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. 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, Business Associations, etc. 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)
    The Academic Dean and faculty have determined that Academic Regulation 1204, which places limits on distance education units, does not apply to UC Hastings classes taken during the spring 2020 semester or to the Summer 2020 sessions, including Summer Session One, Summer Session Two, and Full Summer.

SUMMER 2020
COURSE SCHEDULE

Full Summer Session: May 12 – August 6

Last day to add/drop classes for Summer Full Session is May 11, 11:59PM PST.

ClassCourse
Number
ProfessorUnitsTimesExam
BUSINESS ASSN/ INTRO FED SEC31431Cable3OnlineNo Midterm. Self-Scheduled Final Take-Home Exam During the 8/10 - 8/12 Exam Availability Period. Time Limit TBD.
CRITICAL STUDIES 3:3L BAR REV80831Farkas3OnlineMidterm: June 20-28. Self-Scheduled Final Take-Home Exam During the 8/10 - 8/12 Exam Availability Period. Time Limit TBD.

Your midterm and final exam will be proctored through an automated online service that verifies your identity and records you taking your exam through your webcam. As your midterm and final approaches, additional details related to the exam itself and exam administration will be available in the iLAW exam information module.
ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH83531Hardcastle &
Pelczynski
3OnlineNone
ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH83532Hardcastle &
Herndon
3OnlineNone
ESSENTIAL LAWYERING SKILLS B87131Glidden19:00AM - 4:30 PM*None
WRC (WORKERS' RIGHTS CLINIC) - COVID 19 RESPONSE98131Spencer & Goishi1OnlineNone
WRC (WORKERS' RIGHTS CLINIC) - COVID 19 RESP FWK98231Spencer & Goishi2TBDNone

Essential Lawyering Skills B meets May 12 (T) – 13 (W), 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM *and other days/times TBA.

LAW*981 and LAW*982 WRC – COVID 19 RESPONSE and FIELDWORK begins May 26, 2020.

Session One: May 12 – June 18 

(No Classes Monday, May 25)
Last day to add/drop classes for Summer Session 1 is May 11, 11:59PM PST.

ClassCourse NumberProfessorUnitsTimesDaysExam
CIVIL PROCEDURE 227551Moscato35:45 PM – 7:45 PMMTWTHNo Midterm. Self-Schedule Final Take-Home Exam During Availability Period 6/22 - 6/24. Time limit TBD.
APPLIED
CONTRACTS
28451Viswanathan3OnlineASYNCHNo Midterm. Self-Schedule Final Take-Home Exam During Availability Period 6/22 - 6/24. Time limit TBD.
LEGAL ETHICS:
PRACTICE OF LAW
49051Freeland35:45 PM – 7:45 PMMTWTHNo Midterm. Self-Schedule Final Take-Home Exam During Availability Period 6/22 - 6/24. Time limit TBD.
WILLS &
TRUSTS
58351Ibarra35:45 PM – 7:45 PMMTWTHNo Midterm. Self-Schedule Final Take-Home Exam During Availability Period 6/22 - 6/24. Time limit TBD.
NEGOTIATION83851Ford31:00 PM – 5:40 PMMTWTHF**None

**This class meets from May 12 to May 22 (MTWTHF) from 1:00 PM to 5:40 PM.

Session Two: June 29 – August 6

Last day to add/drop classes for Summer Session 2 is June 28, 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 (records@uchastings.edu) with the course’s title and course number no later than June 28, 2020, 11:59 PM.

ClassCourse NumberProfessorUnitsTimesDaysExam
EVIDENCE36861Myers35:45 PM – 7:35 PMMTWTHNo midterm exam. Self-Schedule Final Take-Home Exam During Availability Period 8/10 - 8/12. Time limit TBD.
REMEDIES55261Schwartz35:45 PM – 8:05 PMMTTHTBD

Costs

The tuition for all credit-bearing 2020 summer courses is $1,323.00 per credit, so a three-unit course will cost $3,969.00. 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 by 3 PM on the first day of classes for each session.***

Contact Information

For additional information about the UC Hastings credit-bearing courses, send an email to records@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 Monday, March 30, 2020. 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 (records@uchastings.edu).

  1. a current official law school transcript
  2. a letter of good standing

These materials should be submitted directly from your school.

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 your summer session begins. That is May 11 (11:59 PM PST) for the sessions beginning on May 12 (11:59 PM PST), and June 28 for the session beginning June 29. 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 11, if you need to add or drop any Summer Session 2 class(es), please email the Records Office (records@uchastings.edu) with the course’s title and course number no later than June 28, 2020 (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.*