First-Year Electives

Spring 2017 First-Year Electives Registration Schedule & Information

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 3:30pm - 4:30pm in McDonough 201

Faculty Panel to discuss elective options (view recording)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by 5:00 pm

Online registration form available (students notified by email)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by 3:00 pm

Deadline to submit online registration form to the Office of the Registrar

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 by 6:00 pm

Registration results available on MyAccess

Friday, January 13 - Monday, January 23, 2017

Students may request to change elective course on a space-available basis by emailing

First-Year Electives Registration Form

If you have trouble accessing this form, you should contact the Office of the Registrar at 202-662-9220 or

You will be able to make changes to your submission through the deadline (3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 16, 2016).  You will not be able to change your registration requests after this deadline.  To make changes to your form before the deadline, simply submit an entirely new, completed form.

Please note that all registration requests submitted by this deadline will have equal priority for registration.  There is no advantage to submitting early.  Do not select the same course for all 4 preferences.

*Special Note for Global Law Scholars: GLS students must take an International Law course as their Spring first-year elective.  Please indicate on your registration form, your preference of course.  You will be enrolled in one of those offerings.

Registration results will be available in MyAccess ( by 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.  Students will receive an email notification from the Office of the Registrar that these results are available.

Spring 2017 First-Year Electives Course Schedule

Spring 2017 First-Year Electives Course Descriptions

First-Year Electives Panel Video 


Faculty Profiles

Faculty profiles can be viewed through the online curriculum guide, by searching for the Faculty's last name.

Spring 2017 First-Year Elective Faculty

William Buzbee
David Koplow
Eloise Pasachoff
Mitt Regan
Philomila Tsoukala
Timothy Westmoreland


Course Syllabi

European Law and Policy in Times of Crisis (LAWJ-1391-50, CRN 31250) - Professor Tsoukala (Spring 2017)

International Law I: Introduction to International Law - (LAWJ-235-50, CRN 10407) - Professor Koplow (Spring 2016)

International Law, National Security, and Human Rights (LAWJ-1323-50, CRN 29406) - Professor Regan (Spring 2017)

Lawmaking: Introduction to Statutory and Regulatory Interpretation (LAWJ-023-50, CRN 32453) - Professor Westmoreland (Spring 2016)

Legislation and Regulation (LAWJ-1326-50, CRN 32452) - Professor Buzbee (Spring 2016)

The Regulatory State (LAWJ-1035-50, CRN 21989) - Professor Pasachoff (Spring 2016)

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