How to use Web Registration
How 2L and 3L Class Status is Determined
Credit Limit & Full-Time Enrollment
Clinic & Externship Enrollment
Enrollment in Non-Clinical, Non-Classroom Units
Exceptions to Registration Regulations
Changes to Courses on the Course Schedule
Strongly Recommended Courses
Detailed directions for using WebAdvisor's registration functions are available in PDF format. (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.)
Registration will occur over a two-week period (see Registration Calendar for more information). Each student will be given a registration appointment based on class level (MSL, LLM, 1L, 2L, 3L, Exchange). During your appointment, you will have one (or more depending on class level) day to log onto WebAdvisor and register for classes. Course enrollment is first-come, first-serve within assigned class level.
Visit the Waitlist Procedures section for detailed information on this topic. SPRING waitlist processing will start on January 6, with emails going out at 4:30 pm.
Second- and third-year students are classified according to the total number of units that will be earned at the end of the semester in which pre-registration occurs (including transfer units for students for whom an official transcript has been received). Students must earn at least 22 units to be classified as a 2L and at least 54 units to be classified as a 3L. Contact the Records Office if you have questions concerning your class status or believe you have been placed in an incorrect registration group.
*A student may enroll in 11 units for a single semester during their time at Hastings without pre-approval, as long as the 24 unit requirement is met for the year.
For LL.M. students:
Students may enroll in a maximum of fifteen units each semester. Any exception to this limit must be approved in writing by the Academic Dean's Office and the LL.M. Office. If you are permitted to overload units, you will have to register for the "extra" class in person in the Records Office. WebAdvisor will NOT permit you to register for more than the typical number of units. In accordance with the Academic Regulations, LL.M. students must enroll in no fewer than 11 units each semester. However, in extraordinary circumstances, the Academic Dean may permit a student to enroll in ten units in one semester.
To enroll in any clinic or a judicial externship, you first need to obtain prior approval from either the Civil Justice Clinic staff (for all CJC clinics), or from Nancy Stuart in the Externships and Pro Bono Programs office, both located on the third floor of 100 McAllister. Please refer to the Academic Regulations, the Course Catalog and the Course Schedule for more information about clinics and judicial externships.
Enrollment in non-clinical non-classroom units (includes independent study, journal and journal note credit, Moot Court competition, TA credits) is not available for online registration. These units will continue to be handled through the Records Office. Students may sign up for a majority of these units by submitting a petition. Contact the Records Office with enrollment questions and issues. See Section VIII of the Academic Regulations for more information about these types of courses.
If there is a "Hold" on your record, you will not be permitted to register until the hold is released. Please be sure that all holds are cleared from your record prior to your registration appointment time. Examples of holds include (but are not limited to) non-payment of fees, late Towers rent payments, and missing Health Services documentation. If you are unsure of your hold status, log on to WebAdvisor and view the "My Holds" screen.
Your WebAdvisor User ID and Password are the same as for your Hastings Outlook email. If you are a new Hastings Outlook email user, you need to change your initial password via Outlook Web Access. Then, you may login to WebAdvisor. The Records Office does not know your password. If you are still unable to login, contact Help Desk to have your password reset.
WebAdvisor will not permit enrollment in course schedules that defy the Academic Regulations. These include course time conflicts, overload of allowable units, or unmet pre-requisites. In certain circumstances, you may petition to register for a course that does not meet the registration regulations. The Petition for Exception to Registration Regulations can be found in the Records Office. Depending on the reason, approval is given by either the Associate Academic Dean or professor.Things to note:
Once registration begins, students will be notified of any changes or additions to the course schedule via email. The Records Office sends emails ONLY to uchastings.edu addresses, so make sure that you are able to access this account, either directly or by having this mail automatically forwarded to another account. The email notification will be the only official notification of these changes; WebAdvisor will not alert you to any new course times or any conflicts that are created in your schedule after registration ends.
Some students enter law school with well-defined interests or develop such interests relatively early in their studies and therefore choose to complete a concentration in their area of interest or otherwise focus their studies in one or more specific areas. But many others would be equally or better served by completing a core set of courses that exposes them to the most essential areas of contemporary law practice. A well-rounded legal education will afford graduates maximum versatility in a shifting legal market that makes employment options difficult to predict. The Hastings faculty has identified the following courses as those most crucial to a well-rounded legal education, and recommends that all students seriously consider completing as many of the courses listed below as possible.