For the Spring 2015 semester, we will maintain online waiting lists for certain courses during the Add/Drop period in January. We will not maintain waiting lists for any courses during Priority Registration.
Upper level law students in the J.D. Program can drop or add most of their Spring 2015 classes on-line, using Temple University's Self Service Banner (SSB) system. Non-J.D. and Graduate Law students have to contact their individual program offices to register for classes.
Courses that can be added or dropped on-line will show a CRN (Course Reference Number) in the first column.
Here are the steps for the on-line registration process. First, log in to TUportal (http://tuportal.temple.edu) using your AccessNet username and password, select Self Service Banner (SSB), then select the Student tab. Next, select the Registration tab, and then select the Add or Drop Classes function. When you are asked to select a term, choose 2015 Spring and click Submit. You will then be asked to provide your PIN number. When you have provided your PIN, you will be returned to the Add or Drop Classes page. You can now add or drop classes. In the CRN fields provided on the Add or Drop Classes page, enter the CRNs for the courses for which you would like to add or drop and then click Submit Changes.
When adding classes, be sure to use the CRN (Course Reference Number) shown in the first column of the course schedule, and NOT the course and section number.
NOTE: You will know immediately if you are enrolled in the course or if it is full.
The on-line Priority Registration process for JD students for the Spring 2015 semester is in two parts.
PART ONE - During the week beginning Monday, November 10, students will be allowed to register for one course only according to the table shown below. This is intended to allow you the opportunity to register for a course you need for graduation or one that is otherwise important to you. Just use Self Service Banner to register and, if necessary, perform Add/Drop so that at the end of your One Course registration opportunity, you are registered for only one course (other than ITAP, ITP, or a clinical). Please note: if you register for more than one course during this period, we will remove you from all of your courses, without consultation or advance notice, prior to Part Two of the registration process.
If you are in ITAP, ITP, or have been awarded a clinical for Spring 2015, it should already be part of your roster and you will see it on the Add/Drop page. These courses do not count as your one course for Part One of your registration - you can register for one course in addition to ITAP, ITP, or your clinical.
PART TWO - During the week beginning Monday, November 17 and until Tuesday, November 25, you will register for the rest of your courses.
Begin - Nov. 10 at Noon
End - Nov. 12 at 10 am
Begin - Nov. 11 at Noon
Begin - Nov. 12 at Noon
Begin - Nov. 13 at Noon
End - Nov. 14 at 10 am
Begin - Nov. 17 at Noon
End - Nov. 25 at 9 pm
Begin - Nov. 18 at Noon
Begin - Nov. 19 at Noon
Begin - Nov. 20 at Noon
Remember, these registration dates and times are important because Banner is a real-time registration system. When you register, you will know immediately if you are in a class or if it is full. You can also review the availability of seats throughout your registration period. Remember too that, within each group, the process will be first-come, first-served. It is important to have a plan developed before the time arrives for you to register.
ITAP, ITP, clinical courses, Guided Research, and Practicums are not available for registration through SSB (see below).
SSB stands for Self-Service Banner. SSB is a web based, real-time system that allows access to your academic and financial records. You can also use this system to register for classes. You can log in using your AccessNet username and password. SSB is available through TUPortal. You can access TUPortal from the home page or any other page on the Law School website. The TUPortal tab is located on the top right of the page.
You can access the course schedule on the Law School website from the Current Students dashboard under Course Schedules or click on Course Schedules from the Quick Links menu.
JD students will be able to register for most of their courses on-line. Courses that can be added or dropped on-line will show a CRN (Course Registration Number) in the first column of the Course Schedule. The CRN field will be blank for courses that cannot be added or dropped on-line.
The descriptions for each course along with pre-requisite requirements, if any, are available on the Course Schedule (see above) on the law school website. Click on the Course title to see the description and requirements for the course.
For courses that you can add or drop using SSB, you can check if there is space available through SSB. Select the Course Schedule function. When asked to select a term, choose 2015 Spring and click submit. When the Class Schedule Search screen comes up, select Juris Doctor under Subject and then scroll down to the bottom and click Class Search. This will produce a listing of all JD courses and sections with information about the number of seats available.
If you want to narrow your search to a particular course number, then, in addition to selecting Juris Doctor under Subject, you can also fill in the course number in the indicated field. If the Law School course number only has three digits, use a leading zero. For example, if you are looking for course number 416, use 0416 as the course number. But if you are looking for course number 1016, you only need to use 1016.
How do I register for Introduction to Trial Advocacy (ITA)?
This Spring, students who have taken Evidence and are interested in a trial advocacy course but have not taken ITAP can take Introduction to Trial Advocacy (ITA). This course involves a week lecture from 6:00 pm to 6:50 pm on Thursdays, and a skills section. To register for ITA, just register for one skills section of your choice and you will automatically be registered in the lecture.
To register for Guided Research or a Practicum, first contact the full-time faculty member who will supervise your work to discuss the project. Once you and the supervising faculty member have reached an agreement regarding your Guided Research or Practicum, you will need the Guided Research/Practicum Authorization Form (see link below) to have your registration processed. This form contains further information regarding the mandatory standards for Guided Research and Practicums. Complete this form and have the supervising faculty member sign it. Return the completed form to the Registrar in Barrack 103 and an administrator will register you for the Guided Research or the Practicum. Note that the form must be submitted by the end of the Add/Drop period in the semester in which you propose to undertake the work.
Guided Research/Practicum Authorization Form
To register for Journal credits, Trial Team, or Moot Court, please print the credit information Form (see link below), have it signed and then submit it to the Registrar's Office by the end of the Add/Drop period in the semester in which you proposed to undertake the work. Instructions for these procedures are available on the forms. NOTE - law journal members have the option to apply their journal credits to the fall or to the spring semester or to split the credits, for example, if you have 3 credits, you can place 2 in one semester and 1 in the other. Your editor will also have forms for you to process for your journal, so please process those forms in addition to submitting a Credit Information Form to the Registrar.
Law Journal/Moot Court/Trial Team Credit Information Form
For assistance with any questions or problems during add/drop, students may go to the Law School Registrar's Office in Barrack Hall (Suite 103) during normal business hours.
If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions about the on-line system or the add/drop process, please contact any of the following in the Office of Student Services, preferably by e-mail (be sure to provide your name, TU Id, time of occurence of the problem, nature of the problem, and course number, section number, title, and CRN of the course):
If you have a "HOLD" on your record, you will NOT be able to add or drop courses on-line until the HOLD has been cleared from your record. There are many different types of HOLDs (Financial, Library Fines, Missing Degree Information, etc.). It is your responsibility to ensure that the HOLD is cleared from your record prior to the add/drop period. You can check your HOLD status on-line by selecting the Student Records tab on Self Service Banner (SSB). Please contact the Law School Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 204-8943 if you have any questions about a HOLD.
The following are typical error messages in SSB: