Stanford Non-Law Student Course Registration
Please review the contents of this site for information on how to register for a course at the Law School. For important Law School deadlines, see Deadlines (in the left panel) and the Law School Academic Calendar. See Exam Information (in the left panel) for exam procedures and schedules.
Many law courses are open to qualified graduate students in other departments of Stanford University with the consent of the instructor. Some law courses have special enrollment instructions and restrictions. You can view detailed course descriptions on the Stanford Law School, Office of the Registrar website or see Detailed Class Descriptions under Information for Current Students on the Law School website. The course descriptions will include days, times, and location prior to the start of the term. Non-Law students may not enroll in the first-year required courses.
How to Register for a Law Course
Review the course listings at the Office of the Registrar website. You will see that some courses have limited enrollment. Law students receive preference in these types of courses. Thus, there are fewer vacancies for Non-Law students. A few limited enrollment courses reserve openings for Non-Law students. These courses are listed on the Add Request Form below and have special registration instructions and deadlines.
Obtain the instructor's approval to enroll in the course, complete the Add Request Form and submit the completed form with an approval signature from the instructor to the Office of the Law School Registrar in room 100. The form must be submitted by the appropriate enrollment deadlines for each term.
You will receive an e-mail from the Law School Registrar's Office. We will let you know whether we have been able to add the course to your study list in Axess. The e-mail notification may take several days. In the meantime, keep attending the course.
Limited Enrollment Courses With Reserved Openings For Non-Law Students
Limited enrollment courses with reserved openings for Non-Law students will be listed on the Non-Law Student Course Add Request Form. You do not need approval from the instructor to bid for one these courses. Non-Law student enrollment in these courses will be determined by a lottery. To bid for one of these courses, you must complete and submit the Add Request Form to the Law School Registrar's Office (room 100) by the deadline stated by each course listed on the form. After the deadline, a lottery will be run. You will receive an e-mail notice form the Law School Registrar's Office before the first day of the class on your acceptance in the class or placement on a waitlist.