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Registration & Class Schedules

Access Canvas or The West Education Network (TWEN) for individual course pages.


Before you begin the registration process:

  • Confirm your priority registration number (PRN).
  • Check to see if you have any holds.
  • Review the Graduation checklist/summary of JD Requirements.
  • Run a personalized Degree Works Advisement report to review any degree requirements you have not yet met via the signon.stjohns.edu portal.
  • Be sure you have the necessary pre- or co-requisites for the courses you would like to take.
  • Classes may be closed, and you will want to place yourself on the waitlist. To do so you must select the “Waitlist” option and click “Submit Changes.”
  • Are you in an externship? Read the Externship Registration Instructions.
  • Are you in a clinic? You will be registered automatically by the Registrar’s Office.
  • Are you in both an externship and a clinic? You should not be! Law students may not be enrolled in a clinic and externship simultaneously, nor may you have any type of outside employment (even if unpaid or volunteer) while in a clinic unless the outside employment has been disclosed to and approved by your clinical professor.

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 11:59 p.m. each day.

Spring 2024

SPRING 2024 LAW SCHOOL REGISTRATION DATES

Tuesday

11/7

4th Year students register – PRN

844028

Tuesday

11/7

3rd Year Full-time and Part-time students register – PRN 834028

Wednesday

11/8

2nd Year Full-time and Part-time students – 822028

SPRING 2024 LAW SCHOOL DROP/ADD DATE

Monday

1/1

Last day to drop a pre-session course

Tuesday

1/2

Last day to add a pre-session course

Monday

1/22

Drop/Add deadline for Fall session (approval needed after this date)

Monday

1/29

Last day to drop from fall classes (no transcript notation)

Tuesday

1/30

WD period begins for fall session

 

January 2024 Pre-Session Schedule 12/05/2023

 

Students can look up courses being offered in UIS.

  • Log in to signon.stjohns.edu and select UIS
  • Click on the Student Tab and then on Registration.
  • Select look up class information choose Look up Classes to Add.
  • Choose the semester term and year you are researching. (Do not select Professional Education.)
  • Here you will scroll and choose classes by subject descriptions.

Please note all courses offered at the University as well as the Law School are listed. Law students may only take Law classes.

Spring 2024 Course Schedule-Day and Time 12/19/2023

 

Students can look up courses being offered in UIS.

  • Log in to signon.stjohns.edu and select UIS
  • Click on the Student Tab and then on Registration.
  • Select look up class information choose Look up Classes to Add.
  • Choose the semester term and year you are researching. (Do not select Professional Education.)
  • Here you will scroll and choose classes by subject descriptions.

Please note all courses offered at the University as well as the Law School are listed. Law students may only take Law classes.

Spring 2024Course Schedule-Pre-and Co-requisites 12/19/2023

 

Students can look up courses being offered in UIS.

  • Log in to signon.stjohns.edu and select UIS
  • Click on the Student Tab and then on Registration.
  • Select look up class information choose Look up Classes to Add.
  • Choose the semester term and year you are researching. (Do not select Professional Education.)
  • Here you will scroll and choose classes by subject descriptions.

Please note all courses offered at the University as well as the Law School are listed. Law students may only take Law classes.

Spring 2024 APWR AS UBE Course List 11/30/2023

TITLE

CRN

APWR

AS

UBE

DRAFTING: CONTRACTS

12911

APWR

 

 

DRAFTING: CONTRACTS

16379

APWR

 

 

ADV. INTERVIEWING & COUNSELING

13665

 

AS

 

ADV. INTERVIEWING & COUNSELING

16012

 

AS

 

DEPOSITION PRACTICE

16033

 

AS

 

DEPOSITION PRACTICE

13298

 

AS

 

DEPOSITION PRACTICE

11543

 

AS

 

DEPOSITION PRACTICE

16380

 

AS

 

NEGOTIATION (INTENSIVE)

13666

 

AS

 

BANKRUPTCY ADVOC. CLINIC-PTII

11004

APWR

AS

 

CHILD ADVOCACY CLINIC

10780

APWR

AS

 

CONSUMR JUSTICE ELDER LIT CL

10784

APWR

AS

 

DEFENSE AND ADVOCACY CLINIC

16031

APWR

AS

 

DOMESTIC VIOL LIT CLINIC-PT II

10783

APWR

AS

 

ECONOMIC JUSTICE CLINIC-PT II

11005

APWR

AS

 

PROSECUTION CLINIC - PART II

10796

APWR

AS

 

REFUGEE IMMIG RTS LIT CLIN-PT2

10787

APWR

AS

 

SECURITIES ARBITRATION CLINIC

10788

APWR

AS

 

TENANTS RIGHTS ADVOCACY CLINIC

13041

APWR

AS

 

BUSINESS PLANNING

12013

APWR

 

 

DRAFTING: CONTRACTS

11339

APWR

 

 

DRAFTING: FEDERAL CIVIL PRACT.

11383

APWR

 

 

DRAFTING: TRADEMARK PROSECUT

13308

APWR

 

 

FEMINIST THEORIES AND JUDGMENT

16040

APWR

 

 

INTL LAW APW TUTORIAL

11165

APWR

 

 

INTRO BANK PRACT: CASE ANALYSIS

12209

APWR

 

 

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ARBITRATION

10864

APWR

 

 

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

16061

APWR

 

 

NY CIVIL LITIGATION PRACTICE

16334

APWR

 

 

PBSP PRACTICE WRITING TUTORIAL

11349

APWR

 

 

PRE-TRIAL ADVOCACY

10786

APWR

 

 

PRE-TRIAL ADVOCACY

16066

APWR

 

 

ADV CLINIC PRACTICE:

11142

 

AS

 

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

12011

 

AS

 

EXTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

11161

 

AS

 

EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR

11162

 

AS

 

EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR

13567

 

AS

 

EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR

11237

 

AS

 

EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR

11412

 

AS

 

EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR - ADVANCED

11230

 

AS

 

INTL LAW PRACTICUM - NATO

11163

 

AS

 

PBSP PLACEMENT I

11347

 

AS

 

PBSP PLACEMENT II

11348

 

AS

 

TRIAL ADVOCACY

13303

 

AS

 

TRIAL ADVOCACY

11245

 

AS

 

TRIAL ADVOCACY

11403

 

AS

 

ADVANCED TORTS

12012

 

 

UBE

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

16016

 

 

UBE

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

10772

 

 

UBE

CIVIL RIGHTS & CIVIL LIBERTIES

13304

 

 

UBE

CRIM PRO: INVESTIGATION

10863

 

 

UBE

EVIDENCE

11010

 

 

UBE

FAMILY LAW

11614

 

 

UBE

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

11406

 

 

UBE

SECURED TRANSACTIONS

11011

 

 

UBE

TRUSTS AND ESTATES

10869

 

 

UBE

Edited 11/30/23

SPRING 2024 PAPER COURSES 12/19/2023

CREDITS

CRN

TITLE

PROFESSOR

2

16014

ADV TOPICS IN REAL ESTATE LAW

McCarthy

 

2

16024

CORP GOV ACCT & SOCIAL RESPON

Wade

 

2

16333

CRIMMIGRATION

Rodriguez

 

2

16035

EDUCATION LAW SEMINAR

Lee

 

2

16308

ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Salvo

 

2

16332

GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND THE LAW

Ben-Asher

 

2

12014

INTL SCHOLARLY RESEARCH & WRTG

Ismat

 

2

11013

LABOR LAW - SPECIAL TOPICS

Fernbach

 

3

16053

LAND USE PLANNING

Alvarez

 

2

13314

LAW, POLICY, AND BLACK AUTHORS

Wade

 

2

16086

MUSIC MOVEMENT: RACE RHYTHM JUST

Allen

 

2

13250

SCHOLARLY RESEARCH & WRITING

Boyle Laisure

 

2

11921

SCHOLARLY RESEARCH & WRITING

Anderson

 

2

16078

SEMINAR: THE FUTURE OF WORK

Cherry

 

2

16085

SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW

Pereira

 

edited 12/19/12023

SPRING 2024

SPECIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION 11/3/2023

ACCOUNTING FOR LAWYERS AND BUSINESS BASICS

Students may register for Accounting for Lawyers if you have already taken Business Basics.
Students can NOT take Business Basics if you have already taken Accounting for Lawyers.
 

ADVANCED CONTRACTS

Enrollment is required for J.D. students identified by the administration.  Students will be manually registered by the Office of the Registrar.


ADV. TOPICS IN REAL ESTATE LAW
Permission by the Program Director, Rob Sein, is needed to enroll.  Students will be manually registered by the Office of the Registrar.
[email protected]  


BANKRUPTCY COURSES
JD students interested in registering for Bankruptcy courses should contact Laura Schwartz at [email protected] or Margie Townsend at [email protected].  Student will be manually registered.

BAR SKILLS (new course)

This course provides graduating JD students an opportunity to practice the question types and styles of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) before bar preparation to raise their chances of first-time success on the bar. The course uses legal doctrine from several areas including Civil Procedure, Contracts, and Criminal Law, which will be reviewed and analyzed and then serve as the foundation for practical application on the UBE. Students will learn core strategies for reading, outlining, exam writing, and answering multiple choice questions under the same timed conditions as the bar exam itself.  Grades will be based on in-class bar style practice exams and take home practice tests for self-grading.  Pre-/Co-requisites(s) - students must be JD students entering their final year of law school and they must not have taken Advanced Analytical Skills, Advanced Contracts, or Applied Legal Analysis.

COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS: LAW AND LITERATURE IN LONDON
This course provides selected second-, third-, and fourth-year students the opportunity and experience first-hand foreign legal systems throughout the world. With a different legal system (country or region) designated annually by the Dean, this travel / study course presents students the opportunity to gain substantial and comparative law knowledge across the great variety of common law, civil law, and mixed legal systems worldwide. The course includes pre-departure lectures at St. John's, guest lectures by law professors, judges and practicing lawyers in the designated country, as well as historical "walking lectures." The travel portion will include stays in selected cities in the jurisdiction as well as study visits to academic, governmental, and legal institutions. Grading will be based on two written essays, one to be completed before departure and one due upon return to St. John's.


This year the Dean’s Travel Study will go to London during the pre-session. The graded, one-credit course provides students with a basic understanding of the theory, tools, and interpretative methods of Law & Literature, using London as a backdrop for thinking about lawyers and the law in the United Kingdom and the United States. Students will read Bleak House, one of Charles Dickens’ great legal novels, as well as works by Graham Greene and J.K. Rowling, to think deeply about law, justice, corruption, individual responsibility, and institutional failure. This class will give students the opportunity to see the cultural and legal highlights of London and develop skills in critical reading, literary interpretation, and the analysis of the law in literature and the law as literature. Students will see how literature is uniquely able to cultivate empathy for others, particularly those accused of and the victims of crime. The course will be graded based on participation and two short reflection papers.

Books and reading material will be provided.

COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS: LAW AND LITERATURE IN IRELAND
The Dean’s Travel Study Program’s Comparative Legal Systems: Law in a Time of Crisis will discuss legal responses to and the aftermath of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Taught by Dean Michael Simons and Professor Michael Perino, the course will focus on how a society’s law, norms, and constraints break down in a time of perceived existential crisis. The class will examine these issues through Patrick Radden Keefe’s Say Nothing, a narrative about a notorious murder in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions. The course will ask students to reflect on how governmental responses in Northern Ireland mirrored responses to crises in the United States. Travelers will depart New York (JFK) on Friday, March 1, arriving in Dublin on Saturday, March 2nd. Students will experience four days (March 2 – March 6) in Belfast and the remaining four days in Dublin (March 6-10).  The group will then return to New York on Sunday, March 10.


This course provides selected second-, third-, and fourth-year students the opportunity and experience first-hand foreign legal systems throughout the world. With a different legal system (country or region) designated annually by the Dean, this travel / study course presents students the opportunity to gain substantial and comparative law knowledge across the great variety of common law, civil law, and mixed legal systems worldwide. The course includes pre-departure lectures at St. John's, guest lectures by law professors, judges and practicing lawyers in the designated country, as well as historical "walking lectures." The travel portion will include stays in selected cities in the jurisdiction as well as study visits to academic, governmental, and legal institutions. Grading will be based on two written essays, one to be completed before departure and one due upon return to St. John's.
The graded, one-credit course provides students with a basic understanding of the theory, tools, and interpretative methods of Law & Literature, using Ireland as a backdrop for thinking about lawyers and the law in the Ireland and the United States. This class will give students the opportunity to see the cultural and legal highlights of Ireland and develop skills in critical reading, literary interpretation, and the analysis of the law in literature and the law as literature. Students will see how literature is uniquely able to cultivate empathy for others, particularly those accused of and the victims of crime. The course will be graded based on participation and two short reflection papers.
Books and reading material will be provided.

CRIMMIGRATION (new course)
As deportations have increased at staggering rates, record numbers of people face removal as a consequence of contact with the criminal justice system. This seminar explores the intersection of criminal and immigration law and its impact on noncitizens. Topics include the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, the treatment of noncitizens in criminal courts, and the impact of criminal and immigration enforcement on communities of color.  Through an active, engaged approach, students gain a deeper understanding of the application of federal immigration law to crimes as well as constitutional protections for noncitizens targeted by the criminal justice system. Policy discussions include the evolution of criminal justice as a form of migration control, the implications of heightened cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities, and the crimmigration system's racialization of immigrant communities. Law and policy considerations, while central to the course, are complemented by interdisciplinary perspectives, including those of social scientists.  Grades will be based on a scholarly research paper and an in-class presentation.

EMERGING ISSUES IN REAL ESTATE LAW SEMINAR (INTENSIVE)
This course will focus on Housing Court and Residential Landlord-Tenant.

In the seminar, students will explore cutting-edge issues in real estate law and deepen their understanding of concepts related to the financing, development, ownership, and operation of real estate not covered in depth in any other course.  Topics covered will change from year to year to reflect the most recent developments and trends in real estate, and the instructor's particular areas of expertise.  Grades will be based on a final examination (75%) and class participation (25%).  Pre-requisite(s) for JD students: REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS and four additional credits of advanced PROP coursework.  Enrollment requires permission of the Program Director, Robert Sein, who may designate pre- and/or co-requisites based on the topic covered.  [email protected]

GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND THE LAW (new course)
This seminar explores the present and history of the legal regulation of gender and sexuality in the U.S. with an emphasis on how race and class have affected those laws and policies. Areas of law covered will include family law, criminal law, administrative law, constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, and health law. We will examine court decisions, legislation, policy, and documentary films through the lens of various disciplines, including feminist, queer, and critical race theories. Topics will include state regulation of sex and reproduction, LGBTQ rights, marriage, transgender and intersex issues, sex-work, employment discrimination, the meaning of sexual harm, and the rise of the #MeToo movement.  Grades will be based on a research paper, student presentations, and student response papers.

STREET LAW SEMINAR
STREET LAW: LEGAL EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY

 The Street Law Program provides students with the exciting opportunity to teach a practical law course on subjects such as constitutional law, torts, and family law to high school students at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens, New York.  While serving the community, students will develop practical legal knowledge, professional responsibility, and important lawyering skills.  

The Details

•    It is a limited-enrollment course open to 8 upper-level law students. 

•    The Street Law Program has a seminar and a placement component. For Spring 2024, the seminar will meet on Tuesdays from 11:10 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

•    Students receive 1 pass/fail credit for teaching to the high school students.  

•    Students receive 2 letter-grade credits for their seminar work.  

•    Students prepare, research, and design their own lesson plans.

•    Students teach one lesson and observe a classmate teach one lesson each week.  

•    In total, students visit the high school twice a week for approximately one hour each time.  The high school classes run Monday through Friday during the following periods: fifth and seventh (11:12 – 11:56 a.m. and 12:46– 1:30 p.m., respectively).  I will solicit preferences for teaching days and times after enrollment in the program. 

•    Students are responsible for their own transportation to the high School, which is located at 230-17 Hillsdale Avenue, Queens Village, NY.  It is only a few miles from the law school accessible by car and public transportation.

Enrollment Process

Students interested in participating in the Street Law Program should send a short statement describing their interest and qualifications.  No prior teaching experience is required.  No minimum GPA is required.  3L students will be given priority.  You should email your statement to Professor Montana at [email protected]

edited: 11/3/2023.

 

Spring 2024 AnnouncementsCourse Cancelled:  Asian Americans and the Law 11/1/2023.

  • Pre-session Course Added:  Emerging Issues in Real Estate Law (Intensive) – See Pre-session schedule 11/1/2023.

  • Course Added:  Entertainment Law (Salvo) T 18:15-20:15 11/1/2023.

  • Course Added:  Street Law (Montana) T 11:10-13:10, See Special Registration Information 11/1/2023.

  • New Pre-session Course Added: Bar Skills (Paras) See Pre-session schedule 11/2/2023.

  • New Course Added:  Crimmigration (Rodriguez) M 15:30-17:30 11/3/2023.

  • New Course Added: Gender, Sexuality, and the Law (Ben-Asher) M 11:10-13:10 11/3/2023.

  • Course Added: NY Civil Litigation Practice (DeStefano) M/W 18:15-19:40 This course satisfies APWR. 11/3/2023

  • Course Schedule Change: Colloquium In Law (Borgen) moved to Thurs., 16:00-18:00 11/3/2023.

  • Course Schedule Change: Space Law (Borgen) moved to Tues/Thurs, 13:30-14:45 11/3/2023.

  • Course Schedule Change: Federal Courts (Movsesian) moved to Mon/Wed, 09:00-10:25 11/3/2023. 

  • Pre-session Course Schedule Change: Emerging Issues in Real Estate (Lansden) changed to 1/3, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/9, 6:00pm – 9:15 pm. 11/15/2023  

  • Course Cancelled:  Professional Responsibility: Public Interest 11/30/2023.

  • Course Schedule Change:  Bankruptcy Clerkship Seminar changed to February 9 and 10. 11/30/2023

  • Pre-Session Course Added:  Deposition Practice (Baum) See pre-session memo for days and times. 11/30/2023

  • Course Added:  Drafting: Contracts (Boyle) Mon 09:00-11:00. 11/30/2023 

  • Course Cancelled:  International Taxation (16046)   12/18/2023.