 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on Monday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m.  The timing of your point allocation within the designated period is unimportant.  No advantage is gained by allocating first.  However, you must make your point allocations before the 4:00 deadline on Monday, April 21.

Point Allocation Histories will be available online for your reference.  However, you should not place undue weight or rely exclusively on these, as points needed for a given course may depend on factors that vary from year to year.

Points may be allocated in any fashion you choose, but among no more than 5 courses.  In addition, points are not transferrable to other students, nor can they be “saved” for another registration period.

Point Allocation must be carried out through your My Georgia Law portal.  Once you have selected your courses and allotted points, simply click “Submit,” and then print a copy of the screen for your records before you log out.  Please make sure that the course/crn numbers for your classes are correct.

All Point Allocation submissions are final—they cannot be changed.  So, please ensure that your allocations are correct before submitting.



Registration Based on Point Allocation

Those students who are eligible to enroll in a given course based on their point allocations will be notified through the My Georgia Law portal by Wednesday, April 23.  Early course registration will begin in the afternoon on Thursday, April 24 and will end on Friday, May 23 at 4:00 p.m.   Registration priority based on the Point Allocation Eligibility List will expire at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23.  Students who have not registered by this time will thereafter be treated as if they had not participated in the Point Allocation Process.



Other Registration Rules

Students may register for a maximum of 17 credits. There are no exceptions.

Professors are not authorized to grant permission to students to enroll in a course that is closed.  All students must register for courses in the normal registration process.  Student class rolls are monitored and compared with the Eligibility List.  If you are ineligible to register for a course, you will be dropped.



Late Registration/Schedule Adjustment Period

The Late Registration/Schedule Adjustment Period for enrollment in classes that are still OPEN will begin on Wednesday, May 28 at 9:00 a.m.  The period will end on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  Because the Law School’s registration process does not operate on a first-come, first-served basis, if an open course ends up oversubscribed, a lottery will be held in order to determine which students receive the available seats.



Courses Outside the Law School

Up to six hours of credit for graduate-level courses outside the Law School may be applied toward the J.D. degree.  Registration for such courses requires permission of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Students must demonstrate the relevance of an outside course to their legal education and/or career plans.  Student requests must be made to the Associate Dean in writing or by email no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 28.  The request must include the course name, number and description, as well as an explanation of why the student wishes to take the course and how it relates to his or her legal education and/or law career objectives.



Drop/Add Period

Classes will begin on Tuesday, August 19 and the Drop/Add Period will begin at 9:00 a.m. on that same day.  The Drop/Add Period will end on Monday, August 25.

Courses closed at the beginning of Drop/Add will remain closed for the semester.

Once the Drop/Add Period ends, all student schedules will be considered final.  Further adjustments are left to the discretion of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances.

Special Notice to Clinic/Externship Students: If you are enrolling in a clinic or externship course, you will not be permitted to change the number of credits that you are seeking following the expiration of the Drop/Add Period.




The deadline for withdrawal from a course is October 23.  After that date, students withdrawing will receive a grade of WF, except in cases of “hardship” as defined by the University.



Warning Regarding “Flags”

Registration eligibility via Banner may be affected by the entry of a “flag” on your record by a campus office resulting from your failure to fulfill an obligation (e.g., failure to pay a parking ticket or other University-related fine or bill).  You should investigate whether you have any such flags well in advance of the May 23 registration deadline.

A flag must be removed by the appropriate University official before you can register.  Failure to remove a flag by May 23 may result in the forfeiture of any registration priority earned in the Point Allocation Process.




Contact Paula McBride, Law School Registrar, 542-5123, if you have any questions.