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Summer 2014 Registration
 

Online registration for Summer 2014 will resume Tuesday, March 25, at 7:00 a.m. for all students and remain open online through the first week of classes.  Email notifications for openings in full classes will also resume on the 25th.  If you no longer want to be waitlisted for class, please remove that class from your waitlisted class list. 

So that we can update our database with address changes, changes to projected graduation date and other information, please print out, complete, and return the Student Info Update Form to the Registrar's Office. This form is also available at the Registrar's Office.

Full-time students will enroll in 10-17 units and part-time students will enroll in 8-11 units.  A part-time student may petition the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs to exceed the maximum credit units.  Full-time students may not petition for permission to exceed the maximum units and will not be permitted to take more than 17 units in a trimester.

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Graduation Requirements:

All first year courses, the following upperclass required courses, and completion of 89 units.
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Criminal Procedure I
  • Evidence
  • Torts II
  • Practicum course
  • Scholarly Writing Course (SW or SWR course)
  • Legal Scholarship Training Seminar (taken concurrently with SW course)
  • STEPPS

Scholarly Writing Requirement (SWR): If you are taking a course for SW credit, you must also be enrolled in the Legal Scholarship Training Seminar (course #240). If you will be satisfying the SW requirement by taking a scholarly writing option course, i.e., a course designated as SW/OP, SW/EO or EX/SW, you need to advise the professor that you are taking the course for SW credit.

Independent Study: If you are planning to do an independent study, take the Independent Study Petition to the Professor who will be supervising the independent study for signature, then submit the form to the Office of the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. Once approved by the Vice Dean, the form will be forwarded to the Registrar's Office and you will be enrolled in the Independent Study.

Information regarding Registration for Trial Practice:  If you are planning to take trial practice in the future please read this section carefully.

  • Upper division law students at California Western present jury trials as their final assignment in Trial Practice.
  • Students present a case from beginning to end, including opening statements, direct and cross examination and closing arguments. They then request a jury to return a verdict.
  • After the verdict is delivered, the jury has the opportunity to critique the students' performances and offer them suggestions on how to improve.

We would like to know if you would be willing to serve as a juror in one trial. The trials will take place the last week of summer classes, at 5:00 p.m.  Exact dates will be announced. The trials will last approximately four hours (including deliberations and critique). Note: Jury service is a prerequisite for taking Trial Practice.

To register for Trial Practice in the future, you will have had to have served as a juror in a Trial Practice trial. Please call Laurie Farid in the Office of the Vice Dean to sign up for juror service. The deadline to sign up will be announced. For questions, please contact Laurie Farid at (619) 525-1409.

Prerequisites for taking Trial Practice:
  • In order to enroll in Trial Practice, you must serve as a juror in a trial practice trial before you register to take the course. PLEASE NOTE: Jury trials are scheduled during the week prior to the final week of classes and last approximately four (4) hours. If you have not yet completed this requirement but want to take Trial Practice next trimester, sign up for one of the trials this trimester. This will ensure that you will be eligible for the class during the next registration cycle.
  • NOTE: There are specific attendance requirements for Trial Practice that apply to both enrolled students and wait-listed students.
  • First-year students who plan to take Trial Practice in their third trimester must have a minimum grade point average of 76 at the time of registration.
  • Evidence is also a prerequisite for Trial Practice. It may also be taken concurrently. Also, please note that the Trial Practice Lecture (#785) is a component of the course and must be taken in conjunction with the small section. If you have any questions, please call the Registrar's Office at (619) 525-1414.