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.
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.