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Register for Summer Classes

Summer courses are offered to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Students pursuing their degree at the University of San Francisco School of Law,
  • Students who are currently enrolled in good standing and have completed their first year of study at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, or
  • Individuals who have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and members of the bar.

Academic Calendar

Click here for the Summer 2014 Academic Calendar.

Summer 2014 Course Schedule

Click here for the Summer 2014 Course Schedule. All course descriptions for summer classes will soon be available online at: http://www.usfca.edu/law/courses/. The Summer International Externship information is available online at https://www.usfca.edu/law/externships/global/.

Instructions for Currently Enrolled USF Students >>

Registration »

Registration will begin on March 24, 2014 at 12:30pm and is conducted on first-come, first-served basis, on USF Connect. (Registration priorities do not apply to Summer Session courses.)  Step-by-step instructions on how to register for courses on USF Connect, including adding oneself to a closed courses' wait list, is available online at: http://www.usfca.edu/law/register/how/

Students interested in receiving financial assistance during summer session should begin the process described in the Financial Aid section of this website as soon as possible to meet the registration and payment deadlines.

Registration may be completed in the following ways:

  • On-line: through USFConnect.
  • By fax: print out the registration form and fax it to 415-422-4199.
  • By mail: print out the registration form. Once completed mail to:
    • University of San Francisco, School of Law
    • Office of the Registrar, KN 220
    • 2130 Fulton Street,
    • San Francisco, CA 94117

Tuition »

Tuition and Fees: Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is $1,621.00 per unit for JD students and $1,816.00 per unit for LLM students. Tuition for summer classes is due by May 1, 2014.  Law Fees are available online at: https:/https://www.usfca.edu/tuition_fees/.

Tuition Refund: Students are eligible to receive a full refund of tuition if courses are dropped by the deadline of June 12, 2014. No refunds will be granted after this date.

Tuition Payment Procedures: Students must pay all outstanding charges (past and current) by May 1, 2014, except financial aid recipients who have met the conditions stated in the Financial Aid instructions. Tuition bills will be mailed to you via e-mail through your USFConnect account. The payment options available refer to the balance that you are required to pay the University after all eligible financial aid has been deducted from your semester charges (tuition, housing charges and fees). Payment in full is due on May 1, 2014. The payment options include:

  • Payment in full, using either an electronic check or credit card
  • 3-month payment plan
  • Third party billing

If payment is not received by May 1, 2014, students with unpaid balances from a previous semester (i.e. Spring 2014) will have their registration cancelled.

For more information on the payment plan go to www.usfca.edu/paymentplan

Financial Aid »

For summer financial aid information click on http://www.usfca.edu/law/financialaid/summer/
NOTE: Law students must be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) units for their summer program in order to receive federal financial aid.

Please note the following:

By registering for courses, the student agrees to:

  • Assume financial responsibility for any charges and/or fees posted to his or her account.
  • Assume the responsibility for understanding USF’s official policies concerning schedule changes and satisfactory academic progress, and to understand how these changes can affect the student’s financial situation with regard to financial aid eligibility.
  • USF may impose late fees and/or deferment fees on outstanding balances.
  • USF reserves the right to recover all costs involved with collection and/or litigation of delinquent accounts. If the student’s account must be sent to collection or litigation due to nonpayment of the outstanding balance, USF reserves the right to demand payment in full for subsequent semesters of enrollment prior to the beginning of each semester.

General Information »

First Class Assignments: Starting May 27th, first class assignments will be available on the Law School website at http://www.usfca.edu/law/registrar/course_resources/ Assignments are updated as they are received by the professor.

Grading Option: Available only to USF students enrolled in courses which are offered with the credit/no credit option (designated as "opt" in the grading column of the Course Schedule). A student may elect to receive a credit/no credit designation in lieu of a letter grade: C+ or higher is Credit; C or below is No Credit. See Academic Calendar for deadline.

Summer Externships: Available only to USF students. The application deadline is Thursday, April 10, 2014.

A. Civil/Criminal Law Externships during the Summer

Students may apply to receive 3 or 4 units of credit for unpaid work performed at an established law firm or corporate legal department, a public interest or legal services office, or the legal department of a government or other appropriate agency, including Administrative Law Judges. Students enrolled in these externships must complete all assignments as directed and attend the mandatory orientation session on one of the following dates:

Criminal Law Students: Friday April 11th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm or Wednesday, May 14th from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Civil Law Students: Friday April 11th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm or Wednesday, May 14th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Please see below to determine when you are eligible to apply to receive credit for an externship:

  • Full-time students may participate during their second and third years of law school (i.e., starting the summer following the first year of courses)
  • Part-time students may participate during their third and fourth years
  • Part-time students who convert to full-time status after their first year may participate starting in the spring semester of their second year

Good academic standing is required at the time students apply for and at the time they start the externship. Minimum GPA requirements are as follows:

  • Academic good standing means students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.30 and not be on academic probation. Please note that second year students with a cumulative grade point average at the end of their first year of 2.50 or below are subject to restrictions. In the fall of their second year, these students are prohibited from enrolling in the Civil and Criminal Law Externship Programs. In the spring of their second year, these students may be eligible to participate and should consult with the Assistant Dean for Academic Services for clarification.

B. Judicial Externships During the Summer

Students may apply to receive 3 or 4 units for unpaid work performed at a court. (Note: externships with Administrative Law Judges are performed under the Civil/Criminal Law Externship Program, not the Judicial Externship Program.

Please see below to determine when you are eligible to apply to receive credit for an externship:

  • Full-time students are eligible to participate in the Judicial Externship Program in their last three semesters of law school.
  • Part-time students who maintain part-time status are eligible during their final four part-time semesters.

All students must attend an Orientation designed to prepare the student for the externship ahead. The Judicial externship orientation session will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, or May 14, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Externs must be in good academic standing when they apply for and start the externship, and must meet certain minimum GPA requirements as set forth below:

No student may enroll for academic credit in a part-time (three (3) or four (4) units) judicial externship unless he or she has a cumulative grade point average of greater than 2.50 at the time the externship begins.

Parking Privileges: Parking on USF property without an appropriate permit will result in a citation and/or towing. Unpaid citations will result in a "records hold" rendering a student ineligible to register, drop/add, obtain transcripts, or negotiate financial aid checks. To apply for parking privileges contact the USF Office of Public Safety at 415- 422-4222, or the web at: www.usfca.edu/public_safety/.

Special Examination Accommodations: Any student who has a physical or learning disability that requires an examination accommodation must file a written request with the Registrar’s Office during the first week of classes. Appropriate documentation is required before testing accommodations can be specified or implemented. Support services are available through the Office of Academic Support Services for students with learning disabilities (415-422-6876) and the Office of Student Disability Services for students with physical or psychological impairments (415-422-2613). USF students who have previously arranged for an examination accommodation with the Law Registrar’s Office do not need to file a new request.

Unit Limitation: USF students may enroll in no more than 7 units for the summer.

Instructions for Students From ABA Accredited Law Schools >>

Registration »

Students from ABA accredited law schools are required to have their home schools provide a letter of good standing before registration will be permitted. Members of the bar are required to present their bar card.

Registration will begin with the posting of the Summer Schedule and be conducted on first-come, first-served basis. (Registration priorities do not apply to Summer Session courses.

Late registration will be permitted from April 14th through June 2nd. Full payment is required for late registration.

Students interested in receiving financial assistance during summer session should begin the process described in the Financial Aid, Visiting Students section of this website as soon as possible to meet the registration and payment deadlines.

By mail: print out the registration form and the personal data form. Once completed mail to:

  • University of San Francisco, School of Law
  • Office of the Registrar, KN 220
  • 2130 Fulton Street,
  • San Francisco, CA 94117

By fax: You may submit the registration and personal data forms by fax to 415-422-4199. The check for the tuition deposit must be mailed to the address above and must be received within a week of the submission of your registration.

Once these forms have been received and processed you will receive an USFConnect e-mail account and PIN# which will permit you to complete payment on-line, add or drop courses, and access registration and account information, and grades.

Tuition »

Tuition and Fees: Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is $1,621.00 per unit for JD students and $1,816.00 per unit for LLM students. Tuition for summer classes is due by May 1, 2014.  Law Fees are available online at: https:/https://www.usfca.edu/tuition_fees/.

Tuition Refund: Students are eligible to receive a full refund of tuition if courses are dropped by the deadline of June 12, 2014. No refunds will be granted after this date.

Tuition Payment Procedures: Students must pay all outstanding charges (past and current) by May 1, 2014, except financial aid recipients who have met the conditions stated in the Financial Aid instructions. Tuition bills will be mailed to you via e-mail through your USFConnect account. The payment options available refer to the balance that you are required to pay the University after all eligible financial aid has been deducted from your semester charges (tuition, housing charges and fees). Payment in full is due on May 1, 2014. The payment options include:

  • Payment in full, using either an electronic check or credit card
  • 3-month payment plan
  • Third party billing

If payment is not received by May 1, 2014, students with unpaid balances from a previous semester (i.e. Spring 2014) will have their registration cancelled.

For more information on the payment plan go to www.usfca.edu/paymentplan

Financial Aid »

Find visiting student summer financial aid information here.

Please note the following:

By registering for courses, the student agrees to:

  • Assume financial responsibility for any charges and/or fees posted to his or her account.
  • Assume the responsibility for understanding USF’s official policies concerning schedule changes and satisfactory academic progress, and to understand how these changes can affect the student’s financial situation with regard to financial aid eligibility.
  • USF may impose late fees and/or deferment fees on outstanding balances.
  • USF reserves the right to recover all costs involved with collection and/or litigation of delinquent accounts. If the student’s account must be sent to collection or litigation due to nonpayment of the outstanding balance, USF reserves the right to demand payment in full for subsequent semesters of enrollment prior to the beginning of each semester.

Transcript Request »

Upon a student’s written request, a transcript of summer grades will be mailed. The charge is $5.00 per copy (standard processing). Rushed processing costs $20.00 per copy and must be received before 2pm. Download the Transcript Request Form