Office of Student Affairs

Registration FAQs

The OSA is responsible for registration three times a year and these are some of the frequently asked questions we receive.

  1. When do I register? When are lotteries done?
  2. Where do I register online for classes?
  3. How do I register for a limited enrollment/capped course?
  4. How do I tell if a class is Letter-Graded or Honors/Credit/No Credit?
  5. What classes can I use for my Professional Skills Writing Requirement?
  6. What classes can I use for my Graduation Research Writing Requirement?
  7. I'm a 1L. What do I need to do for registration?
  8. What's up with the 3L Bar Prep course?
  9. It's after the Add/Drop deadline, but I'd like to add or drop a class. Can I still do that?

1. When do I register? When are lotteries done?

Registration for the Spring 2014 semester will take place the between Tuesday, November 5th - Monday, November 11th at 12:00 noon.  Make sure to check your "Permit to Register Status" in JASON to see when your specific registration window opens.

  • Tues, Nov. 5th:  WebAdvisor will be open for 3Ls and LLMs to register online.

  • Wed, Nov. 6th:  WebAdvisor will be open for 2Ls to register online.

  • Thurs, Nov. 7th: WebAdvisor access will TURN OFF for all upper division students and will be RESTRICTED TO 1Ls ONLY to register for their Spring elective for 24 hours.

  • Fri-Sun, Nov. 8-10th: WebAdvisor will RE-OPEN for upper division students to continue registering for Spring 2014 over the weekend. 

  • Mon, Nov. 11th: WebAdvisor access will TURN OFF at 12:00 noon.

  • Mon-Fri, Nov. 11-15th: PROCESSING LOTTERIES for limited enrollment courses.

  • Mon, Nov. 18th: Lottery results available to see online via WebAdvisor and JASON after 12:00 noon.

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2. Where do I register online for classes?

After you've checked your "Permit to Register Status" in JASON, to find your assigned date/time to begin registration, log into WebAdvisor to register for your courses.  Be sure to look at the Instructions for Registration document for step-by-step help.

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3. How do I register for a limited enrollment/capped course?

The curricular offerings document will show which courses are capped.  There is a lottery process for limited enrollment/capped courses.  To participate in the lotteries, you must "WAITLIST" yourself for the course during the registration window.  Third year students have preference in the lotteries.  After Monday, Nov. 18th, we'll be done processing lotteries and you can see if you got into the class or are on the actual waitlist for the course.

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4. How do I tell if a class is Letter-Graded or Honors/Credit/No Credit?

The 100 series courses are first-year Letter-Graded courses; with the following exception: 105 & 106 are Honors/Credit/No Credit.

The 200-300 & 3000 series courses are second- & third-year Letter-Graded courses.

The 400, 500, & 600 series courses are second- & third-year Honors/Credit/No Credit courses; with the following exception of 618 & 634 as Letter-Graded courses.  Also, see the program inforamtion for the Full-time Externship program for Letter-Graded exceptions.

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5. What classes can I use for my Professional Skills Writing Requirement?

From page 33 of the 2013-14 Law Student Handbook:

Professional Skills Writing Requirement
Students must complete a Professional Skills Writing Requirement as a condition for graduation. A student satisfies this requirement by successfully completing at least one of the following courses at WUCL. The Professional Skills Writing Requirement courses listed below do not by themselves satisfy the Research Writing Requirement (4.II, infra).


Administrative Law (Smith)
Animal Law
Appellate Theory & Process*
Arbitration
Business Lawyering
Contract Drafting
Deposition Skills
Environmental Law & Policy
Externship*
Int’l Law Moot Court Competition
Judicial Opinion Writing
Legal Clinic*
Mergers & Acquisitions
Oregon Criminal Procedure & Practice
Oregon Family Law Practice
Pre-Trial Civil Litigation
Recent Developments in Dispute Resolution
Will & Trust Drafting


*A student who intends to use either Appellate Theory & Process, Externship,
or Legal Clinic to satisfy this requirement must complete additional writing
assignments as directed by the professor.


Upon completion of the course work, each student should pick up a Writing
Requirement completion form from the OSA (also available online). Complete
the form and take it to the professor for their signature. Be sure the form is
returned to the OSA.

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6. What classes can I use for my Graduation Research Writing Requirement?

The Graduation Research Writing Requirement (GRWR) must be completed in a course that is taught by a full-time professor, not an adjunct professor.  Faculty are limited to advising no more than 15 students per academic year for the GRWR.  Most students want to complete the GRWR in a seminar course with a full-time faculty member that is graded by final paper.  However, students may also complete the GRWR with submitting an article or paper of publishable quality through Law Review or the Willamette Journal of International Law & Dispute Resolution (WJILDR).  Please check with either Law Review or WJILDR for details.  Students may also take a course from a full-time faculty member which is tested by final exam AND write a paper in the same course.

Refer to pages 33-35 of the 2013-14 Law Student Handbook for details about the Quality of the research paper.

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7. I'm a 1L. What do I need to do for registration?

First-year law students will only have one elective course to select for the Spring 2014 semester, and have a 24 hour window for registration on Thursday, November 7th.

The first-year electives to choose from are:  Negotiation I, Intro to Business Law, Lawmaking Process, Int'l Law & Dispute Resolution, and Comparative Law.

Each course is a core course if you wish to pursue a certificate program (see pages 17 and 51-62 of the 2013-14 Law Student Handbook).  However, you are not required to enroll in the corresponding certificate program if you take the elective.

First year students will be registered for the remainder of their Spring 2014 courses, and schedules will be viewable during the week of Nov. 18th.

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8. What's up with the 3L Bar Prep course?

The 3L Bar Prep course, which is scheduled for Wednesday night from 5:30-7:30pm on the Spring '14 schedule, is NOT for academic credit.

The last two years it was coordinated and put on by BarBri as an Oregon Bar Prep course, and it was separate from the summer BarBri Bar Prep course.

This year, we're still waiting to see if BarBri will be putting this on again.  As soon as we hear more, we'll be emailing the 3Ls.

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9. It's after the Add/Drop deadline, but I'd like to add or drop a class. Can I still do that?

Yes, you may still add (if there is space in the course and with the professor's consent) or drop a course after the two week Add/Drop period.  However, you must do so with the 1) Professor's and 2) Associate Dean's signature/initials on your Add/Drop form.  Bring the form back to the OSA for processing once you've obtained the necessary signatures.

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