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First-year students are registered automatically by the Registrar.

Second- and third-year students. This also refers to “rising” second- and third-year students (aka first- and second-year students) in the Spring registering for the following Summer and Fall. These students register using a two-pass random-draw priority system. It is a little complicated, but is designed to be as fair as possible to everyone. The steps are described below.
  1. NEW PRIORITY REGISTRATION IN SPRING. Rising second-year students are given priority registration for spaces in five basic classes: Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law II, Business Associations, Taxation I, and Evidence. After this is completed, remaining spaces in these classes are released for the following procedure.
  2. Third-year students are registered for their classes before second-year students, and within each class, the priority is determined by random drawing.
  3. Each semester, one student’s name is selected at random from each class. That student has the first priority for first-pass registration for that class for the upcoming term(s), with the rest proceeding alphabetically to the end of the alphabet and then from the beginning. So if “John Smith” were the name drawn, Mr. Smith would go first, proceeding through the students to Zachary Zeta, then to Alberta Alpha, and so on to the last student before Mr. Smith.
  4. Once this priority is established each third-year student prepares a “first pass” list of six classes in order of preference. The Registrar will place the student in the two highest preference classes which are not filled, going in the priority order established above.
  5. Once the first pass is completed, the enrollment results are posted. Then each third-year student prepares a “second pass” of the remaining courses desired, again in order of preference. The student is given an appointment time with the Registrar, and real-time enrollment information is available at that student’s appointment time. The second-pass registration order is the reverse of the first-pass order.
  6. When third-year registration is completed, the enrollment results are posted. This process is then repeated with the second-year students.
Registration on application. Seven courses do not use the priority system: UKHC Risk Management Externship, UK Office of Legal Counsel Externship, Department of Public Advocacy Externship, Fayette County Attorney Externship, Kentucky Refugee Ministries Externship, Lexington City Attorney Externship, and the Immigration Law Externship. Students interested in enrolling in these courses must fill out an application form and submit it to the Registrar with their first pass. The forms are available here. Registration will be completed in these courses after the instructors have made their selections.

Registration Schedule for Summer and Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Academic Calendar

Fall 2015 Curriculum Update

Fall 2015 Course List

Fall 2015 Block Schedule

Fall 2015 Final Exam Schedule

Summer 2015

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Second Pass Form

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