Registration Information Sessions and Preferencing Schedules
|Phase||Preferencing Opens||Preferencing Closes||Results Displayed in HELIOS|
|Clinical Round||Wednesday, April 2 at 9:00AM||Thursday, April 3 at 4:59PM||Before 5:00PM on Monday, April 7|
|Multi-Section Round||Tuesday, April 8 at 9:00AM||Thursday, April 10 at 4:59PM||Before 5:00PM on Monday, April 14|
|Legal Profession Round |
Rising 3Ls ONLY
|Tuesday, April 15 at 9:00AM||Wednesday, April 16 at 4:59PM||Before 5:00PM|
on Friday, April 18
|Fall Elective Round||Monday, April 21 at 9:00AM||Wednesday, April 23 at 4:59PM||Before 5:00PM|
on Friday, April 25
Courses available in the Multi-Section and Legal Profession Registration Rounds can be found in the links below:
HELIOS Registration and Information Sessions
- Monday, March 31 starting at 12:00PM in room WCC B015
- Wednesday, April 2 starting at 5:30PM in room WCC B010
In addition, information about using HELIOs is online at: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/registrar/helios/index.html.
Clinical Information - more information on clinical registration can be found here.
Clinical Advising Appointments: Click here to schedule an appointment with a clinical advisor (authentication required).
- Where: WCC 3085
- Advisors are available to discuss the various clinical opportunities at HLS and help students navigate the clinical registration process.
Clinical Registration Open House: Stop by the clinical office to talk with the staff about clinical registration. Light refreshments served.
- Where: WCC 3085
- Monday, March 31, from 5-7PM and Tuesday, April 1, from 5-7PM
Clinical Fair: Take the opportunity to speak with representatives from every clinic and chat with past clinical students.
- Where: Milstein East ABC
- Wednesday, March 26 starting at 5:30pm
ClinicTalks Lunch Series: Please join us in room WCC-5052 from 12:00-1:00pm on the following dates:
- Tues 2/11 Health Law and Policy Clinic/Food Law and Policy Clinic
- Wed 2/12 Judicial Process in Community Courts
- Tues 2/18 Education Clinic
- Wed 2/19 Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic
- Thu 2/20 Cyberlaw Clinic
- Tues 2/25 Transactional Law Clinic
- Thu 2/27 Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
- Mon 3/3 Government Lawyer: State Attorney General Clinic
- Tue 3/4 Negotiation and Mediation Clinic
- Wed 3/5 Post Foreclosure Eviction Defense Housing Clinic
- Thu 3/6 Environmental Law & Policy Clinic
- Tue 3/11 Veterans Clinic
- Wed 3/12 Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
- Thu 3/13 Shareholder Rights Clinic
- Tue 3/25 Criminal Justice Institute
- Thu 3/27 Disability Litigation and Benefits Advocacy Clinic
- Tue 4/1 International Human Rights Clinic
Program Areas of Study - Faculty Advising Meetings - Please join us for lunch from 12:00-1:00pm on the following dates.
- Law and Business, March 25, Milstein West A, Professors Dharan, Fried, Kaplow, Spier and Subramanian
- Criminal Justice, March 27, WCC B015, Professors Gertner, Steiker and Whiting
- Law, Science and Technology – Cyberlaw/IP, April 1, WCC 3007, Professors Benkler and Fisher
- Law, Science and Technology – Health Law, April 1, WCC 3018, Professors Cohen and Greenwald
- Law and Social Change, April 2, Milstein West A, Professors Grossman and Sachs and Alexa Shabecoff
- International and Comparative Law, April 3, Hauser 102, Professors Blum, Farbstein and Neuman
- Law and Government, April 4, WCC 3018, Professors Barron and Lazarus
The Program of Study homepage is at http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/degrees/jd/pos/index.html.
Registration Process: How Students are Enrolled in Courses
All students are assigned a random registration ID. Preferences are processed in registration ID order. Registration IDs are re-assigned before each preferencing phase.
Example of a Multi-section Preferencing Phase:
Preference #1. Admin Law
Preference #2. Admin Law
Preference #3. Con Law SOP
Preference #4. Con Law SOP
Preference #5. Con Law SOP
Preference #6. Evidence
Preference #7. Taxation
- Round 1/Pass 1: Preferences processed from lowest registration ID to highest. Enrolled in Admin Law #1.
- Round 2/Pass 1: Preferences processed from highest registration ID to lowest. Admin Law already enrolled, student skipped with no action, move on to next student
- Round 2/Pass 2: Preferences processed from highest registration ID to lowest. Start again with the next preference for each student who did not receive an enrollment in pass 1. Con Law #3 full, waitlisted in Con Law #3, move on to next student
- Round 2/Pass 3: Preferences processed from highest registration ID to lowest. Start again with the next preference for each student who did not receive an enrollment in pass 2. Enrolled in Con Law #4.
- Round 3/Pass 1: Preferences processed from lowest registration ID to highest. Con Law already enrolled, student skipped with no action, move on to next student
- Round 3/Pass2: Preferences processed from lowest registration ID to highest. Start again with the next preference for each student who did not receive an enrollment in pass 1. Enrolled in Evidence
- Round 4/Pass 1: Preferences processed from highest registration ID to lowest. Taxation conflicts with Admin Law (same meeting day/time), waitlisted for Taxation, move on to the next student.
No round ends until every student has been enrolled for the highest possible preference.
- During the registration process, you will be added to the waitlist for any of your preferred courses that are closed under the following circumstances: if you have not met the pre or co requisite, if you are enrolled in a conflicting course, or if you are already enrolled in the maximum number of credits for the term. There is one exception: you will not be waitlisted for a multi-section or elective class if you were already enrolled in a higher-ranked section of the same class. For example, if you get into your first choice Evidence class, you will not be waitlisted for any subsequent Evidence class on your list.
- Some courses require the faculty member’s permission to enroll and will not be part of the on-line registration process. The course description will provide registration instructions for these courses. If you have additional questions regarding the by-permission process, contact email@example.com.
- You can make your selections at any time during each preferencing period. There is no advantage to registering early because all student course selections will be processed after the particular registration phase closes.
Contact the Registrar’s Office at 617-495-4612 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.