Academic Calendar

Below, please find the academic calendar for the residential programs (JD, LLM, SJD). There is a separate academic calendar for the online MSL degree and certificate programs.

Current Academic Year

Fall Term 2021
August 2MondayLLM Orientation Begins
August 9MondayJD 1L Foundations Week Begins
August 16MondayClasses Begin

JD Upper-Level, LLM, and SJD

August 22SundayLast Day to Add/Drop Courses
August 29SundayLast Day to Change Pass/Fail Grade Mode
September 6MondayLabor Day

Classes Meet; Offices Closed

September 15WednesdayStudent Town Hall #1
September 27 - October 8Monday - FridayMidterm Exams
October 11 - 12Monday - TuesdayFall Break

No Classes

November 3WednesdayStudent Town Hall #2

Rescheduled from October 20

November 23TuesdayClasses End

JD, LLM, and SJD

November 24 - 26Wednesday - FridayThanksgiving Holiday

Offices Closed on Thursday and Friday

November 29 - 30Monday - TuesdayReading Days
December 1WednesdayExams Begin
December 15WednesdayExams End
December 16 - January 12Thursday - WednesdayWinter Recess
January 3MondayFinal Grades Due
Spring Term 2022
January 12WednesdayClasses Begin

JD, LLM, SJD
Follow Monday Class Schedule on January 12;
Thursday Class Schedule on January 13,
and Friday Class Schedule on January 14

January 17MondayMLK Holiday

No Classes

February 21 - March 4Monday - FridayMidterm Exams
March 7 - 11Monday - FridaySpring Break

No Classes

April 27WednesdayClasses End
April 28 - 29Thursday - FridayReading Days
May 2MondayExams Begin
May 12ThursdayExams End
May 15SundayHooding
May 16MondayCommencement
May 26ThursdayFinal Grades Due

Future Academic Year(s)

Summer Term 2022
May 23MondayClasses Begin

Full Summer Term and Summer Session 1

June 20MondayJuneteenth Holiday

No classes and offices are closed

June 23ThursdayClasses End

Summer Session 1

June 30ThursdayClasses Begin

Summer Session 2

July 4MondayIndependence Day Holiday

No classes and offices are closed

August 2TuesdayClasses End

Full Summer Term and Summer Session 2

Below, please find the academic calendar for the online programs (MSL Degree and Certificates). There is a separate academic calendar for the residential degree programs (JD, LLM, SJD).

Current Academic Year

Fall Term 2021
August 9MondayMSL New Student Orientation

Opens by 5:00 pm EST

August 16MondayClasses Begin

MSL

November 22MondayClasses End

MSL

December 13MondayFinal Grades Due
Spring Term 2022 Updated on October 18, 2021
January 5WednesdayMSL New Student Orientation

Opens by 5:00 pm EST

January 12WednesdayClasses Begin

MSL

April 19TuesdayClasses End

MSL

May 6FridayFinal Grades Due
May 15SundayHooding
May 16MondayCommencement

Future Academic Year(s)

Summer Term 2022
May 10TuesdayMSL New Student Orientation

Opens by 5:00 pm EST

May 17TuesdayClasses Begin

MSL

August 5FridayClasses End

MSL

August 15MondayFinal Grades Due