Registration Information

There are several steps in the School of Law's registration process and a variety of policies to keep in mind as you complete the registration process. We have outlined the following information for you to use as a guide to registration, but you are always free to contact us if you have questions.

Spring Registration Information

Spring 2014 Special Course Offerings


Fall and Summer Registration Information

 Fall 2014 Notes on Course Offerings
  • Creditors' Rights: will focus on the basic principles of federal bankruptcy law and practice. The rights, duties, and remedies of both debtor and creditor will be examined from textual, policy and practical perspectives.  Although not a prerequisite, students who have already taken UCC:Secured Transactions will especially benefit from the course.


Summer 2014 New Offerings


Registration Requirements

Credit hour requirement: All students must earn at least 90 semester credit hours of law school work. Credit for at least 70 semester hours must be earned in courses with regularly scheduled class sessions.

Full-time law study: All students must spend at least five semesters in residence enrolled in not less than 12 semester credit hours and not more than 18 semester credit hours in any semester.



Right to cancel: The School of Law reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course for lack of student interest or suitable instructor.

Class size limitations: Many courses have maximum size limitation. Registration for these courses will be on a first-to-register basis.

Closed courses and wait lists: Waiting lists will be taken at the time of registration for closed courses. If a student’s name is placed on a waiting list for a closed course, he or she should be aware of any special registration requirements and must be qualified to add the course should an opening occur. Students on wait lists will be contacted as seats become available.

Multiple sections: In courses of multiple sections, School of Law policy prohibits registration of more than 60 percent of the total enrollment in any one section. When necessary to comply with this policy, reassignments will be made upon the basis of the inverse order of registration.


Schedule Changes

Dropping and Adding Courses

Courses may be added after initial registration, up to the first day of the semester.

Dropping or adding a course may be done in Porches until the start of the semester. Once the semester starts, upper-level students must submit a drop/add form or email the Registrar's office. Drops and adds will not be processed until the form has been received by the registrar. Students are responsible for any consequences that may result from not submitting the appropriate form in a timely manner. This does not apply to first-year students since the registrar schedules their required classes.

Students may drop a class before the first day of the semester without any penalty.  See the cancellations and refunds schedule below. Drops without record may occur until the end of the fourth week of classes. The last day to drop a class with record (a “W” will be the assigned grade for the course) is the end of the seventh week of classes.

Students will not be permitted to drop or change credit/audit status of a course after any assignment figured in the final grade of the course has been submitted.

Forms are available in the Administrative Office, 203 Keller Hall.


Cancellations and Refunds

Students who are dismissed for academic reasons will be entitled to a full refund of any tuition paid for the upcoming semester. Students who withdraw, drop a course(s) or go on a leave of absence for other reasons will be entitled to a refund on a sliding scale based on the date of withdrawal. University and SBA fees are non-refundable in any situation.

The refund schedule for tuition is as follows:

If the student withdraws

Percent of refund

During the first week of classes


During the second week of classes


During the third week of classes


During the fourth week of classes


During the fifth week of classes, or later              

No refund

The date that the student provides written notice of the decision to withdraw or drop a course(s) will determine the amount of the refund, regardless of whether or not the student discontinued class attendance at an earlier date.

Check-out procedures must be followed to officially discontinue University of Dayton housing and food service, if applicable. Should you elect to leave the university for any reason, you must return your mailbox and locker keys to the administrative office, room 203.