Law School Academic Calendars

Law School Academic Calendars

2021-22 Academic Calendar 

Fall 2021
On-Grounds Interviews (OGI) (2L and 3L students) Tuesday, July 27 - Friday, July 30 (virtual)
Orientation for LL.M. and Transfer Students To be announced
Mandatory Orientation for 1L and Exchange Students Monday, August 16 - Tuesday, August 17
First-Year Classes Begin Wednesday, August 18
Upper-Level Classes Begin Wednesday, August 25
Add/Drop Period Ends Wednesday, September 1 (4 p.m.)
Fall Break Monday, October 11 - Wednesday, October 13
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November 26
Classes End Wednesday, December 1
Reading Period Thursday, December 2 - Friday, December 3
Exam Period Saturday, December 4 - Thursday, December 16 (See Final Exam Schedule for details.)
January Term 2022
The Law School’s January term extends from January 3-23.  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 18-21.  No J-term classes will be held on the MLK Day holiday, January 172022.
Spring 2022
Classes Begin Monday, January 24
Add/Drop Period Ends Monday, January 31 (4 p.m.)
Spring Break Saturday, March 5 - Sunday, March 13
Classes End Friday, April 29
Reading Period Saturday, April 30 - Sunday, May 1
Exam Period Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 13 (See Final Exam Schedule.)
Final Exercises/Graduation Sunday, May 22 (University & Law School Ceremonies)


2022-23 Academic Calendar (Tentative)

Fall 2022
Mandatory Orientation for LL.M. Students To be announced
Optional Orientation for 1L Students Friday, August 19
Mandatory Orientation for 1L and Exchange Students Monday, August 22 - Tuesday, August 23
First-Year Classes Begin Wednesday, August 24
Upper-Level Classes Begin Wednesday, August 31
Add/Drop Period Ends Wednesday, September 7 (4 p.m.)
Fall Break Monday, October 10 - Wednesday, October 12
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25
Classes End Wednesday, December 7
Reading Period Thursday, December 8 - Friday, December 9
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 2022
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
Reading Period Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30
Exam Period Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 12 (See Final Exam Schedule.)
Final Exercises/Graduation Sunday, May 21 (University & Law School Ceremonies)