Class Bidding allows students to request clinics, seminars, practice simulations, and upper class courses. This is a pre-enrollment process that gives students the best opportunity to get the classes that they wish to take most.
Bidding for clinics takes place first, followed by bidding for seminars, practice simulations, and upper class courses. Students enter their class bids over the course of a few days and, after short processing periods, their results are available. The Office of Student Records then uploads class assignments to Wolverine Access (i.e., enrollment), and the Wolverine Access Drop/Add period begins for students who wish to alter their schedules.
Class Bidding re-opens on the first day of classes to accept mini-seminar bids. Mini-seminar offerings and special registration instructions are announced at that time.
All times referenced are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Does taking a first-year clinic count as the "one clinic" that you are guaranteed before you graduate (if you apply each eligible term)? No. Taking a first-year clinic does not affect how the guarantee applies to you, and it does not affect your application in the clinic bidding process.
What is an "eligible term"? To qualify for the guarantee, a student must apply for a clinic each semester of their second and third years, until receiving admission into a clinic.
What if I don't apply each eligible term, but I want to take a clinic? Apply the next registration period. While the guarantee only applies to students applying each eligible term, the Law School will strive to give every student a clinic who applies for one. As a general rule, apply early and often.
Will I get my top-choice clinic? The Law School's clinic guarantee does not guarantee that you will get into your top-choice clinic; however, we will seek to accommodate a student's clinic preferences.
Do I need to submit supplemental materials at the time I bid on a clinic? Yes, after you submit your clinic bids, you will be prompted to submit supplemental materials.
What is a "prof pick" class?
The professor of a "prof pick" class has some say in who is enrolled. During Class Bidding, submission of supplemental materials (e.g., resume, statement of interest) by a specific deadline is typically required in order for a student to be considered for a "prof pick" class. During the Wolverine Access Drop/Add period, admission to a "prof pick" class is by permission of the professor and NOT according to waitlist order.
Can I participate in Class Bidding if I have a financial hold on my student account?Yes. Students with a financial hold can participate in Class Bidding. However, the Office of Student Records is unable to enroll students in their assigned classes when a financial hold is present. Students should resolve any financial holds by the last day of classes for the current term or risk forfeiting their seats reserved through Class Bidding for the upcoming term.
If I submit my class bids at 8:00 AM, will I have an advantage?No. During an open Class Bidding period, we are only collecting bids. The bids are processed after the Class Bidding deadline.
Who do I contact if I have questions about Class Bidding?