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. and MSL students.
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.
NOTE: The summer schedule and information is subject to change.
Online Course Types (Asynchronous and Online Synchronous)
As part of the College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, courses are offered as online asynchronous and online synchronous courses. Students can elect to take one of the asynchronous courses in addition to a synchronous course
- Online Asynchronous Courses:
These courses, indicated in WebAdvisor with an “online” location, have no set class date/meeting times and thus offer more flexibility.
- Online Synchronous Courses:
These in-residence (on-campus) courses have been converted to meet online on the set days and times indicated in the course schedule.
Definition Class Meetings Some Course Examples (not the full list) Course Schedule Location Notation Online Asynchronous Courses No set class date/meeting times.
Students have more flexibility.
e.g., Advanced Legal Research, Applied Contracts Online Online Synchronous Courses Classes will be held online (Teams/Zoom)
on the set days and times indicated in the course schedule
e.g., Evidence, Remedies, etc. No location indication
(cell will be left blank)
- Pandemic Response to Academic Regulation 1204 (Applicable to Current UC Hastings Students Only)
- Academic Regulation 1204 limits total distance education (online) units that can be applied toward the JD degree to 15 units overall and 8 units in any given semester.
- During the 2021 Summer Legal Institute (Session 1, Session 2, and full summer session), we are offering all classes online as pandemic response, to protect the community. But, because we are doing so as part of pandemic response, the units associated with most of those classes do not count toward the Academic Regulation 1204 distance education caps.
- Only asynchronous online courses (i.e., Advanced Legal Research and Applied Contracts) count towards the Academic Regulation 1204 online education unit caps in Summer Legal Institute 2021. No other Summer Legal Institute 2021 credits count toward the Academic Regulation 1204 cap.
- Exams will be take-home and online for courses with exams. The exam schedule is TBA.
Full Summer Session: May 17 – August 12
Last day to add/drop classes for Summer Full Session is May 16, 11:59PM PST.
|83531||ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH||Hardcastle||3||Online||ASYNCH||No|
|83532||ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH||Hardcastle||3||Online||ASYNCH||No|
|83533||ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH||Hardcastle||3||Online||ASYNCH||No|
|33931||CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: LAW & PROCESS||Candler & Higa||4||5:45 PM - 8:10 PM||TTH||No Midterm|
|Students who enroll in this course may not enroll in Criminal Procedure.|
|85031||ESSENTIAL LAWYERING SKILLS A||Spencer||1||9:00 AM - 4:30 PM||Tues, May 18th & Wed, May 19th||No||Additional meeting times TBA.|
|96031||LOW-INCOME TAXPAYER CLINIC||Spivey||1||2:25 PM - 4:40 PM||T||No||Additional Meetings: June 1, 3, & 9; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|96131||LOW-INCOME TAXPAYER FWK||Spivey||3||TBA||TBA||No||12 hours/week field work (during business hours)|
|83231||TRIAL ADVOCACY II||Lee & Wiley||3||5:45 PM-9:15 PM||TH||No|
Session One: May 17 – June 24
(No Classes Monday, May 31)
Last day to add/drop classes for Summer Session 1 is May 16, 11:59PM PST.
|26451||COMMUNITY PROPERTY||Myers||2||5:45 PM – 7:00 PM||MTWTH||Midterm: No
|36851||EVIDENCE||Spencer||3||5:45 PM – 7:45 PM||MTWTH||Midterm: Yes
|83851||NEGOTIATION||Ford||3||1:00 PM – 5:40 PM||MTWTHF; May 17th-27th||No|
|55251||REMEDIES||Schwartz||3||5:45 PM – 7:45 PM||MTWTH||Midterm: Yes
|54651||REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE||Ribet||3||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||MTWTH||Midterm: No
Session Two: July 6 – August 12
Last day to add/drop classes for Summer Session 2 is July 5, 11:59 PM PST.
After May 11, if you need to add or drop any Summer Session 2 class(es), please email the Records Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the course’s title and course number no later than July 6, 2020, 11:59 PM.
|31461||BUSINESS ASSN/ INTRO FED SEC||Dibadj||3||5:45 PM – 8:10 PM||MTWTH||Midterm: No
|33661||FAMILY LAW||Myers||3||5:45 PM – 7:45 PM||MTWTH||Midterm: No
|49061||LEGAL ETHICS: PRACTICE OF LAW||Schwartz||3||5:45 PM – 7:45 PM||MTWTH||Midterm: No
The tuition for all credit-bearing 2021 summer courses is $1,450.00 per credit, so a three-unit course will cost $4,350.00. 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. Please visit the UC Hastings Financial Aid Office’s summer session webpage for further information about paying for summer courses with financial aid funds. 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 7, 2021, by 3pm. For Session 2, the due date is Friday, June 25, 2021, by 3pm.***
For additional information about the UC Hastings credit-bearing courses, send an email to email@example.com or call 415-565-4613 during normal business hours.
Registration & Application
Registration for summer classes will open at 9:00 AM (PST) on Monday, March 29, 2021. Current UCH students can register online via WebAdvisor. Non-UCH students should complete the Summer Visitor Application to apply for credit-bearing courses and should provide the Records Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- a current official law school transcript
- a letter of good standing
These materials should be submitted directly from your school.
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 16 (11:59 PM PST) for the sessions beginning on May 17 (11:59 PM PST), and July 5 for the session beginning July 6. 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.
After May 16, if you need to add or drop any Summer Session 2 class(es), please email the Records Office (email@example.com) with the course’s title and course number no later than July 5, 2021 (11:59 PM).
*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.*