Petition to Take a Non-Law School Course for Credit

JD students in their second or third year may undertake coursework in other departments and schools of the University towards the J.D. degree, up to 12 credits and not to exceed 6 credits per quarter.  LLM students may similarly undertake such coursework; however it does not count towards the 27 credits required for the LL.M. degree.  Cross-listed LAWS-prefixed classes are not included in this category. 

J.S.D. students may undertake coursework in other departments as well. Although pre-approved, J.S.D. students are still required to follow the same steps and complete a petition to take a non-law course.

Students may not register for coursework that significantly overlaps with coursework previously completed at any level (undergraduate, graduate, Law School, etc.).

Non-LAWS enrollments appear alongside Law School coursework in the unified University transcript.  Grades are recorded in the offering unit’s grading scale (typically a letter grade).  Students may elect a Pass/No Pass grading option (if available, requested in a timely manner, and in accordance with the offering unit’s guidelines).  Students may not elect a grade of ‘R’.

Students should email the instructor(s) prior to submitting this petition to fully ascertain pre-requisites, course requirements, available grading modalities, and, if during the student’s graduating quarter, whether a grade will be available by the University’s graduating students grade submission deadline. All MED classes must be taken pass/fail by Law students.

To submit a petition for a Chicago Booth School of Business class, please follow these instructions.

For all other requests, please complete the form below.

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pre-requisites, course requirements, available grading modalities, and, if during my graduating quarter, whether a grade will be available by the University’s graduating students grade submission deadline.