Law School Academic Calendars

Law School Academic Calendars


2018-19 Academic Calendar

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Fall 2018
On-Grounds Interviews (2L and 3L students) Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10
Orientation for LL.M. and Transfer Students Monday, August 13 - Thursday, August 16
Orientation for First-Year and Exchange Students Monday, August 20 - Tuesday, August 21
First-Year Classes Begin Wednesday, August 22
Upper-Level Classes Begin Wednesday, August 29
Add/Drop Period Ends Wednesday, September 5 (4 p.m.)
Fall Break Monday, October 8 - Wednesday, October 10
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23
Classes End Wednesday, December 5
Reading Period Thursday, December 6 - Friday, December 7
Exam Period Saturday, December 8 - Thursday, December 20 (See Final Exam Schedule issued in August for details.)
January Term 2019
J-term courses offered January 2-18. Most courses to be offered during the week of January 14-18.
Spring 2019
Classes Begin Monday, January 21
Add/Drop Period Ends Monday, January 28 (4 p.m.)
Spring Break Sunday, March 10 - Friday, March 15
Classes End Friday, April 26
Reading Period Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28
Exam Period Monday, April 29 - Friday, May 10 (See Final Exam Schedule issued in January for details.)
Commencement/Graduation Sunday, May 19

 

2019-20 Academic Calendar

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Fall 2019
On-Grounds Interviews (2L and 3L students) Sunday, August 4 - Friday, August 9
Orientation for LL.M. and Transfer Students TBA
Optional Orientation for 1L Students Friday, August 16
Mandatory Orientation for 1L and Exchange Students Monday, August 19 - Tuesday, August 20
First-Year Classes Begin Wednesday, August 21
Upper-Level Classes Begin Wednesday, August 28
Add/Drop Period Ends Wednesday, September 4 (4 p.m.)
Fall Break Monday, October 14 - Wednesday, October 16
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29
Classes End Wednesday, December 4
Reading Period Thursday, December 5 - Friday, December 6
Exam Period Saturday, December 7 - Thursday, December 19 (See Final Exam Schedule for details.)
January Term 2020
J-term courses offered January 2-18. Most courses to be offered during the week of January 13-17.
Spring 2020
Classes Begin Monday, January 20
Add/Drop Period Ends Monday, January 27 (4 p.m.)
Spring Break Sunday, March 8 - Friday, March 13
Classes End Friday, April 24
Reading Period Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, April 26
Exam Period Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 8 (See Final Exam Schedule for details.)
Commencement/Graduation Sunday, May 17 (University & Law School Ceremonies)

 

2020-21 Academic Calendar

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Fall 2020
On-Grounds Interviews (OGI) (2L and 3L students) TBA
Orientation for LL.M. and Transfer Students TBA
Optional Orientation for 1L Students Friday, August 14
Mandatory Orientation for 1L and Exchange Students Monday, August 17 - Tuesday, August 18
First-Year Classes Begin Wednesday, August 19
Upper-Level Classes Begin Wednesday, August 26
Add/Drop Period Ends Wednesday, September 2 (4 p.m.)
Fall Break Monday, October 12 - Wednesday, October 14
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27
Classes End Wednesday, December 2
Reading Period Thursday, December 3 - Friday, December 4
Exam Period Saturday, December 5 - Thursday, December 17 (See Final Exam Schedule for details.)
January Term 2021
J-term courses offered January 4-23. Most courses to be offered during the week of January 18-22.
Spring 2021
Classes Begin Monday, January 25
Add/Drop Period Ends Monday, February 1 (4 p.m.)
Spring Break Sunday, March 7 - Friday, March 12
Classes End Friday, April 30
Reading Period Saturday, May 1 - Sunday, May 1
Exam Period Monday, May 3 - Friday, May 14 (See Final Exam Schedule.)
Commencement/Graduation Sunday, May 23 (University & Law School Ceremonies)