Upper Level Registration Information

Registration Information:


Registration is a multi-step process and has multiple processes, dates and deadlines to consider.

Clinics: Clinic applications and the selection of students is managed by the clinical staff and faculty. Students may participate in only one clinic per semester and must make a choice if awarded seats in more than one clinic. Academic and Student Affairs will register students for clinics based on rosters provided by the Clinics. Questions about clinics should be directed to lawclinics@northeastern.edu.

Reflections on Lawyering: The Office of Co-op and Career Services manages the application process for students interested in “co-op for credit.” Academic and Student Affairs will register selected students based on rosters provided by the Co-op office. Questions about Reflections should be directed to lawcoop@northeastern.edu.

Limited Enrollment courses: Limited enrollment courses have maximum seat capacities. To be fair to students currently on co-op, we utilize a lottery system for limited enrollment courses. Students will have 48 hours to complete a limited enrollment lottery selection form. Students who do not submit a selection form during the 48-hour window will not be included in the lottery. If students submit multiple entries, only the most recent information will be considered.

Academic and Student Affairs will register students awarded seats via the lottery and waitlist remaining students until the waitlist is maxed out. Students who were not awarded a seat or a spot on the waitlist may try to add themselves to the waitlist during open enrollment.

Open Enrollment courses: Courses that are not considered limited enrollment are available for registration via the Student Hub. Students who register for courses before the open enrollment period begins will be automatically dropped from those courses.

Registration for Application window or deadline How?
Clinics Deadline: 5:00 PM ET, March 17 Email lawclinics@northeastern.edu for assistance.
Limited Enrollment courses Opens 9:00 AM ET, April 3

Closes 9:00 AM ET, April 5

Lottery. An online form will be available on the ASA website for pre-registration during this 48-hour window.
Open Enrollment courses Opens 12:00 PM ET, April 7

Closes May 21

Via the Student Hub
Co-op Reflections course Deadline: March 31 Email lawcoop@northeastern.edu for assistance.

Limited Enrollment Lottery vs Open Enrollment

Limited Enrollment

The limited enrollment lottery preference form will open to students at 9:00 AM on Monday, April 3 and close 48 hours later, at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, April 5.

The lottery preference form will be posted on the Upper Level Registration Information page of the Academic and Student Affairs website. Do not attempt to conduct the limited enrollment lottery sign-up process via myNortheastern or the Student Hub.

If you complete the online form more than once, ASA will consider only the most recent submission as your preference submission. The online form will expire at 9:00 AM ET on April 5, and no late submissions will be accepted.

The limited enrollment lottery preference form will require students to indicate a preference when selecting courses with time conflicts.

Notes for Limited Enrollment

You will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your limited enrollment lottery preference form if submitted correctly. Check your spam/junk folders for the confirmation. If you received the email, you do not need to email ASA to confirm receipt of your submission.

ASA will register students awarded seats in limited enrollment classes and will fill the waitlist to its capacity. Students who try to register themselves for any courses during the limited enrollment window will be automatically dropped from those classes.

It is possible for the number of students in a lottery for a limited enrollment course to exceed the waitlist capabilities of the University’s registration system. If you are not awarded a seat in the class or a space on the waitlist, you may try to add yourself to the waitlist during open enrollment.

You will be able to see which limited enrollment courses you were admitted to or waitlisted for once open enrollment opens to students.

Open Enrollment

Registration for all remaining courses will open to students at 12:00 PM ET on Friday, April 7. Students will be able to see which limited enrollment courses they were admitted to or waitlisted for and may register themselves to courses or add themselves to waitlists (including for limited enrollment courses, if available).

Students register via the Student Hub. Step-by-step registration instructions are located on the Registrar’s website.

Notes for Open Enrollment

Students who try to register themselves for any courses prior to the open enrollment window opening will be automatically dropped from those classes.

The last day to add a class is Sunday, May 21.

The last day to drop a class (Without a “W” on your transcript) is Sunday, May 28.

Registration FAQs

Account Holds: You must clear any financial or academic holds on your account prior to registration. If you have remaining holds, ASA will be unable to register you for any limited enrollment courses (or clinics) and you will be placed at the end of the limited enrollment lists.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid, lawfinaid@northeastern.edu if you have a financial hold on your account.

Limited Enrollment Attendance: In accordance with our academic rules, students must attend the first day of classes for all limited enrollment classes to claim their seat. This requirement applies to students both registered in and waitlisted for the class.

Students waitlisted in a limited enrollment class but enrolled in another class in the same time block should attend the first day of the limited enrollment class but must inform the instructor of the conflicting course of their absence in advance.

Maximum Credits: Students will be able to register for a maximum of 17 credits. Waitlisted courses do not count toward your credit maximum. Students seeking permission to overload must complete an Over/Under enrollment form. The maximum overload cannot exceed 18 credits.

Join Waitlists: Once open enrollment begins at 12:00 PM ET, on Friday, April 7, you will have the ability to add yourself to both limited and open enrollment courses where the waitlist has not yet been maxed out.

Waitlist Notification: If a seat opens in a class, you will receive the following email to your Northeastern email account from the Office of the Registrar with the subject line “Waitlist Notification – (CRN)”:

Dear Name,

A space is now available in the following course in which you are currently waitlisted: Course Title, Subject Code

CRN# *****

You have 24 hours from the time below to register for this course.  If you do not register in this time period you will be removed from the waitlist.

Date Time


Office of the University Registrar, 120HA Northeastern University

360 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

Telephone # 617‐373‐2300

Once the email is sent, you will have 24 hours to register for the class.  If you take no action, you will be dropped from the waitlist and the next student on the waitlist will be notified of an opening.  Out of consideration for your fellow classmates, we ask that you register for or drop the class as soon as you receive the email to help the process move quickly.

Enroll from Waitlist: Within 24 hours of receiving the notification email, login to the Student Hub and select the Resources tab. Step-by-step instructions are available on the Registrar’s website.

Clinic Waitlists: Students on the waitlist for clinics will be notified through the automated system described above if a seat becomes available after the open enrollment period opens. If a student is already registered for credits, they must drop enough credits before they can claim the clinic seat.

Required Courses: Any student who is required to take a course should contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for assistance with registration. ASA will register students needing a particular course to comply with an academic plan.

Questions/Help: Students with questions about the course schedule or registration process should email Erin Brousseau, Director of Academic Services and Law School Registration at e.brousseau@northeastern.edu.

Questions about degree requirements or general academic advising questions should email Matt Podgurski, Director of Academic Advising and Operations at m.podgurski@northeastern.edu.

Click here to find the Registrar’s website with screenshots and video tutorials on how to navigate the registration system.

Summer 2023 Schedule

The Summer 2023 Upper-Level Class Schedule reflects currently scheduled  upper-level courses for Summer 2023. Any changes will be announced in the Weekly Wire and on this website.

This course list reflects currently scheduled courses and shows which courses are offered with limited enrollment. We will post additions or any other changes in the Weekly Wire and on this website. Room assignments will be available after open registration begins.

Other Registration Resources:

Course Descriptions

Projected Curriculum

Students can find  the Projected Curriculum on ASA’s Canvas site.

If the link above is not working, you should log onto Canvas (canvas.northeastern.edu), click the Courses, and then select: School of Law- Academic & Student Affairs (ASA).

Transitioning from 1L to Upper Level Info Session Recordings

Syllabi & Assignments

Students can find the syllabi and assignments for a given term on ASA’s Canvas site. ASA posts this information as it becomes available from the faculty. If you do not see a syllabus for a specific class on Canvas, you should contact that professor directly.

If the link above is not working, you should log onto Canvas (canvas.northeastern.edu), click the Courses, and then select: School of Law- Academic & Student Affairs (ASA).

Independent Study

Beginning with Summer 2023, students enroll themselves in an Independent Study.  A faculty member must agree to supervise the students and must submit an online form to ASA. ASA will confirm student eligibility for the Independent Study and the number of credits requested.

A student may earn credit toward the J.D. degree for independent study pursuant to the following rules:

(1) A full-time law faculty member must supervise the independent study.

(2) The student must prepare a written proposal for his or her independent study which must be approved in writing by the supervising faculty member. The study must culminate in a written paper, exercise or examination, a description of which shall be included in the written proposal. After the supervising faculty member approves the proposal, a copy should be filed with the Office of the Dean.

(3) The student and the supervising faculty member shall agree on the number of credit hours to be earned for the independent study. The independent study required in order for the student to earn the agreed upon number of credit hours shall be substantially equivalent to the requirements of a course offering of the same number of credit hours.


Applications for the clinics offered in a given term will be posted on this page, above under the “Clinics & Applications” tab 2-3 weeks before registration.

Textbook Lookup Instructions

Find Textbooks After You Are Registered:

  1. Log into The Student Hub
  2. Click the Resources tab
  3. Scroll down to “Classes & Registration”
  4. Select “Registrar Self-Service”
  5. Select “Registration”
  6. Select “Concise Student Schedule”
  7. Select the correct Registration Term
  8. Select “Course Materials”


  1. Follow steps #1-6 above, and then:
  2. Note the course number (example: LAW6100) and CRN (5-digit section number) for each class on your schedule on myNortheastern.
  3. Then, go to the Northeastern Bookstore website and look up your textbooks by entering in your schedule

Find Textbooks Before You Are Registered: 

    1. Log into myNortheastern
    2. Go to the “Services & Links” tab at the top
    3. Scroll down to “Courses & Registration”
    4. Select “Course Registration (NEW)”
    5. Select “Register for Classes”
    6. Click on the correct term. 1L students should select Law Semester and Upper-Level students should select Law Quarter.
    7. Click the “Search” button
    8. Click on individual courses that you are interested in, and then click the Bookstore link
  1. If there is no information available yet, please check again later. The University Bookstore posts this information as it becomes available from faculty.

Don’t forget to check with CISP to see if your book is in stock! When you purchase your book through CISP, you save money and support public interest co-op stipends at the same time!

You can still order/rent your books through other online retailers. You are not required to purchase books through the University website or store. But, you must use the processes described above to retrieve your book information.