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Title: ACADEMIC PLANNING


1
ACADEMIC PLANNING
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
  • FREDERIC G. LEVIN
  • COLLEGE OF LAW

2
The ISIS Registration System
  • Three phases to registration.
  • Advanced Registration
  • Start times are usually at the middle of April
    for Summer/Fall and the beginning of November for
    the Spring term.
  • Schedule Adjustment
  • Immediately follows advanced registration and
    flows into drop/add.
  • Drop/Add
  • Begins the first day of classes and ends at
    1159pm on the 5th day of classes for
    spring/fall, the 2nd day of classes for summer.

3
The ISIS Registration System
  • Open from 800 am to 400 am on scheduled dates.
  • See the law schools Student Handbook,
    http//www.law.ufl.edu/students/handbook.shtml,
    for the registration schedule for specific terms.
  • Registration start times will be enforced during
    Advance Registration.
  • These start times are staggered to manage the
    overall load on the system and are prioritized
    based on total credits earned. Students with the
    same credit hours earned are randomly assigned
    times.

4
The ISIS Registration System
  • Registration start times for each student are
    assigned and enforced 800 a.m. to 500 p.m.
  • You can find your assigned start time under
    Registration Prep in the My Online Services
    menu.
  • You may begin registering at or anytime after
    your start time in the Advanced Registration
    period.
  • You can access the system as many times as you
    wish until you reach 15 hours, thereafter you can
    only register/adjust after 5 p.m. and on weekends
    during the advance registration period.

5
The ISIS Registration System
  • Schedule adjustment begins after the Advanced
    Registration period ends.
  • After all students (all UF) registration start
    times have passed the system is open to all
    students for schedule adjustments.
  • At this time, you may access the system as many
    times as you wish until the first day of classes.
  • You must be registered for classes by 5pm before
    the first day of classes or you will be assigned
    a 100 late registration fee.

6
The ISIS Registration System
  • Drop/Add begins the first day of the semester and
    typically ends at 1159pm on the 5th day of the
    semester (2nd day for summer). For the most
    accurate dates for drop/add, please refer to the
    Academic Calendar on the Student Affairs website.
  • This is the time to make final schedule
    adjustments.
  • Lots of scheduling shifting occurs during this
    period which often enables students to get seats
    in classes that were formerly closed.
  • You will not be able to make any schedule
    adjustments after the last day of drop/add.

7
The ISIS Registration System
  • ISIS will access an interactive updated version
    of the Schedule of Courses with seat
    availability.
  • However, you should refer to the Course Schedules
    that are posted on the law schools course
    schedule website, http//www.law.ufl.edu/students/
    course_schedules.shtml, when planning your class
    schedule. This website will provide additional
    important information about classes that is not
    available in the ISIS system.

8
The ISIS Registration System
The registration link will be in the My Online
Services menu underneath the Register Now section.
9
ISIS will verify your identity by asking for your
GatorLink username and password.
The ISIS Registration System
10
The ISIS Registration System
  • Registration Page
  • Personal Information
  • Your Schedule
  • Search Options
  • You will use this page to register and adjust
    your schedule.

11
The ISIS Registration System
Your Schedule displays the courses you are
currently registered for.
Allows you to View your Weekly Planner Schedule.
12
The ISIS Registration System
  • Most Common Search Options
  • Search All Courses
  • Add a Section
  • These will help you find an open seat in a given
    course.

13
The ISIS Registration System
Add a Section If you know exactly which course
section you want to take, use the Add Course
function.
Enter the section number and the number of
credits. Then click the Add this Course button.

14
The ISIS Registration System
ISIS will summarize your requested action. ISIS
will then ask you to confirm that action. To
confirm, just type in your password and youre
done!
If you decide not to add the course, just click
on the Cancel button.
15
The ISIS Registration System
ISIS will confirm if the course was added or
dropped.
The section will also appear or disappear from
your schedule.
16
The ISIS Registration System
If the section you want is already full, you can
Search All Courses to find an open section.
17
The ISIS Registration System
If you would like to drop a section, click the
Drop Button in your schedule next to the section
number.
You will confirm your Drop with your GatorLink
Password exactly as you did when Adding a Course.
18
Potential Problems
  • Registration Holds
  • All Registration Holds list the specific details
    of the hold including the office to contact to
    address the hold.
  • Section Closed
  • If there are no available seats in a given
    section, it will display the message Section is
    closed when you attempt to add.
  • Unable to add a course due to credit
  • hour limitations

19
Potential Problems
  • Prerequisite Issues
  • Departments have the right to restrict enrollment
    of courses/sections with prerequisites.
  • Departmentally Controlled
  • Sections for which the student must have the
    departments permission to register.

20
Solutions
  • If you have a Registration Hold, please follow
    the instructions in the hold to address the
    issue.
  • If you have a problem registering due to
    prerequisites, departmental control or closed
    sections, contact the department offering the
    course directly.
  • If you have a problem registering due to credit
    hour limitations, you may need to complete an
    overload petition to take more than 16 credit
    hours. 17 credit hours is the absolute maximum
    number a student may take in a Fall/Spring term.
    8 hours is the maximum during the summer term.

21
Additional Registration Questions Problems
  • Contact the Office of Student Affairs in
  • 164 Holland Hall
  • 352-273-0620

22
Academic Programs/Policies
  • JD Curriculum
  • Degree Requirements
  • Course Requirements
  • Seminars/Advanced or Elective Courses
  • Advanced Writing Requirement
  • Independent Study
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Skills Training/Clinics
  • Externships

23
Academic Programs/Policies
  • Degree Requirements
  • Completion of a minimum of 88 credit hours that
    include
  • Required courses
  • Completion of the advanced writing requirement
  • Completion of advanced courses/electives

24
Academic Programs/Policies
  • Required Course Progression
  • First Year Required Courses
  • Contracts 5000 4
  • Criminal Law 5100 3
  • Torts 5700 4
  • Legal Research and Writing 5792 2
  • Professional Responsibility 6750 3
  • Civil Procedure 5301 4
  • Constitutional Law 5501 4
  • Property 5400 4
  • Appellate Advocacy 5793 2
  • Second Year Required Course
  • Legal Drafting 6955 2

25
Academic Programs/Policies
  • Advanced Writing Requirement
  • Each student must satisfy the advanced writing
    requirement in order to graduate from the College
    of Law. A student may do so through the
    completion of a seminar course (LAW 6936) or
    through the completion of an Independent
    ResearchAdvanced Writing Requirement course for
    1 or 2 credit hours. All seminars shall afford
    enrolled students the opportunity to satisfy the
    Advanced Writing Requirement that is a condition
    to graduation from the College of Law.

26
Academic Programs/Policies
  • Advanced Writing Requirement
  • the research standard for certification of the
    advanced writing requirement shall be, a major,
    finished, written product which shows evidence of
    original systematic scholarship based on
    individual research under close faculty
    supervision.

27
Academic Programs/Policies
  • REGISTRATION PRIORITY
  • Registration-priority courses. These courses
    are not
  • required, but the faculty recommends them for the
  • designated term. Registration for these courses
    will
  • be allowed in the term of priority. Registration
    in
  • any other term is subject to space availability
    after
  • Advance Registration.
  • Note Certificate program students have
    registration
  • priority for some classes.

28
Academic Programs/Policies
  • SECOND AND THIRD YEARS
  • Second Year Registration Priority
  • Estates and Trusts 3
  • Evidence 4
  • Corporations 3
  • Unincorporated Business Enterprises 3
  • Interviewing Counseling and Negotiation 3
  • Third Year Registration Priority
  • Trial Practice 6363 4

29
Independent Study
  • An Independent Study is designed to be an
    independent research project under the
    supervision of a faculty member who has a special
    interest in the area. The student must obtain the
    consent of the faculty member and agreement on
    the number of credits to be awarded prior to
    registering for the course. The project must
    include per credit reading and writing components
    at least commensurate with those of a law school
    seminar, and shall be graded in accordance with
    general law school standards. Independent studies
    cannot be used to fulfill the seminar
    requirement.
  • Students may complete a maximum of 4 credit
    hours of Independent Study during their law
    school career 2 hours maximum per semester.
  • Completed Independent Study Forms can be found on
    the Student Affairs website and should be
    returned to the Office of Student Affairs.

30
Graduate Course Option
  • Students may take courses specified in the
    Graduate Course Option only if the student,
    through the exercise of due diligence, cannot
    take a course containing substantially the same
    subject matter at the College of Law. With
    advance approval, students may enroll in up to
    two courses in the UF Graduate School and/or UF
    undergraduate foreign language programs for up to
    six credits toward law school graduation.
    Although the grade is not computed in a student's
    grade point average, a "B" or higher must be
    earned to receive credit. Students on academic
    probation are not eligible for the option.
    Students enrolled in the Joint Degree Program are
    not eligible for this option. (Transfer or
    transient students who have received more than 23
    credit hours for work at their previous law
    school may not be eligible for the option and
    should contact the Assistant Dean for Student
    Affairs.)

31
Academic Programs/Policies
  • Certificate Programs
  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental and Land Use Law
  • Estates and Trusts Practice
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International and Comparative Law
  • For specific information pertaining to each
    program, please access the College of Law
    website
  • http//www.law.ufl.edu/programs/
  • NOTE It is important to start planning if you
    determine you would like to obtain a certificate
    in Environmental and Land Use Law because this
    program requires completion of 8 credit hours
    above the 88 needed for the JD

32
Academic Programs/Policies
  • Skills Training/Clinics
  • The Levin College of Law faculty-supervised,
    advice/representation clinics integrate the
    colleges nationally-ranked scholarship with
    applied lawyering and problem-solving skills
    developed through simulation courses and by legal
    services provided in a fully-operational legal
    aid clinic. As a proven method of teaching law,
    clinical scholarship places case book theory
    within the context of counseling and representing
    real clients working towards resolution of real
    legal problems. Moreover, clinical interns
    contribute to a societal need by representing
    indigent clients within the local community.

33
Academic Programs/Policies
  • Skills Training/Clinics
  • Full Representation Clinic
  • Gator TeamChild/Juvenile Law Clinic
  • Family Law Pro Se/Unbundling Clinic
  • County Court Mediation Clinic
  • IPVAC Clinic
  • Prosecution Clinic/Defense Criminal Clinic
  • Conservation Clinic
  • For additional information please see the Clinic
    website on the College of Laws website
    http//www.law.ufl.edu/centers/clinics.shtml

34
Academic Programs/Policies
  • Skills Training/Clinics
  • All Clinics except Mediation Clinic require
    intern certification by the Florida Supreme Court
    (CLI). Clinic staff will assist you in preparing
    your application for certification and must
    submit all paperwork to the Florida Supreme Court
    at least a month prior to the first day of the
    Clinics requiring CLI.
  • NOTE The CLI application requires a Florida
    Board of Bar Examiners Clearance Letter which
    MUST accompany your certification paperwork. If
    you have not received the letter already, you
    must register for CLI Registrant Status with the
    FBBE (Student Registration provides both CLI
    Clearance and pursues bar admission) or complete
    your Florida Bar application early enough to
    receive the FBBE background clearance letter in
    time for your CLI application. NOTE Interns in
    the two-semester clinics need this letter one
    month prior to the second semester of the clinic.
  • The CLI background check takes approx. 3-6 months
    to produce the mandatory FBBE clearance letter,
    which you must provide to us no later than 4
    weeks prior to the start of your practice clinic.

35
Academic Programs/Policies
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Trial Team
  • Moot Court
  • Law Review
  • Journals

36
Academic Programs/Policies
  • Externships
  • The Levin College of Laws Externship Program
    offers a real world experience not found in the
    classroom and exposes students to a variety of
    opportunities in the legal profession, while they
    earn academic credit. Placements are available at
    government agencies in judges chambers and
    with nonprofit legal institutions.
  • Externships help students develop the practical
    skills, poise and confidence necessary to be
    effective practitioners in the courtroom and the
    law office, and expose them to particular areas
    of interest. Externships also provide insight
    into professional responsibility and the
    operation of the legal system. Additionally, the
    externship experience enhances the legal resume,
    and provides important networking opportunities
  • Students may earn a maximum of 6 externship
    credits during their law school career.

37
Academic Programs/Policies
  • Degree Audits
  • Students are responsible for tracking their
    academic progression towards the JD degree.
    Requirements for the degree can be found in
    online or in your student handbook received at
    Orientation. The ISIS student records system
    allows students to track their progression using
    the University's online degree audit program. 
    The degree audit will show credits earned,
    requirements met, requirements outstanding, etc. 
    The degree audit also contains your official law
    school GPA used for official and unofficial
    rankings.
  •  

38
Academic Programs/Policies
  • How To View Your Degree Audit
  • Log in to ISIS
  • Click on Degree Audit on the left-hand menu to
    reveal links below.
  • Click on the Degree Audit link.
  • Log on by entering your GatorLink username and
    password. If you need assistance with your
    username and/or password you may call
    352-392-HELP.
  • Under Degree Audits, click on View Complete
    Degree Audit.

39
Academic Programs/Policies
  • How To Read Your Degree Audit
  • The first section lists all required law courses.
    A plus sign () or check mark indicates the
    requirement has been met or is in progress. A
    minus sign (-) or X indicates the requirement
    still needs to be met for the degree. A minus
    sign (-) noted next to the Advanced Writing
    Requirement will remain until the semester is
    completed and satisfaction of the requirement is
    certified by the professor.
  • The next section lists all elective law courses.
  • The next section lists all credits transferred in
    from another law school.
  • The next section lists all credit hours earned
    and in progress (up to 88) that will count
    towards the JD degree. This must total 88 in
    order for you to graduate (less for combined
    degree students). Note The GPA listed here is
    not your official law school GPA because it may
    include non-law courses.
  • The last section is your official law school GPA.
    This GPA is cumulative and reflective of UF law
    courses only. This is the GPA that is used to
    determine class rankings.

40
Academic Advising Questions
  • Contact the Office of Student Affairs
  • Contact a specific professor whose expertise is
    in a particular area. You may find a listing of
    professors on the College of Law website under
    Faculty and Staff. Here, you will find
    information regarding their interests and
    expertise.

41
Additional Questions Regarding Academic Policies
  • Contact the Office of Student Affairs in
  • 164 Holland Hall
  • 352-273-0620
  • Students may also access the student handbook
    online at
  • http//www.law.ufl.edu/students/policies.shtml
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