Law School Academic Calendars

Law School Academic Calendars

 

2022-23 Academic Calendar

Fall 2022
Mandatory Orientation for New LL.M., S.J.D. and Exchange Students Monday, August 15 - Friday, August 19
Optional - PILA Day of Service & Get Together at the Park Sunday, August 21
Mandatory Orientation for 1L Students Monday, August 22 - Tuesday, August 23
First-Year Classes Begin Wednesday, August 24
Upper-Level Classes Begin Tuesday, August 30
Add/Drop Period Ends Tuesday, September 6 (4 p.m.)
Fall Break Monday, October 10 - Wednesday, October 12
Election Day Holiday (no classes) Tuesday, November 8
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25
Last Day of Regularly Scheduled Classes Wednesday, December 7
1L Tuesday Classes Meet (Election Day make-up) Thursday, December 8
Exam Period Saturday, December 10 - Thursday, December 22 (See Final Exam Schedule for details.)
January Term 2023
The Law School’s January term extends from January 2-21, 2023.  J-term Abroad courses, J-term Externships, and the Trial Advocacy College occur during this period, while the remaining J-term courses occur from January 17-20, 2023. No J-term classes will be held on the MLK Day holiday, January 16, 2023.
Spring 2023
Classes Begin Monday, January 23
Add/Drop Period Ends Monday, January 30 (4 p.m.)
Spring Break Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, March 12
Classes End Friday, April 28
Exam Period Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 12 (See Final Exam Schedule.)
Final Exercises/Graduation Sunday, May 21 (University & Law School Ceremonies)

 

2023-24 Academic Calendar

Fall 2023
Mandatory Orientation for LL.M. Students To be announced
Mandatory Orientation for 1L and Exchange Students Thursday, August 17 - Friday August 18 and Monday, August 21 (Optional Activities Saturday, August 19)
First-Year Classes Begin Wednesday, August 23
Upper-Level Classes Begin Tuesday, August 29
Add/Drop Period Ends Tuesday, September 5 (9 a.m.)
Fall Break Monday, October 9 - Wednesday, October 11
Election Day Holiday (no classes) Tuesday, November 7
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24
Last Day of Regularly Scheduled Classes Wednesday, December 6
1L Tuesday Classes Meet (Election Day make-up) Thursday, December 7
Exam Period Saturday, December 9 - Thursday, December 21 (See Final Exam Schedule for details.)
January Term 2024
The Law School’s January term extends from January 2-20, 2024.  J-term Abroad courses, J-term Externships, and the Trial Advocacy College occur during this period, while the remaining J-term courses occur from January 16-19, 2024. No J-term classes will be held on the MLK Day holiday, January 15, 2024.
Spring 2024
Classes Begin Monday, January 22
Add/Drop Period Ends Monday, January 29 (9 a.m.)
Spring Break Saturday, March 2 - Sunday, March 10
Classes End Friday, April 26
Exam Period Monday, April 29 - Friday, May 10 (See Final Exam Schedule.)
Final Exercises/Graduation Sunday, May 19 (University & Law School Ceremonies)

 

2024-25 Academic Calendar (Tentative)

Fall 2024
Mandatory Orientation for LL.M. Students To be announced
Mandatory Orientation for 1L and Exchange Students To be announced
First-Year Classes Begin Wednesday, August 21
Upper-Level Classes Begin Tuesday, August 27
Add/Drop Period Ends Tuesday, September 3 (4 p.m.)
Fall Break Monday, October 14 - Wednesday, October 16
Election Day Holiday (no classes) Tuesday, November 5
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29
Last Day of Regularly Scheduled Classes Wednesday, December 4
1L Tuesday Classes Meet (Election Day make-up) Thursday, December 5
Exam Period Saturday, December 7 - Thursday, December 19 (Details TBA on LawWeb)
January Term 2025
The Law School's January term extends from January 2-18, 2025. J-term Abroad courses, J-term Externships, and the Trial Advocacy College occur during this period, while remaining J-term courses occur from January 13-17, 2025.
Spring 2025
Classes Begin Monday, January 20
MLK Day Holiday (no classes) Monday, January 20
Add/Drop Period Ends Tuesday, January 28 (9 a.m.)
Spring Break Saturday, March 8 - Sunday March 16
Classes End Friday, April 25
Exam Period Monday, April 28 - Friday, May 9 (Details TBA on LawWeb)
Final Exercises/Graduation Sunday, May 18 (University & Law School Ceremonies)