Summer 2023 Quick Guide

Summer 2023 Schedule of Classes (with classroom assignments and exam information) - click here

Initial Reading Assignments for Summer 2023click here.

Course Descriptions

Academic Calendar for 2022-2023 (including Summer 2023 term).

Notice to First-Year Students. Current first-year students are permitted to take Summer 2023 courses if they wish to do so and if they satisfy any prerequisites indicated in the schedule of classes. You may want to review the “Where Do We Go From Here?” document prior to Summer registration.

Add/Drop Period. The Summer add/drop period opened on Friday, April 28, and will continue through Tuesday, May 30, at 9:00 pm.

Applications for Graduation. If you will be graduating at the end of the Summer 2023 term, please complete this form no later than Tuesday, May 30.

Pass/Fail Elections and Limitations. Pass/fail elections for the Summer term must be made online no later than Tuesday, May 30, by logging into Web for Students and completing the "Take Class Pass/Fail" form. The Registrar's Office will review your request and inform you if there is any problem with your request.

Although there is no overall limit on pass/fail credits, there are two types of limits to the pass/fail credits you can take:

Pass/fail election: Students may elect up to 6 credits pass/fail during their entire time at Chicago-Kent. This pass/fail election applies to upper-level elective courses that normally are letter-graded; classes that are only offered pass/fail do not count toward this 6-credit limit. The following classes may not be elected pass/fail: (1) required courses, including Professional Responsibility; (2) seminars, whether or not being taken to fulfill the graduation seminar requirement; (3) courses that have been designated by instructors as ineligible for the pass/fail election (these courses are indicated on each semester’s schedule of classes); (4) courses that are graded only on a pass/fail basis (as noted above), such as clinical courses, Moot Court, and Law Review; (5) Financial Services LL.M. courses; (6) Trial Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy courses; and (7) courses taken to fulfill the requirements of any certificate program. Fall pass/fail registration will open shortly before the start of the Fall semester. A student taking a course on a pass/fail basis must earn at least a C to receive a P (Pass). If you pass the course but fail to earn at least a C, you will receive a grade of LP (Low Pass).

Clinic limitation: You may take no more than 24 credit hours toward graduation for clinical courses and externships combined. (Students in the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (LADR) and the Criminal Litigation Program are exempt from this limitation.)

Credit Hour Limits. With the exceptions noted just below, students may take a maximum of 6 credit hours in the Summer term; there is no minimum. Exceptions: Students who take Business Organizations, or who take a 4- credit Clinic or Externship course, may take a total of 7 credits. Students who take both Business Organizations and a 4-credit Clinic or Externship course may take a total of 8 credits. Any student taking more than 6 credits should contact Dean Sowle ( so that your maximum credit limit can be adjusted in the registration system.

Course Fee. A course fee of $350, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged to full-time students for regular classroom courses taken during the Summer term, including any courses taken through our consortium programs with DePaul, Loyola, and UIC, and including classes taken through other ABA-accredited schools. Exceptions: (1) The fee does not apply  to part-time students (for any course); (2) the fee does not apply (for any student) to clinical courses, externships, or Independent Research credits pursued at Chicago-Kent; and (3) the fee does not apply (for any student) to courses taken through Chicago-Kent exchange programs with universities abroad. If you qualify for financial aid loans, those can be used to cover the cost of the fee; scholarships, however, cannot be used to cover the cost of the fee. Note to part-time students: You may see the course fee on your account if you take a regular classroom course; a credit equal to the fee will be applied to offset the charge at the end of the Summer add/drop period.

Consortium Program. Chicago-Kent has a consortium arrangement with certain other area law schools under which students can take designated courses at the other schools. Under the consortium arrangement, students pay tuition to their home school, and grades transfer back to the home school (not just the credits) and are counted in student GPAs. See below for Summer 2023 offerings. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in taking a class through the consortium. Requests for available spaces will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: Consortium courses may count toward a Chicago-Kent certificate program only with permission of Dean Sowle and the director of the relevant certificate program. 

DePaul course list

Loyola University Chicago course list

UIC course list