FALL 2020 First-year Course Schedule Information

Greetings! Set forth below is a list of the seven possible 1L fall schedules and the 12 Legal Research and Writing I sections.

You may begin registering for your assigned courses on Monday, August 10. Please complete your enrollment by Monday, August 17, 2020, because faculty will be emailing pertinent information that is needed for the first week of the class and thereafter, and you must be enrolled to receive this information via class-list emails.

The Law School was able to accommodate all reasonable scheduling requests. Please be aware, because all first-year schedules have been carefully balanced to equalize the numbers of students in each, the Law School will not be entertaining individual student requests to change an assigned schedule.

How to Register

  1. Information on how to register for your courses is available on the University Registrar's Enrollment Information page:
    • Click on "Enrollment Demos" under the heading "Other Enrollment Related Links."
    • Please note that you will be unable to register until you have completed the "Terms and Conditions Agreement" that the Bursar's Office requires every student to sign.
    • See UW-Madison Bursar's Office Terms & Conditions for more information.
  2. To register, you will need the five-digit “Class Number” (or “Call Number”) for each course listed on your particular assigned schedule below.
  3. Register for all of your courses on your assigned schedule (unless you intend to be a part-time student) and for the Legal Research and Writing I section to which you have been assigned (listed at the very bottom of the list of schedules).
    • Day abbreviations on the schedules below are as follows: M-Monday T-Tuesday W-Wednesday R-Thursday F-Friday.

Please contact Jane Heymann (jheymann@wisc.edu, Room 5103; 608-262-6413) with any enrollment questions.

Textbooks

View what books your instructors are requiring or recommending »

For Contracts, Civil Procedure, and Legal Research and Writing, go to the Course Search and Enroll app, find the course, click on the “See Sections” button, click on the name of your section, and  then scroll down to the bottom of that screen.  The word “Textbooks” will appear in blue – click on that word and you’ll be taken to another screen that displays the textbook(s) you’re supposed to obtain, plus often some additional information that the professor has included.  The Criminal Law faculty do not require students to purchase a commercial textbook; they use materials that they have compiled, and wil explain to you the various ways to obtain the materials.

Additional information about textbooks is available at the UW-Madison Registrar's Textbook Information

Initial Assignments

In mid- to late August, many professors post an initial assignment that they would like their students to prepare for the first day of class.

View the latest updates regarding Initial Assignments for any such assignments that your instructors may have posted.

Attendance Requirements

What are the attendance requirements for Fall 2020 courses? How will the various course modes work?

Regular attendance is required, although if an emergency arises that might lead to a long-term absence, please contact Assistant Dean Emily Kite for assistance.

  1. For in-person courses (like most Legal Research & Writing I sections) regular in-person attendance is required.

    For courses are listed on the course schedule as having “alternating in-person attendance” (e.g.,. all Contracts sections and Substantive Criminal Law sections): these are in-person courses with alternate attendance requirement due to classroom capacity/physical distancing.  Students are expected to attend in person on the attendance schedule to be determined by the instructor.  (Note: Enrollments and classroom capacities are still being assessed and instructor plans for alternating attendance schedules are evolving, so please do not contact the instructor for information in this regard. It will be made clear once classes start.)

  2. For remote courses that are synchronously delivered, i.e. have a scheduled day/time for students to log-in for class sessions (e.g.,. all Civil Procedure I sections and LR&W I section 9), regular attendance is required. These courses are those designated on the course schedule as “remotely delivered at scheduled day/time indicated.“  In synchronous courses, content is delivered in real time, the same way in-person courses work, and students all receive the content at the same time.

  3. For courses that are asynchronously delivered, i.e. have no scheduled class session times (e.g., LR&W I section 10): students view recorded course content remotely. Students must view all online course content and follow the instructor’s additional requirements regarding checking in for regular and substantive engagement.

What if I have a remote-only course schedule in Fall 2020?

Your assigned remote-only courses will be either synchronously delivered (e.g.,. all Civil Procedure I sections and LR&W I section 9) or asynchronously delivered (all Contracts sections and Substantive Criminal Law sections and LR&W I section 10). For asynchronous courses, students must view all online course content and follow the instructor’s additional requirements regarding checking in for regular and substantive engagement.

Will there be space available in the Law School for students who need to access remotely delivered (i.e. online) courses?

Yes. To ensure that students have adequate time to log in to a remote (e.g., online) class meeting right before or right after an in-person class, the Law School is planning to make space available for students to access University Wi-Fi in the Law Building. We anticipate designating safe areas, using available classrooms, the Law Library, and other non-instructional spaces in the building.

 I am a remote-only, international student living in a time zone far from Wisconsin.  How do I attend a synchronous course?

If you are an international student and believe you will have a problem logging-in to attend synchronous class sessions at the scheduled time because of a great time difference between your location and Wisconsin, please contact Academic Advisor Lauren Devine at lauren.devine@wisc.edu.

1L Schedules for FALL  2020

Schedule 1

Class (Professor) Days & Time Registration Info Delivery
Contracts (Yackee) MTWRF 8:20-9:15 am LAW 711, Section 003 - 60971 Alternating in-person attendance
Civil Procedure I (McDermott) TR 9:50-11:50 am LAW 714, Section 003 - 69567 Remotely delivered at scheduled day/time indicated
Intro to Substantive Criminal Law (Klingele) MTWRF 1:10-2:05 pm LAW 726, Section 001, 60974 Alternating in-person attendance

Schedule 2a

Class (Professor) Days & Time Registration Info Delivery
Contracts (Hendley) MW 9:50-11:50 am LAW 711, Section 001, 60969 Alternating in-person attendance
Intro to Substantive Criminal Law (Gross) MTWRF 12:00-12:55 pm LAW 726, Section 003, 70141 Alternating in-person attendance
Civil Procedure I (Meyn) MTWRF 3:00-3:55 pm LAW 714, Section 002, 64724 Remotely delivered at scheduled day/time indicated

Schedule 2B

Class (Professor) Days & Time Registration Info Delivery
Contracts (Hendley) MW 9:50-11:50 am LAW 711, Section 001, 60969 Alternating in-person attendance
Intro to Substantive Criminal Law (Klingele) MTWRF 1:10-2:05 pm LAW 726, Section 001, 60974 Alternating in-person attendance
Civil Procedure I (Meyn) MTWRF 3:00-3:55 pm LAW 714, Section 002, 64724 Remotely delivered at scheduled day/time indicated

Schedule 2C

Class (Professor) Days & Time Registration Info Delivery
Contracts (Hendley) MW 9:50-11:50 am LAW 711, Section 001, 60969 Alternating in-person attendance
Intro to Substantive Criminal Law (Glinberg) MTWRF 4:35-5:30 pm LAW 726, Section 002, 60975 Alternating in-person attendance
Civil Procedure I (Meyn) MTWRF 3:00-3:55 pm LAW 714, Section 002, 64724 Remotely delivered at scheduled day/time indicated

Schedule 3

Class (Professor) Days & Time Registration Info Delivery
Contracts (Yackee) MTWRF 10:55-11:50 am LAW 711, Section 004, 60972 Alternating in-person attendance
Intro to Substantive Criminal Law (Gross) MTWRF 12:00-12:55 pm LAW 726, Section 003, 70141 Alternating in-person attendance
Civil Procedure I (McDermott) TR 2:25-4:25 pm LAW 714, Section 004, 69653 Remotely delivered at scheduled day/time indicated

Schedule 4

Class (Professor) Days & Time Registration Info Delivery
Contracts (Hendley) MW 2:25-4:25 pm LAW 711, Section 002, 60970 Alternating in-person attendance
Civil Procedure I (Yablon) TR 2:25-4:25 pm LAW 714, Section 001, 61097 Remotely delivered at scheduled day/time indicated
Intro to Substantive Criminal Law (Glinberg) MTWRF 4:35-5:30 pm LAW 726, Section 002, 60975 Alternating in-person attendance

Evening Only Part-Time Schedule (modified schedule 4)

Class (Professor) Days & Time Registration Info Delivery
Intro to Substantive Criminal Law (Glinberg) MTWRF 4:35-5:30 pm LAW 726, Section 002, 60975 Alternating in-person attendance
No Civil Procedure section
No Contracts section

LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING SECTIONS

Class Days & Time Registration Info Delivery
Legal Research and Writing I, Section 1 MW 9:25-10:45 am LAW 723, Section 1 - 60973  In-person attendance
Legal Research and Writing I, Section 2 MW 10:55-12:15 pm LAW 723, Section 2 - 61083 In-person attendance
Legal Research and Writing I, Section 3 MW 10:55-12:15 pm LAW 723, Section 3 - 61084 In-person attendance
Legal Research and Writing I, Section 4 TR 10:30-11:50 am LAW 723, Section 4 - 61085 In-person attendance
Legal Research and Writing I, Section 5 TR 10:30-11:50 am LAW 723, Section 5 - 61086 In-person attendance
Legal Research and Writing I, Section 6 TR 12:40-2:00 pm LAW 723, Section 6 - 61087 In-person attendance
Legal Research and Writing I, Section 7 MW 2:20-3:40 pm LAW 723, Section 7 - 70142 In-person attendance
Legal Research and Writing I, Section 8 MW 2:20-3:40 pm LAW 723, Section 8 - 69568 In-person attendance
Legal Research and Writing I, Section 9 MW 9:25-10:45 am LAW 723, Section 9 - 70143 Remotely delivered at scheduled day/time indicated
Legal Research and Writing I, Section 10 n/a LAW 723, Section 10 - 70144 Remotely delivered asynchronously (i.e., no set class session time)
Legal Research and Writing I, Section 11 MW 12:40-2:00 pm LAW 723, Section 11 - 70145 In-person attendance
Legal Research and Writing I, Section 12 TR 5:40 - 7:00 pm LAW 723, Section 12 - 70146 In-person attendance

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