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Academic Calendar

Updated 28 April 2023

Juris Doctorate Program 

 Fall 2023
Event Date
First-Year Orientation Wednesday - Friday, August 9-11 & Monday, August 14
First Day of Class (Monday Class Schedule) Wednesday, August 16
Last Day of Drop-Add Wednesday, August 23
Labor Day Holiday (No classes) Monday, September 4
Fall Break (no classes) Thursday - Sunday, October 19-22
Last day for Regular Class Schedule Friday, November 17
Make-up Day for Classes Monday, November 20
Reading Day Tuesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Recess (No classes) Wednesday–Sunday, November 22-26
Final Examinations Monday–Friday, November 27 - December 8
Law School Hooding Saturday, December 9
Make-up Exam Day Monday, December 11
University Commencement Monday, December 18
Spring 2024
Event Date
First Day of Class  Monday, January 8
Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday (No classes)  Monday, January 15
Last Day of Drop-Add  Tuesday, January 16
Spring Break (No Classes) Saturday-Sunday, March 2-10
Last Day for Regular Class Schedule  Monday, April 15
Reading Day  Tuesday, April 16
Final Examinations  Wednesday-Tuesday, April 17-30
Make-up Exam Day Wednesday, May 1
Law School Hooding and Commencement Friday, May 3
May and Summer Terms 2024
Event Date
London Maymester Begins Sunday, May 5
May Term Begins Monday, May 6
May Term (Including London) Ends Thursday, May 23
Memorial Day (No Classes) Monday, May 27
First Day of Summer Term  Tuesday, May 28
Last Day of Drop-Add  TBD
Independence Day (No Classes) Thursday, July 4
Last Day of Classes TBD
Final Examinations TBD
Fall Term 2022
Event Date
First-Year Orientation Wednesday - Friday, August 10-12 & Monday, August 15
First Day of Class (Tuesday classes meet) Wednesday, August 17
Last Day of Drop-Add Wednesday, August 24
Labor Day Holiday (No classes) Monday, September 5
Fall Break (no classes) Thursday - Sunday, October 13-16
Election Day (no classes) Tuesday, November 8
Last day for Regular Class Schedule Monday, November 21
Make-up Day for Classes Tuesday, November 22
Thanksgiving Recess (No classes) Wednesday–Sunday, November 23-27
Reading Day Monday, November 28
Final Examinations Tuesday–Friday, November 29 - December 9
Law School Hooding Saturday, December 10
Make-up Exam Day Monday, December 12
University Commencement Monday, December 12
 
Spring Term 2023
Event Date
First Day of Class (Monday Classes meet) Wednesday, January 4
Last Day of Drop-Add  Wednesday, January 11
Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday (No classes)  Monday, January 16
Spring Break (No Classes) Saturday-Sunday, March 4-12
Last Day for Regular Class Schedule  Wednesday, April 12
Make-up Day for Classes  Thursday, April 13
Reading Day  Friday, April 14
Final Examinations  Monday–Friday, April17-28
Make-up Exam Day Monday, May 1
Law School Hooding and Commencement  Friday, May 5
May and Summer Terms 2023
Event Date
London Maymester Begins Sunday, May 7
May Term Begins Monday, May 8
May Term Ends Thursday, May 25
Memorial Day (No Classes) Monday, May 29
First Day of Summer Term  Tuesday, May 30
Last Day of Drop-Add  TBD
Independence Day (No Classes) Tuesday, July 4
Last Day of Classes TBD
Final Examinations TBD
Fall Term 2021
Event Date
First-Year Orientation Wednesday–Friday, August 11–13;
Monday, August 16
First Day of Class (Monday classes meet) Wednesday, August 18
Last Day of Drop-Add Wednesday, August 25
Labor Day Holiday (No classes) Monday, September 6
Fall Break (no classes) Thursday - Friday, October 7-8
Last day for Regular Class Schedule Friday, November 19
Make-up Day for Classes Monday, November 22
Reading Day Tuesday, November 23
Thanksgiving Recess (No classes) Wednesday–Sunday, November 24-28
Final Examinations Monday–Friday, November 29 - December 10
Law School Hooding Saturday, December 11
Make-up Exam Day Monday, December 13
University Commencement Monday, December 13

 

Spring Term 2022 
Event Date
First Day of Class (Monday Classes meet) Wednesday, January 5
Last Day of Drop-Add  Wednesday, January 12
Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday (No classes)  Monday, January 17
Spring Break (No Classes) Saturday-Sunday, March 5-13
Last Day for Regular Class Schedule  Wednesday, April 13
Make-up Day for Classes  Thursday, April 14
Reading Day  Friday, April 15
Final Examinations  Monday–Friday, April 18-29
Make-up Exam Day Monday, May 2
Law School Hooding and Commencement  Friday, May 6
 
May and Summer Terms 2022 
Event Date
London Maymester Begins Sunday, May 8
May Term Begins Monday, May 9
May Term Ends Thursday, May 26
Memorial Day (No Classes) Monday, May 30
First Day of Summer Term  Tuesday, May 31
Last Day of Drop-Add  Friday, June 3
Independence Day (No Classes) Monday, July 4
Last Day of Classes Friday, July 15
Final Examinations Tuesday-Friday, July 19-22
Fall Term 2020
Event Date
First-Year Orientation Monday-Wednesday, August 17–19
First Day of Class (Monday classes meet) Thursday, August 20
Second Day of Class (Tuesday classes meet) Friday, August 21
Last Day of Drop-Add Friday, August 28
Labor Day Holiday (No classes) Monday, September 7
Election Day (No classes) Tuesday, November 3
Last day for Regular Class Schedule Friday, November 20
Make-up Day for Classes Monday, November 23
Reading Day Tuesday, November 24
Thanksgiving Recess (No classes) Wednesday–Sunday, November 25–29
Final Examinations Monday–Friday, November 30 - December 11
Law School Hooding Saturday, December 12
Make-up Exam Day Monday, December 14
University Commencement Monday, December 14
Spring Term 2021
Event Date
First Day of Class  Thursday, January 7
Last Day of Drop-Add  Wednesday, January 13
Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday (No classes)  Monday, January 18
Wellness Holiday (No classes) Thursday, February 4
Wellness Holiday (No Classes) Tuesday, February 23
Wellness Holiday (No Classes) Friday, March 12
Wellness Holiday (No Classes) Wednesday, March 31
Last Day for Regular Class Schedule  Wednesday, April 14
Make-up Day for Classes  Thursday, April 15
Reading Day  Friday, April 16 
Final Examinations  Monday–Friday, April 19-30
Make-up Exam Day Monday, May 3
Law School Hooding and Commencement  Friday, May 7
Summer 2021
   
Maymester Begins Monday, May 10
Last day for Maymester Classes Thursday, May 27
Summer Classes begin Tuesday June 1
Last day to drop/add summer courses Friday, June 4
July 4 Holiday (No Classes) Monday, July 5
Last Day for Summer Courses Friday, July 16
Reading Day  Monday, July 19
Summer Exams begin Tuesday, July 20
Summer Exams End Monday, July 26

Graduate Programs 

Fall 2023
   
First Day of Course I Sunday, August 20
Last Day of Course I Sunday, October 15
First Day of Course II Monday, October 23
Last day of Course II Monday, December 18
Spring 2024
   
First Day of Course I Sunday, January 7
Last Day of Course I Sunday, February 25
First Day of Course II Monday, March 11
Last day of Course II Sunday, April 28
Summer 2024
   
First Day of Course I Monday, May 6
Last Day of Course I Sunday, June 16
First Day of Course II Monday, June 24
Last day of Course II Sunday, August 4

 


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