Registration for the 2019/2020 school year will start on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 and proceed according to the following schedule.
Phase One: Fall Registration Rising 3L Students
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 5:30 PM, Registration Begins
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Noon, Registration Ends
Phase Two: Fall Registration Rising 2L Students
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 3:30 PM, Registration Begins
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Noon, Registration Ends
Phase Three: Spring Registration Rising 3L Students
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM, Registration Begins
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM, Registration Ends
Phase Four: Spring Registration Rising 2L Students
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 3:30 PM, Registration Begins
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM, Registration Ends
Waitlist opens for Rising 3L students at 5:30 pm, Tuesday, April 16
Waitlist opens for Rising 2L students at 3:30 pm, Wednesday, April 17
Add/Drop ends September 3, 2019 at 8:00AM for the Fall Semester
and ends January 21, 2020 at 8:00AM for the Spring Semester
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis, so be sure you do not wait until late in your registration time slot to register. To maximize your chances of getting the classes you want, and to ensure you receive priority for classes, you must register during the time set aside for your class year. If you miss your designated time, you will have to wait to register during open add/drop.
The law school uses NOVASIS for registration, which means you can register from anywhere you choose. All the information you need to register and navigate the registration site can be found here on the Registrar's web site.
To Register for Classes Online
You are required to register for between 12 and 18 hours of credit in each semester.
Before registering it is very important that you consult with an Academic Advisor and also review the Graduation Requirements.
Read the course description for each class you are considering. Be sure you are not signing up for a class for which you do not have the proper prerequisites. Because we require students to register for a full year of classes during the registration period, the on-line registration program (NOVASIS) will not prevent you from registering for classes for which you do not have the prerequisite in the spring. However, you will not be granted credit for any course you take without having completed the prerequisite, even if you complete the entire semester. Course descriptions available on the Course Catalog in Novasis, and students are strongly urged to review them before registering.
Note: Fridays are scheduled lightly with primarily first-year courses, small sections of specialized courses, and multi-sectioned courses. This is done to allow students involved in externships to schedule their required on-site hours. Also, from noon to 1:00PM each day, no classes have been scheduled to facilitate meetings with advisors and other group meetings.
The Registrar's Office will be happy to help you with any questions you have about registration:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 610-519-7017
Students who have not participated in the early sign-up process will have the opportunity to request Clinics for both the Fall and Spring semesters on a space-permitting basis during the registration and drop/add periods. Students should use the Clinic Registration Form found on the Registrar's website under "Forms for Students and Alumni." Students will not register for Clinics on NOVASIS. Clinic course descriptions can be found here.
Students will receive notification of their enrollment status in an email from the Clinic Office.
Students enrolled during the early signup for Clinics cannot drop a Clinic after April 2, 2019.
Your commitment to the clinic is an indication of the professional responsibility you will be entrusted with in your live client matters. Given the demands associated with certifying students for practice in respective clinics and the importance of advance notice needed to schedule appropriate client matters, drops will not be permitted later than the dates indicated above. Any request for a drop must receive the consent of the faculty supervisor of the particular clinic in which the student is enrolled. Once the deadline to drop a clinic has passed, only under the most extraordinary of circumstances, in the event of an unforeseen emergency, will a student be allowed to drop. If you have such an unforeseen emergency, please contact Prof. Michael Campbell, Director of the Clinical Program, at email@example.com.
Registering for Externships
Students interested in externships should consult the Externship information provided on the School website here for the most current information about externship offerings. Anyone who has questions should contact Matthew McGovern, Director of Experiential Learning. Externships have unique requirements and the selection process varies greatly for each one. Students may register for the following externships on NOVASIS:
Externships not on this list will require approval by the Director of Experiential Learning. Please submit an Externship Enrollment Application to request approval. The application is available here. Once approved, the Director will notify the Registrar's Office that you should be enrolled in the externship.
Students who apply directly to particular judges and secure externship positions must submit the Externship Enrollment Application to request approval. The application is available here. Once approved, the Director will notify the Registrar's Office that you should be enrolled in the externship. Students who secure judicial externships through the School’s Externship Lottery do not have to submit the application. For Lottery positions, the Director will notify the Registrar’s Office that those students should be enrolled in externships.
Create Your Own Externship
If no available clinic or externship offers the experience you're looking for, you may create your own. The law school has an externship policy that allows the Dean's designate, the Director of Experiential Learning, to approve externships for three credits that comply with the policy. The School’s Externship Policy is available here.
An externship that does not comply with any aspect of the policy must be approved by the full faculty after review by the Curriculum Committee. In special circumstances, when truly unusual and valuable opportunities have presented themselves, students have obtained approval of externships outside the specific provisions of the policy.
Note: These lists are not final. Please check back regularly for updates. For updated textbook information for the coming semester, please check the Villanova Bookstore website
(Under Books > Textbooks and Course Materials, select your term (semester), choose your department as LAW, then select your course number and section)