Waivers of Permission and Prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
A few courses require permission of the instructor. It is your responsibility to obtain the permission and then forward it to the Office of Records and Registration. Use the form available online. During the bidding cycle, ABRA will not allow you to request courses requiring permission.
PLEASE NOTE THAT COURSES WHICH REQUIRE THE PERMISSION OF THE PROFESSOR FOR ENROLLMENT IN A CLASS ARE NOT TO BE INCLUDED IN THE BIDDING CYCLES. You should follow the information stated by the professor in their course description regarding enrollment. Once they have made a decision, the professor will provide the Records Office with a list of names. At that time, you will be placed in the class unless there are conflicts or you have gone over the 15 credits allowed. Should this occur, you will be contacted by the Records Office to drop a class or obtain permission to have more than 15 credits so that you can be enrolled in the faculty permission only class.
Permission of instructor may not be used to gain entry to a course that is closed.
Permission of the instructor is necessary but not sufficient to gain entry into a closed seminar. Even if the instructor has provided you written permission to take such a seminar, unless you receive confirmation from the Office of Academic Services that you are registered you should not assume that you have been admitted. A faculty member may (but is not required to) admit up to two students in a closed seminar pending space availability. Permissions may not be signed by the instructor, or submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, until the first class meeting of the seminar in question.
Prerequisite Waivers, Prerequisite Checks, and Mutually Exclusive Courses
Review the course description and curriculum update pages online to learn whether or not a course has prerequisites or is mutually exclusive with other courses.
Pre- or Co-requisites: All students must meet course prerequisites. If you seek a waiver of a prerequisite, you must obtain approval in writing from the instructor. Use the form available online. All signed waivers (by the instructor) must be received in the Records Office no later than the deadline published in the Registration Calendar. If you have not taken the prerequisite nor provided prior JD/LLB confirmation of the course(s) taken at another law school by submitting the waiver form, ABRA will not permit you to bid on the course. During the bidding cycle and add/drop period, you will be notified if the course you are requesting has a prerequisite. If you have submitted a waiver form, it will then be checked to see if there is a waiver and add/drop on file.
Note: Prerequisite waivers for courses must be filed each semester.
Mutually Exclusive Courses: Check course descriptions to see whether courses are mutually exclusive with other courses. notification. ABRA will not permit you to register for two courses that are mutually exclusive.
For LL.M. students, this course will serve as a co-requisite for any course that requires Corporations as a pre-requisite. This information is not specifically listed in each course description. When registering for a course that has Corporations as a pre-requisite, a pre-requisite warning message will appear in ABRA. If you have registered for this course, you can disregard this warning.