Upper Level Registration Information

Registration Information:

Registration Instructions & Limited Enrollment Preference Form

Limited Enrollment Preference Form – Opens at 8:00 AM EST on Monday, November 28 and will accept submissions through 8:00 AM EST on Wednesday, November 30. See below for additional information.

Review the list under the Spring 2023 UL Class Schedule tab to review the limited enrollment offerings.

Spring 2023 Registration Instructions

When is Registration for the Spring 2023 Semester?

  • Pre-registration for limited enrollment courses only will open at 8:00 AM EST on Monday, November 28. Students will have 48 hours, or until 8:00 AM EST on Wednesday, November 30, to fill out the Limited Enrollment Pre-Registration form for the limited enrollment classes lottery selection (process described below).
  • ASA will work on registration and waitlists for limited enrollment classes before students may begin open registration. Students entering the registration system before the allotted time risk delaying registration for all students and any student who registers themselves before 8:00 AM EST on Friday, December 2 will be dropped from the selected course(s).
  • At 8:00 AM on Friday, December 2, registration will open to students and will remain open until the end of the drop period (January 30). During this open enrollment period, students will be able to see which limited enrollment classes they were admitted to and for which they were waitlisted; and register for all open-enrollment courses and any limited enrollment courses with remaining seats.  Students may also add themselves to the waitlist for any limited enrollment course with a waitlist (instructions below).
  • The deadline to add classes is January 23. The deadline to drop classes (without “W”) is January 30.

Where do I register?

The Registrar’s website provides helpful screenshots and video tutorials on how to navigate the registration system.

Should you need the URL separately, it’s: https://registrar.northeastern.edu/article/new-registration-experience/

Limited Enrollment Lottery

To add yourself to a limited enrollment lottery (pre-registration):

Students will have from Monday, November 28 at 8:00 AM EST until Wednesday, November 30 at 8:00 AM EST (48 hours) to fill out the online Limited Enrollment Preference form.  Students who do not submit the limited enrollment preference form will not be entered into the limited enrollment lottery for any courses.

The online form will be posted on ASA’s website on the Upper-Level Registration page on Monday, November 28, in advance of the 8:00 AM EST start time. If you fill out the form more than once, ASA will only use the most recent submission. Any late submission received after 8:00 AM EST on Wednesday, November 30 will not be considered for any limited enrollment courses.

The Limited Enrollment Preference form will take into consideration any time conflicts for limited enrollment courses and force you to indicate a preference. You do not need to email ASA your preferences.

To add yourself into a non-limited enrollment course:

After 8:00 AM EST on Friday, December 2, students can go into myNortheastern and find out which limited enrollment courses they got into and for which ones they were placed on the waitlist. At that time, students can also enroll into the non-limited enrollment courses on myNortheastern.

What is the maximum number of credits for which I can register?

Students will be able to register for a maximum of 17 credits.  Adding yourself to a waitlist once registration opens (process described below) does not count against your 17-credit maximum.  Students seeking permission to overload must complete an Over/Under Enrollment Form, available on the ASA website on the Forms Page. No student will be permitted to enroll in more than eighteen (18) credit hours in any academic term.

Important notes regarding Spring Registration!

  • The Limited Enrollment Preference form will take into consideration any time conflicts for limited enrollment courses and force you to indicate a preference.
  • Starting at 8:00 AM EST on Wednesday, November 30, ASA will conduct lotteries.
  • ASA will register all students into their limited enrollment classes. When a class has a waitlist, ASA will add students to the waitlist according to their order in the lottery.
  • Once registration opens on Friday at 8:00 AM EST, you will see whether you were registered or waitlisted for any limited enrollment courses. If you are on a waitlist and a spot in the class becomes available, you will be notified by an email from the Office of the Registrar (see below).
  • In accordance with our academic rules, students must attend the first day of class for all limited enrollment classes to claim their seats. This requirement applies to students both registered in and waitlisted for the class.
  • If you have any holds on your account, we will be unable to register you for any limited enrollment classes. It is your responsibility to make sure that you do not have any holds!

How do I add myself to a waitlist after the limited enrollment lottery has ended?

  • Once registration opens on Friday, you may add yourself to any class with a waitlist. Adding yourself to a waitlist does not count against your 17-credit maximum.
  • If you are on a waitlist for a limited enrollment class and a seat opens in the class, you will receive the following email (to your Northeastern email account) from the Office of the Registrar with the subject, “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

Sincerely,
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.
  • When you receive the email, login to myNortheastern and follow the instructions to get the Summary box.
  • In the dropdown menu in the Action column next to the appropriate class, select “Web Registered” or “Web Drop” and click “Submit.” After hitting submit, the status column should read “Registered.”
    1. If you are already registered for 17 credits, or if this addition will put you over 17 credits, you must first drop enough credits to be able to add this course.
    2. If you are trying to register for the class, do not drop the class and try to reregister. That will remove you from the waitlist.

How do I register for a clinic?

Clinic enrollment is by application only.

You must follow all instructions and deadlines established by the Clinical Department as posted on the ASA website.  Once students are accepted into a clinic, ASA will receive the enrollment lists and waitlists for all clinics.

ASA will register selected students into the appropriate clinics and will add students to the waitlists.  Students on the waitlist will be notified through the automated system described above if openings in the clinics occur.  Students accepted off the waitlist should follow all instructions described above for registering off the waitlist, including dropping enough credits to allow space in their credit load to add the clinic.

If a student is already registered for 17 credits when ASA receives the enrollment lists, ASA will manually override the system to register the student for the clinic.  This manual registration will result in a credit overload.  It is the student’s responsibility to drop any remaining classes she/he/they do not intend to take to avoid W’s on her/his/their transcript.  Students are encouraged to drop courses as soon as possible to open spaces for classmates.

I am required to take certain classes as part of an academic plan.  How do I make sure I’m in those classes?

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.

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

Spring 2023 UL Class Schedule

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

NUSL COVID-19 FAQs

Spring 2023 Course List

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.

Applications for Clinics and Practicums - Spring 2023

New Course Information - updated 11/27/22

Update, 11/27/22

Professor Burnham’s course, Historical Injustice and Reparation is offered through CSSH. It is open to 12 law students and has been added to the limited enrollment registration form. ASA will use the lottery system and register law students for this course.

LAW6314: Introduction to US Constitutional Law (for LLM students) will be taught on Fridays, 9:35 AM – 12:35 PM.

LAW7400: Corporate Taxation will be taught in one 3-hour block on Thursdays, 11:10 AM – 2:10 PM.

LAW7603: International Business Transactions will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:35 AM – 11:00 AM.

Update, 11/23/22

LAW6314: Introduction to US Constitutional Law (for LLM students) will be added to the spring schedule as soon as the instructor’s availability is confirmed.

Update, 11/22/22

In addition to the in-person courses, the following courses will be offered online:

  • LAW7443: Professional Responsibility (Long)
  • LAW7559: International Trade Online (Rolland)
  • LAW7940: Reflections on Lawyering (co-op for credit course)
  • LAW7941: Public Interest/Service Field Placement (co-requisite with LAW7940)

New course descriptions:

LAW7691: Housing Rights Advocacy Clinic

Offers students an opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in litigating housing-related matters, under the close supervision of clinical faculty. Students advise and represent clients facing housing insecurity, with opportunities to appear in court and before agency officials. Emphasizes ethical, client-centered representation; housing law and procedure; the practice of core litigation skills; and collaborative work with local community organizations advancing housing justice. Students attend weekly seminar and supervision meetings to develop their casework, as well as examine and think critically about the role of the lawyer, client, courts, and community in housing rights advocacy.

LAW7692 – Collaborative Business

Examines the fundamental principles, structures, finance, management, and governance associated with collaborative businesses (with a focus on co-operatives).

LAW7983: Special Topics – Movement Lawyering (Givelber Special Lecture Course)

This course is for students interested in learning how lawyers can support grassroots movements for social change. Drawing on historical and contemporary examples, we will critically examine the relationship between law, lawyers and social movements to develop an understanding of how the law can be a tool for change – but also has the potential to co-opt social movements. Students will leave the course with a greater understanding of how the law can both help and hinder movements trying to build power.


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

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.

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 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”

OR

  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.