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Clinical Registration and Add/Drop

Clinical registration is handled by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs. Registration preferencing for 2014-2015 takes place in a series of phases. Clinical registration is the first phase and will open at 9 AM on Wednesday, April 2. Clinical registration preferencing will close at 5 PM on Thursday, April 3, and students will receive their clinical preferencing results on Monday, April 7. 

Clinical Registration Dates for 2014-2015

  • Clinical registration is for the entire year (fall, winter, and spring). This year, clinical preferencing is on its own - students are only preferencing clinics during the first phase of registration.  
    • By Permission Clinics are not in the first phase of registration: Winter Term of Cyberlaw Clinic, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Semester in Washington, Shareholder Rights Clinic, Sports Law Clinic, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Winter Term of Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Community Enterprise Project of the Transactional Law Clinics, and the Crimmigration Clinic. 
    • If you are interested in taking a second semester at your clinic, apply through the Continuing Clinical Program. Once you have taken a clinic, you cannot sign up for it again through Helios.
    • All clinics are taken in conjunction with a required academic course component for course credit - for most clinics, students do not register for the required academic course component through Helios. Once you register for a clinic, the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs will enroll you in the required course component, unless otherwise noted in the clinic's course description. Please read the course description carefully! 
    • Students may only participate in one clinic per semester, and may preference up to 6 clinics during clinical registration preferencing. 
  • Opens: Wednesday, April 2 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
  • Closes: Thursday, April 3 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Results available on Monday, April 7 at or before 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Add/drop for Clinics opens once the clinical registration results are posted (see below for more information) 
  • Review the Registrar's Office webpage about Registration Information for a full list of registration dates and events
  • Another way to register for clinicals is through Add/Drop. Once initial clinical registration has occured, online adding and dropping begins. Students are able to add open clinics, join the wait list for closed clinicals, or drop clinicals for which they are currently enrolled. Your chances of getting into a clinic are increased by bidding #1 on that clinic. However, don't be discouraged if you end up on a waitlist! If you are truly interested in a specific clinic, we encourage you to stick it out - waitlist do move! 

Clinical Add/Drop Deadlines 

Please note that clinic deadlines are earlier than non-clinical course deadlines. 

Fall 2014 

  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014 
  • Final day to add or drop Fall, Fall-Winter, Fall - Spring clinics
  • Some clinics have earlier add/drop deadlines (for security clearance or pre-requisite reason); check clinic descriptions for each clinic's deadline 

Winter 2015

  • Friday, December 5, 2014
  • Final day to add or drop Winter and Winter-Spring clinics  
  • Some clinics have earlier add/drop deadlines (for security clearance or pre-requisite reason); check clinic descriptions for each clinic's deadline

Spring 2015 

  • Friday, January 16, 2015
  • Final day to add or drop Spring clinics
  • Some clinics have earlier add/drop deadlines (for security clearance or pre-requisite reason); check clinic descriptions for each clinic's deadline

Dropping after the applicable deadline will result in an "Withdrawal" (WD) on your academic transcript. You cannot drop a multi-semester (e.g. Fall-Winter) clinical course after the first semester's (Fall) drop deadline. Clinical work begins the first week of classes; therefore students cannot drop once clinical work has officially started. 

Changing Clinical Credits

Students can change their clinical credits by emailing Maggie Bay in the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs up until the following dates: Please make sure to check with your supervisor before requesting a change to your credits: 

  • Fall 2014 – October 6
  • Winter 2015 – January 12
  • Spring 2015 – February 23

After the above dates, all clinical credit changes must be requested by your direct clinical supervisor and submitted to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs or Maggie Bay.

Last modified: April 09, 2014

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