Upper Level Registration Information

Summer 2018 Limited Enrollment ClassesRegistration Information:

This page will be updated 2-3 weeks prior to registration with all of the pertinent information you need.

Registration Instructions

Summer 2018 Registration Instructions 

As many of you may know, Northeastern University is transitioning to a new online course registration system on myNortheastern. The old system will still be available for use for Summer registration. We strongly encourage you use the old system for Summer registration. To access the old system, click the “Student Self-Service” button on myNortheastern, not “Course Registration- New” when you go to register online.

Summer 2018 Draft UL Class Schedule

Summer 2018 Draft Upper Level Schedule

New Courses – Course Descriptions

Housing Matters

  • LAW7665
  • 3 credits
  • This class will present students with an expansive overview of Fair Housing in the United States. Students will be exposed to basics of landlord-tenant law, rental assistance programs, housing discrimination, health codes enforcement and their impact on homelessness, gentrification, and the social cost of not following a housing first model. The class will focus on the laws of the United States but will also offer a comparative law view of housing in the European Union and Singapore. The class will have a practical component aimed at getting students ready for practice.

Human Rights & the Environment

  • LAW7666
  • 3 credits
  • Limited to TBD
  • This course explores the interlinkages between human rights and the environment within the context of how unsustainable development, especially by businesses, is driving environmental degradation and global human rights violations. We will appraise how communities are responding with innovative lawyering utilizing emerging jurisprudence in comparative law and judicial, quasi-judicial, and non-judicial grievance mechanisms, with special attention to African examples. The course will emphasize practical approaches to environmental protection using human rights instruments. The power of corporations and financial institutions, the ways in which corporate activities often connect to abuses of human rights and the environment, and legal advances in the regulation of transnational corporate activity will be explored while also discussing corporate accountability, the global justice movement, and strategies being used to address these trends.

Law and Inequality

  • LAW7664
  • 3 credits
  • Limited to 20
  • In this course we will explore inequality from a range of disciplinary perspectives and the difference that difference can make in a variety of legal, social and economic contexts. More specifically, we will examine and elaborate methodologies for mapping some of the ways diverse legal regimes and concepts contribute to the production, recognition, reinforcement and maintenance of hierarchies of privilege and disadvantage between individuals, groups, localities, regions and nations. As we identify key legal drivers in the production of adverse inequities, we will also explore ways that changes in these legal drivers might shift bargaining power, redistribute resources or otherwise ameliorate the inequities or their adverse consequences. Students will each research a circumstance of inequality and develop a legal map to engage it.

Summer Course List and CRNs

Applications for Clinics


Other Registration Resources:

Course Descriptions

Projected Curriculum

Students can find a folder containing the Projected Curriculum for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years on ASA’s Blackboard site.

If the link above is not working, you should log onto Blackboard, click the Community Tab, and then select: School of Law- Academic & Student Affairs (ASA). From there, select the Curriculum folder on the left.

Syllabi & Assignments

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

If the link above is not working, you should log onto Blackboard, click the Community Tab, and then select: School of Law- Academic & Student Affairs (ASA). From there, select the Syllabi & Assignments folder on the left.

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.


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. Go to the University Bookstore’s Website
  2. Click on: Textbooks, then Find Textbooks
  3. Select the correct term*
  4. Under “Department” click “LAW” from the drop down menu
  5. Under “Course” select the corresponding Course Number from the drop down menu (Course Numbers and Section/CRNs are available in a spreadsheet in this folder on Blackboard)
  6. Under “Section” select the corresponding section/CRN number from the drop down menu

*Make sure you are selecting the correct term. UL students are on the quarter system, 1L students are on the semester system.

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.