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

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 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
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)

 

2023-24 Academic Calendar (tentative)

Fall 2023
Mandatory Orientation for LL.M. Students To be announced
Mandatory Orientation for 1L and Exchange Students Monday, August 21 - Tuesday, August 22
First-Year Classes Begin Wednesday, August 23
Upper-Level Classes Begin Tuesday, August 29
Add/Drop Period Ends Tuesday, September 5 (4 p.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 2-21, 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 (4 p.m.)
Spring Break Saturday, March 2 - Sunday, March 10
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.)
Final Exercises/Graduation Sunday, May 19 (University & Law School Ceremonies)