Instructions to confirm progress in CRS Specialization

Second Year Deadline:  December 31st

Second year students are required to submit a course planning form before the end of the Fall semester indicating progress in the Specialization.  This form will only be accepted by email to crs@law.ucla.edu and should be submitted after you have enrolled in classes for the Spring semester and before December 31st.

It is important that you plan your schedule with some anticipation of your plans over the last two years at UCLA School of Law.  The core courses are required and cannot be replaced by any other course under any circumstances.

In limited instances, you may be able to petition for an unlisted course to meet one of our other requirements.  If you anticipate any changes that may impact your course selection, you should set an appointment time with the CRS Program Director as soon as possible.

CRS professors often consider whether students have officially elected the CRS Specialization and are making progress towards certification in selecting students for CRS seminars or for research assitantships.  Timely submission of your materials will ensure that we can provide accurate information about your progress in the Specialization.

Third Year Deadline:  December 31st

Third year students are required to submit a final course planning form before the end of the Fall semester to indicate your candidacy for certification on all graduation-related materials.

You must also submit a PDF copy of the final 35 page paper that you wrote to fulfill the CRS writing requirement.  (If you are writing the paper in your last semester, you should indicate the course and faculty supervisor on the course planning sheet and submit the paper once it is completed).

These documents will only be accepted by email to crs@law.ucla.edu and should be submitted after you have enrolled in classes for the Spring semester and before December 31st.

All third year students eligible for CRS certification will be listed as candidates for a JD with a specialization in CRS on the graduation program.  At the end of the Spring semester, we will confirm that you completed the coursework listed on the course planning sheet and that you have submitted the final PDF copy of your CRS paper.  The Records office will then ensure that the CRS Specialization is listed on your final transcript and on your diploma.

Timely submission of your materials will ensure that we can provide accurate information about your progress in the Specialization.