Registration for the Spring 2009 Term: Information for First-Years

Greetings!  I hope you are having a rewarding first semester.  I have some important information for you with respect to your classes for the Spring Term.  Please read this entire message.

For the Spring 2009 Semester, first-year students will be randomly assigned to sections of Property (4 credits), Introduction to Criminal Procedure (3 credits), Constitutional Law (3 credits) and Legal Writing II (2 credits). 

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to select an elective of one of the following courses: Civil Procedure II (3 credits); Contracts II (3 credits); International Law (3 credits); or Administrative Law (3 credits).  You will be asked to indicate your first, second, and third elective choice on a form that will be placed in your hang-file in a week or so. 

I do, however, have two additional and VERY IMPORTANT scheduling notes for you at this point

(1) IF you will have (a) special scheduling needs based on extraordinary/compelling circumstances or (b) will be a part-time student in Spring 2009, you must submit a letter detailing your need, along with any relevant supporting documentation (such as a letter from your employer) by Friday, November 14th.  Your request should be submitted to Assistant Dean Kevin Kelly, either by placing it in his 5th Floor mailbox, or mailing it to Dean Kelly at: University of Wisconsin Law School, 975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706. No phone calls or emails in this regard will entertained.

You may have received a notice from the University Registrar assigning you a Web Enrollment time for next week.  Please disregard the time and date assigned to you on the University Registrar's notice or on your My UW portal.  You will not be able to register until the Law School determines your schedule (based upon your elective choice and/or any special scheduling needs).  In due course, the Law School will inform all first-years when and how to register for your Spring 2009 courses.

Thank you for your attention.

Submitted by Kevin Kelly on November 5, 2008

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