Graduate Students on campus

Graduate Students

Many courses offered by the Law School are available to graduate students and can complement studies in other disciplines. The Law School embraces interdisciplinary learning and welcomes the diverse perspective brought to our classrooms by students pursuing degrees outside the legal profession. Whether you want to incorporate a legal perspective into your current studies or are exploring the possibility of pursuing a law degree, taking a Law School course can be an enriching experience. Additionally, graduate or professional students are welcome to pursue a Law Minor.

Most Law School courses are taught at the 6000 level though some are available to graduate students at the 5000 level. More information is available on the course list. These courses generally are open on a space-available basis. Some 6000 level courses may require individual approval by the faculty member teaching the course and all require a petition form. All communication should be conducted through the Law School Registrar via the Non-Law Student Petition for Law Courses form. First-year law courses (6001-6009) and experiential learning courses (7000 level) are open only to current law students.

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Non-Degree Seeking Students

If you are not a current student at the University of Minnesota, you must follow the Non-Law Student Enrollment Policy.

Individuals who would like to enroll in 6000-level courses must complete the Non-Law Student Petition for Law Courses form and email it to