Summer Legal Institute

Each summer UC Hastings offers classes in a variety of subject areas. All in-person courses are taught at UC Hastings in San Francisco, adjacent to federal, state, and local courthouses, San Francisco City Hall, and many of the city’s leading law firms.

The credit-bearing courses are open to any J.D. student currently enrolled and in good academic standing at an ABA-accredited law school and to UC Hastings JD, LL.M., MSL, and CSL students. When selecting online classes, UC Hastings JD students should bear in mind Academic Regulation 1204, which imposes distance education caps per semester (in this case, applicable to the entire summer) and in total toward the JD.

July 2022 Bar Exam Certification

The 2022 Summer Legal Institute (“SLI”) classes are not likely to have grading completed in sufficient time for students enrolled in summer classes who are short a few units to be certified for the July 2022 administration of the bar exam. If you need to take a summer class in order to have enough credits to graduate, you should plan on preparing and sitting for the February 2023 bar exam. The one exception is Negotiation, which is taught and graded on an accelerated schedule.

VA Students: Pay careful attention to the start and end date for each session (as well as online courses) as this might affect your VA benefits for the summer.

SUMMER 2022
COURSE SCHEDULE

NOTE: The summer schedule and information is subject to change.

Full Summer Session: May 16 – August 11

(No Classes May 30th & June 20th)
Last day to add/drop classes for Full Summer Session is May 15, 11:59PM PST.

Course
Number
ClassProfessorUnitsTimesDaysMidterm/Final ExamNotes
83531ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCHHardcastle & Pelczynski3OnlineOnlineMidterm: N/A
Final: N/A
Asynchronous Online
83532ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCHHardcastle & Herndon3OnlineOnlineMidterm: N/A
Final: N/A
Asynchronous Online
33931CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: LAW & PROCESSHiga45:45 PM – 8:00 PMTTHMidterm: N/A
Final: YES
In-person.
No application for summer, open to students first come, first serve.
87131ESSENTIAL LAWYERING SKILLS BGlidden19:00 AM – 4:30 PMMay 16-17thMidterm: N/A
Final: N/A
In-person; Additional meeting times TBA.
96031LOW-INCOME TAXPAYER CLINICSpivey110:00 AM – 4:00 PM

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
May 16-17



Mondays weekly
Midterm: N/A
Final: N/A
Meets May 16 & 17, 10:00am-4:00 pm and Mondays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm (weekly). If you are interested in taking this Clinic, please contact Professor Spivey at spiveyamy@uchastings.edu for an application.
96131LOW-INCOME TAXPAYER FWKSpivey3Midterm: N/A
Final: N/A
Students must be available for 10 to 12 hours per week during regular business hours to complete their fieldwork units.

Session One: May 16 – June 23 

(No Classes May 30th & June 20th)
Last day to add/drop classes for Summer Session 1 is May 15, 11:59PM PST.

Course NumberClassProfessorUnitsTimesDaysExamNotes
83851NEGOTIATIONFord31:00 PM – 5:40 PMMTWTHFMidterm: N/A
Final: N/A
May intensive course, meets from May 16-26th.
30051CONTRACTS 2Ribet35:45 PM – 7:45 PMMTWTHMidterm: YES
Final: YES
Synchronous Online
36851EVIDENCEMyers35:45 PM – 7:45 PMMTWTHMidterm: N/A
Final: YES
In-person
55251REMEDIESSchwartz35:45 PM – 7:45 PMMTWTHMidterm: N/A
Final: YES
Synchronous Online

Session Two: July 5 – August 11

Last day to add/drop classes for Summer Session 2 is July 4, 11:59 PM PST.

Course NumberClassProfessorUnitsTimesDaysExamNotes
32861CRIMINAL PROCEDUREMyers35:45 PM – 7:40 PMMTWTHMidterm: N/A
Final: YES
In-person
49061LEGAL ETHICS: PRACTICE OF LAWSchwartz35:45 PM – 7:40 PMMTWTHMidterm: N/A
Final: YES
In-person

Additional courses: Independent Study and Independent Study Journal Note.

Exam Schedules & Information

The summer midterm and final exam information and exam schedules are posted on the Registrar’s office’s Midterm and Final Exam myHastings page (requires UC Hastings single-sign-on access.  All students complete their midterm and final exams using ExamSoft’s Examplify exam software.  Please direct any exam questions to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@uchastings.edu

Costs

The tuition for all credit-bearing 2022 summer courses is $1,525.00 per credit, so a three-unit course will cost $4,575.00. The tuition is the same for all students, regardless of California residency status or nationality. U.S. citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, and other eligible non-citizens attending other ABA-accredited law schools can use federal financial aid funds for summer courses provided they are taking a minimum of three credits.

Important: Please note that you must attend at least half-time (3 units in summer) to receive a federal student loan.

***Payment is due 10 days prior to the first day of classes for each session.  For the Full Session and Session 1, the due date is Friday, May 6, 2022, by 3pm.  For Session 2, the due date is Friday, June 24, 2022, by 3pm.***

Contact Information

For additional information about the UC Hastings credit-bearing courses, send an email to registrar@uchastings.edu or call 415-565-4613 during normal business hours.

Registration & Application

Registration for summer classes will open at 9:00 AM (PST) on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.  Current UCH students can register online at 9:00 AM, Wednesday, March 30th through Add/Drop.

Non-UC Hastings students
who wish to:

  • Apply for credit-bearing courses:
    Please submit the following to the Registrar’s Office (registrar@uchastings.edu):

    1. complete the Part-Time Visitor Application;
    2. submit a current official law school transcript*
    3. submit a letter of good academic standing and good ethical standing*
    4. requirement for in-person courses: completion of both the flu vaccine survey and the COVID-19 vaccine survey.
      *These materials should be submitted directly from your school.
  • Enroll as an official auditor (earning credit but a grade of “AU” for auditing):
    1. Please refer to these instructions to formally apply as an official auditor.

Add/Drop

Please note that if you wish to cancel your enrollment without incurring any charges, you must drop your class(es) by 11:59 PM on the day BEFORE the summer session begins. That is May 15 (11:59 PM PST) for the sessions beginning on May 16 (11:59 PM PST), and July 4 for the session beginning July 5. Following those dates, charges/refunds are pro-rated and full refunds are not available.

Adding classes must be done no later than 11:59 PM the night BEFORE the first day of the session.

*Tuition and fees are estimated and subject to change by the State Legislature, the Governor’s office or the College’s Board of Directors. They are subject to change without notice.*