Policies & Rules — Non-Law Courses
The policies and procedures of the MU School of Law are revised on a regular basis. Provisions regarding such policies and procedures contained on our website are subject to change without notice. If you have questions or note errors or omissions, please contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. All statements concerning requirements, prerequisites, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes only, and are subject to change without notice. They are not to be regarded as offers to contract.
Law students are permitted to take up to a total of three (3) hours of courses for Law School credit in other schools of the University during law school. Please note that because you are listed at "primary degree program-Law" with the University, you will be charged the per credit hour rate for ANY non-law courses (NOT the undergraduate or graduate per credit hour rate). This does not apply to students officially enrolled in a dual degree program.
These credits are taken on an S/U basis and are subject to the following regulations:
- The course must be at the graduate level (numbered 7000-9999).
- The course must be related to the student's study and future practice of law.
- The semester hours of the non-law course will be counted in the student's total number for the semester, and the student may not (without permission) take any more than a combined total of 16 hours in a regular semester, or 7 in a Summer Session.
- Students wishing to take a non-law course for law credit MUST request approval of the course in writing prior to enrolling in the course. The request should be given to the Associate Dean and include the following (using a form available in Room 203):
- Course name, number and instructor;
- Statement of purpose for taking the course as related to (b) above.
- e. Requests for the approval of below 7000-Level non-law courses within the guidelines given above must be referred to the Standards Committee. The Associate Dean may approve 7000-9999 level courses.
- Any petition for law school credit for non-law courses beyond a cumulative maximum total of three (3) hours, other than the Accounting for Managers 7310, must have approval in advance by the Faculty.