Students who want to take classes outside of King Hall must obtain approval from Dean Kulwin, the Dean of Student Affairs, before registering for the course. To apply, students must complete the Dean’s Approval for Outside Units , attach copies of the course descriptions for each course the student wants to take and turn the completed form and course descriptions in to the law school Registrar’s Office.
During the summer, you may take courses at other ABA accredited law schools in the U.S. which have summer programs or an ABA accredited summer abroad program.
- Students must earn grades of C or better in each course taken at an ABA accredited law school (whether in the U.S. or abroad) in order to have the credits applied to their King Hall J.D. Grades earned in courses at other ABA approvals are not computed in the student’s King Hall grade point average.
- Summer sessions and each summer course must be a minimum of 3 weeks long.
In order to take courses at other ABA accredited law schools during the academic year, students must be in their 2nd or 3rd year of study and the student’s grade point average at King Hall must be 2.0 or above. The Dean may set a maximum number of credits for the courses.
To have credit applied to their King Hall J.D., students must earn grades of C or better in each course taken at an ABA accredited law school. Grades earned in courses at the other school are not computed in the student’s King Hall grade point average. Only units are applied toward the required 88 units for graduation from King Hall. No more than 31 units from other law schools will be applied towards the King Hall J.D.
You must submit the Dean's Authorization to Exceed 16 Units form (.pdf) to the Registrar's Office for Dean Kulwin's approval.
No. The ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools prohibits law students from taking more than 20% of a law school's required coursework for graduation in a single semester, and schools are not allowed to “round up” when calculating this figure. King Hall students may not take more than 17 units per semester.
Examinations and Grades
Clinics and Externships
King Hall does not have a summer program or summer classes. However, students have two options: