Upper Level Registration Information

A special note regarding course reserves & textbooks for Fall:

The Law Library will not be providing Course Reserves for this Summer or Fall Quarter. Providing access to physical books is obviously not possible due to COVID-19. When campus re-opens, the library cannot safely provide books that would be frequently touched by many different people, since the books cannot be sanitized the same way a doorknob can.

During the spring, publishers provided a number of textbooks electronically at no charge. This complimentary access for students is ending. While students can still purchase individual electronic access in lieu of a physical book delivered to their home, publishers either do not have a mechanism for the Law Library to license and lend digital textbooks, or it is prohibitively expensive.

Registration Information:


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).

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

Students do not enroll themselves in an Independent Study. Instead, you should submit the Independent Study Form. Once your faculty member approves your submission, ASA will enroll you in your Independent Study.

Independent Study FAQs.


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.

(4) Except when approved by the Dean, students may not earn more than a total of six (6) credits of independent study toward the J.D. degree, and may not earn more than three (3) credits of independent study in any one (1) quarter.

Student Handbook 2016-17, p. 5.

Clinics

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 myNortheastern
  2. Click the Self-Service tab
  3. Select “Registration”
  4. Click “Concise Student Schedule”
  5. Select “Course Materials”

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. Click on “My Schedule.” 1L students should select Law Semester and Upper-Level Transfer students should select Law Quarter.
    5. Note the course number (example: LAW6100) and CRN (5-digit section number) for each class on your schedule.
    6. Then, go to the Northeastern Bookstore website and look up your textbooks by entering in your schedule.
  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.