Updated September 2011
Rutgers-Camden law students may, with advance permission of the Rutgers-Camden Committee on Academic Petitions, take upper-level courses at Temple Law School that are not available at Rutgers-Camden.
Under an agreement with Temple, you will pay the same tuition to Rutgers as if the course were being offered here. Under this arrangement, each course will appear on your Rutgers transcript and will count for law school credit here. As with all courses taken at other institutions, you must receive a “C” to get course credit, and the Temple grades will neither appear on your Rutgers transcript nor be averaged into your Rutgers GPA. Instead, the Temple courses are recorded on your Rutgers transcript on a Pass/Fail basis, with a C required to receive a “Pass.”
You may take up to three Temple courses during your law school career.
Many upper-level courses at Temple can be taken under this program. The program does not include required first-year courses, clinic courses, externship offerings, moot court programs, and simulation courses such as Trial Advocacy.
Cross-registration in a Temple limited enrollment course is permitted only if space is available after priority has been given to Temple students, and with the permission of the appropriate Temple official. Cross-registration under this program is not available during the summer. Instead, Rutgers students may take summer school courses at Temple pursuant to regular procedures and subject to regular fees. All of these provisions also apply to Temple students wishing to take courses at Rutgers-Camden.
Permission to cross register is obtained by filing a petition with the Committee on Academic Petitions. The Committee will grant permission to take a course only if it is not available at Rutgers-Camden. This means, at a minimum, that the course is not being offered at Rutgers-Camden during the same academic year. If you are a part-time evening student, the course may not be one that we will be offering during the evening. Petitions will be decided under Rule 14.5 by the Committee.
Information about Temple’s courses and exams, academic calendar, course schedules, and list of courses are available on Temple's website. Click the link for Academics to view course schedule, academic calendar, course descriptions, prerequisites and course numbers.
Temple does not publish examination schedules until around late October. Some courses, including all evening 3-credit courses, are then designated as having “scheduled exams” on particular days, while others have flexible examination scheduling at the student's option. If it turns out that your Temple course has a scheduled exam on the same day as one of your Rutgers examinations, Temple will permit you to take the Temple exam on another day. However, if your Temple course has a scheduled exam on the day before or after one of your Rutgers examinations, you will have to take both examinations back-to-back as scheduled. If you have any questions about the Temple examination schedule, please contact Ms. Barbara Bennett-Yates as set forth below.
Petition and Cross Registration procedures to be completed by student:
- Print out from the Temple website the course name, number, and description of a course you wish to take. Keep one copy for yourself; make another copy for submission to the Rutgers Committee on Academic Petitions.
- Ascertain the Temple course's availability (e.g. whether it is a simulation or limited enrollment course or other ineligible course) by contacting Barbara Bennett-Yates, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 215-204-1849. To respond to your questions, Ms. Bennett-Yates needs to know the Temple course and section numbers, i.e. the two separated three digit numbers that appear near the course titles in the list of courses.
- Obtain a cross-registration form from the Rutgers-Camden Law School home page. Fill out the form and submit it together with a copy of the Temple course description and e-mail it for action by the Committee on Academic Petitions. In your statement of why you want to register for the course, you should include a statement that it is not available to you at Rutgers-Camden and that it does not significantly overlap any course you have already taken; a statement that Temple has informed you that this course is eligible for cross-registration.
- In order to reduce administrative overload during the first week of classes, the Committee strongly requests that you submit your request for Temple cross registration by August 15 for the fall semester, and December 7 for the spring semester.
The Committee will act on the Petition within 2 days. In appropriate cases, the student will be invited to meet with the Committee. If the Committee approves your request, it will send notice of its approval to Temple and arrange for your cross-registration in the Rutgers system.
It is your responsibility to ascertain class and exam schedules, reading materials and assignments, and all other aspects of taking a course at Temple. You may contact Ms. Bennett-Yates for further information.