As a general rule, registration materials are distributed in mid-July for the fall semester and early November for the spring semester. Registration materials include the academic calendar, the course schedule, course descriptions, and complete information on how, when, and where to register. Please read these materials carefully. Additions and changes to registration materials will be posted throughout the registration period and the first few weeks of class. Registration materials for the summer 2019, spring 2019, winter 2019, fall 2018, and summer 2018 semesters can be found here:
- Summer 2019 Book List
- CUMULATIVE SUPPLEMENT - Last Updated November 19, 2018
- Spring 2019 Upper Block Schedule
- Spring 2019 First Year Schedule
- Spring 2019 Closed courses
- Spring 2019 JD Curriculum and Registration Guide
- Spring 2019 Closed Course List - Last Updated November 29, 2018
- Spring 2019 JD Course List
- Spring 2019 LLM Course List
- Tentative Spring 2019 Exam Schedule_Updated April 29th.pdf
- Course Descriptions -- This contains all courses in the Cardozo catalog, not just the courses being offered in Spring 2019.
- Professional Concentrations for JD Students
- Exam Rescheduling Policies
- Spring 2019 IP Colloquium Application - Due by 5:00 PM on Monday, December 3rd
- Spring 2019 Contract Drafting for LLMs Application -- Due by Friday, November 30th
- Spring 2019 Book List - Last Updated November 19, 2018
- Academic Calendar - Spring 2019
Winter 2019 Course Offerings
Winter 2019 Application Forms
- Fall 2018 Add Drop Deadlines and Procedures
- CUMULATIVE SUPPLEMENT - Last Updated June 29, 2018
- Fall 2018 Closed Course List - Last Updated August 16, 2018
- Fall 2018 JD Curriculum and Registration Guide
- Fall 2018 JD Course List
- Fall 2018 LLM Course List
- Fall 2018 Upper Level Block Schedule
- Fall 2018 1L Block Schedule
- Course Descriptions -- This contains all courses in the Cardozo catalog, not just the courses being offered in Fall 2018.
- Tentative Fall 2018 Exam Schedule
- Exam Rescheduling Policies
- Fall 2018 Cardozo Book List - Last Updated August 15, 2018
- Academic Calendar - Fall 2018
All students must register each semester. (Note that first-year students register online for their first semester during orientation, and register again for their subsequent first-year semester(s) even though all of their courses are required and they are assigned to specific sections with fixed schedules). Questions may be directed to the Office of the Registrar.
3. Undergraduate Transcripts
Students must have an official copy of their undergraduate transcript showing receipt of a baccalaureate degree on file with the Office of the Registrar in order to be permitted to register. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the registrar's office of the undergraduate institution to Cardozo School of Law’s Office of the Registrar. Students who have questions regarding their undergraduate transcripts should contact the Office of the Registrar.
4. Course Conflicts
A student may not enroll in a course for which any meeting time conflicts with any meeting time of another course in which the student is enrolled. In the event that a student attempts to enroll in courses with such conflicts, the student will be registered only for the course which he or she listed first. Students should check their course confirmations and course times carefully. Should there appear to be a time conflict, students should check with the Office of the Registrar immediately.
5. Prerequisites and Corequisites
It is each student's responsibility to ascertain the prerequisites and corequisites, if any, for enrollment in upper-class courses. These are indicated in the course descriptions included in the registration information packet.
If a student enrolls in a course for which the prerequisite has not been previously satisfied or the corequisite contemporaneously satisfied, no credit for the course will be granted, even if the prerequisite or corequisite is satisfied subsequently.
Upon occasion, a faculty member may waive a course prerequisite for an individual student. When such a waiver is granted, the faculty member must submit written notice of the waiver to the Office of the Registrar.
6. Program Changes
Students who have already registered can make changes in their schedule during the drop/add period prior to the beginning of the semester. Courses dropped during this period do not appear on the student's transcript.
Students should not assume that they will be able to enroll in a class for which they have been wait-listed. Rather, they must register for another course, which they can drop if and when they are allowed into the previously closed course.
Students should also not attempt to circumvent the waiting list system by contacting professors for permission to enter a closed course. Even if permission is granted by the professor for a student to enroll, the student will not be permitted to register for the class.
7. Withdrawing from Courses
After the add/drop period, students cannot add a new course. They may still withdraw from a course until the date designated as the last day to withdraw from courses.
After the date designated as the last day to withdraw from courses, students will be granted permission to withdraw from courses only under exceptional circumstances. A student who wishes to withdraw from a course at such a time must contact the Dean of Students to discuss withdrawal and must submit a completed “request for permission to withdraw from a course” form. If permission to withdraw is granted, a grade of "W" is recorded on the student's transcript. (The grade of "W" means "withdrew without penalty or prejudice"). A student who is allowed to withdraw from a year-long course after completing the first semester will lose credit for the first semester.
If a student does not follow the procedures outlined above to drop or withdraw from a course before the end of the semester in which the student is registered for the course, and the student does not take the final examination or otherwise complete the course requirements, the student automatically receives a grade of “F” or "G" (administrative failure; counted as a failure in GPA calculations) for the course.
Any student contemplating dropping or withdrawing from a course should consider the effect on residency status, financial aid requirements, health insurance and if applicable, immigration status.