Information for UVA Undergraduate/Graduate Students Seeking to Take a Law School Course

The Law School finalizes its courses for the upcoming academic year at the end of June. Courses identified in SIS prior to that time are tentative and subject to change.

Students active in a degree program at the University of Virginia can take Law School courses (1) by filling out this form (including instructor authorization) AND (2) submitting it before the deadline noted below to the Law School's Student Records Office (SRO), not the student's home registrar's office. A non-Law student who bypasses these steps in obtaining enrollment in a Law School course risks being withdrawn from the course.  Please note that the Law School does not extend this enrollment opportunity (for credit or as an Auditor) in our J-term abroad courses nor our required first-year courses (i.e. Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Legal Research and Writing, Property, and Torts).

Students interested in taking a Law class should attend the class to keep up with the course material (but should not leave any enrolled student without a seat).  Unless there is adequate enrollment capacity to meet law student demand at the time of the request, the request cannot be finalized until after the Law School's add/drop deadline passes. If seats are available after the add/drop period ends for law students (identified on the academic calendar), the Law School's SRO will complete a course enrollment form authorizing the requesting student to take the course.  SRO will notify the requesting student's "home" department registrar (the Undergraduate School of Arts & Sciences, in most cases for undergrads, and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in most cases for graduate students) because it is ultimately a decision by the student's "home" school to permit and finalize the enrollment once the Law School authorizes a seat in the course.

Deadlines for Non-Law Students

  • Sept. 3, 2024 @ 12 p.m. – Deadline for Non-law students to submit requests to SRO to enroll (for audit or credit) in Fall 2024 law courses.
  • Jan. 9, 2025 @ 12 p.m. - Deadline for Non-law students to submit a request to SRO to enroll (for audit or credit) in one J-term 2025 law course.
  • Jan. 28, 2025 @ 12 p.m. – Deadline for Non-law students to submit requests to SRO to enroll (for audit or credit) in Spring 2025 law courses.