Spring 2013 Registration

The registration materials for Spring 2013 are now available. Please review the material carefully and consult your academic advisor as a part of your planning process.

3L, LLM, SJD, & MSL registration

Monday, November 5, 8:30 a.m. – Tuesday, November 6, 12:00 midnight

2L registration

Thursday, November 8, 8:30 a.m. – Friday, November 9, 12:00 midnight

DROP/ADD

Monday, November 19 – Monday, January 21, 2013, 12:00 midnight

Spring 2013: Elder Law Clinic cancelled and new “Law and Aging” offered.

A new elective course, Law and Aging, is being offered for the spring of 2013.[1]   The enormous number of baby-boomers has greatly increased the demand for elder law expertise.  Lawyers who particularly need elder law knowledge include those in general civil practices as well as those in health law, estate planning, and employment law.[2]

The clinical course entitled “Elder Law Clinic” will not be offered for the spring.  This is due to the loss of office space in the medical center, where the clinic has been located.  The clinic will move to the law school and resume in the fall of 2013.

Law and Aging:  Intensive:  Four students can take the course for 3 credits, which involves a practical component.  Under the Clinical Professor’s supervision, these students will represent older clients on a range of issues such as preparation of powers of attorney and wills, advice on legal rights regarding consumer debt, and guardianship law (including brief court matters).  The practical experience would begin in February and would require that the students be eligible for certification by the N.C. State Bar.   Deadline to apply:  October 23 at 5 p.m.  Applicants will be notified on October 26 if they can register for the 3rd credit.

          Students who take the Law and Aging course (for 2 or 3 credits) will not be able to sign up for Elder Law Clinic (the 4 credit course) in 2013-14.

There are no prerequisites for Law and Aging or for the Elder Law Clinic.

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Topics in the “Law and Aging” course may include:

•   What is elder law and why has it developed?

•   Legal tools for incapacity planning (powers of attorney and advance medical directives).

•   Professional ethical issues in elder law.

•   Legal intervention upon incapacity:  guardianship laws and federal programs.

•   Medical perspectives on mental capacity.

•   Housing issues of older adults.

•   Medicaid coverage of long term care and Medicare basics.

•   Long term care insurance.

•   Nursing home law:  residents’ rights laws and negligence litigation.

•   Planning for the small estate.

•   Abuse and neglect:  civil and criminal remedies.

•   Consumer issues.


[1] Subject to faculty approval, expected on 10/16/12.

[2] The new course will be taught by Clinical Professor Kate Mewhinney, who has managed the law school’s Elder Law Clinic since 1991.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law, recognized by the N.C. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and the National Elder Law Foundation.  Questions?  mewhinka@wfu.edu

 

Fall 2012 Exam Information Available

Both the Fall 2012 Exam Schedule and Exam Policies are available.

It is imperative that you pay particular attention to the Exam Policies as a whole, especially the first three sections: “EXAM SCHEDULING”, “COMMENTS” and “EXAM MONITORING & RULES” for pertinent information regarding declaration of a hardship as well as exam procedures and conduct. 

Notes related to exams:

  • The following course sections  MAY NOT be hardshipped:  200-1 & 2, 207-1, 209-1 & 2, and 306-1.
  • Multiple room assignments for certain exams, e.g., 1301 ->1302, indicates that you should first report to room 1301 for administration of the exam, then proceed to room 1302 to take the exam.  In some cases, some students may remain in room 1301 while others move to room 1302.  The professor or monitor will give specific instructions regarding this matter at the appropriate time.
  • Your anonymous exam number is now available via the law school intranet.
  • Remember – Morning exams begin at 8:00 A.M.
  • Hardship petitions will be available during the week of November 14th.

Fall 2012 Registration

The registration materials for Fall 2012 are now available. Please review the material carefully and consult your academic advisor as a part of your planning process.

Rising 3L registration

Monday, April 2, 8:30 a.m. – Tuesday, April 3, 12:00 midnight

Rising 2L registration

Thursday, April 5, 8:30 a.m. – Friday, April 6, 12:00 midnight

DROP/ADD

Monday, April 16 – Friday, August 31, 2012, 12:00 midnight

Check Registration HOLDS!

In preparation for the upcoming fall 2012 registration, you must check your account via WIN -> Virtual Campus -> Class Registration and Schedule -> Check Your Holds & Registration Status to see if there is a HOLD on your account.

If a HOLD exists, the system will NOT allow you to register!

WE CANNOT HELP YOU! You must contact Finance and Accounting Services at: http://www.wfu.edu/fas/contact.html immediately and make your payment NOW so the HOLD may be removed in time for registration.

Take heed! This is the only warning you will receive!

Registration for Fall 2011

The registration materials for Fall 2011 are now available.  Please review the material carefully and consult your academic advisor as a part of your planning process. Continue reading »

Check for Registration HOLDS

In preparation for the upcoming fall 2011 registration, you must check your account via WIN -> Virtual Campus -> Class Registration and Schedule -> Check Your Holds & Registration Status to see if there is a HOLD on your account.

If a HOLD exists, the system will NOT allow you to register!

WE CANNOT HELP YOU!  You must contact Finance and Accounting Services at:   http://www.wfu.edu/fas/contact.html immediately and make your payment NOW so the HOLD may be removed in time for registration.

Take heed!  This is the only warning you will receive!