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.

Any changes due to public health safety and University rules will be announced as soon as possible.

Current Academic Year

Spring Term 2021 Updated on October 12, 2020
January 6WednesdayEarly Classes Begin
January 13WednesdayLLM Orientation Begins
January 18MondayMLK Holiday
January 19TuesdayClasses Begin

JD, LLM, SJD

February 3WednesdayStudent Town Hall #1
February 16TuesdayReading Day (No Classes)
March 8 - 12Monday - FridayRespite Week
March 17WednesdayStudent Town Hall #2
March 24WednesdayReading Day (No Classes)
April 28WednesdayClasses End
April 29 - 30Thursday - FridayReading Days
May 3MondayExams Begin
May 13ThursdayExams End
May 17MondayCommencement
May 25TuesdayFinal Grades Due

Summer 2021 - Spring 2022

Summer Term 2021
May 20ThursdayClasses Begin

Full Summer Term & Summer Session 1

June 22TuesdayClasses End

Summer Session 1

July 1ThursdayClasses Begin

Summer Session 2

August 3TuesdayClasses End

Summer Session 2

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

JD Upper-Level, LLM, and SJD

September 6MondayLabor Day

Classes Meet; Offices Closed

October 11 - 12Monday - TuesdayFall Break

No Classes

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

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

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).

Any changes due to public health safety and University rules will be announced as soon as possible.

Current Academic Year

Spring Term 2021 Updated
January 13WednesdayMSL New Student Orientation

Opens by 5:00 pm EST

January 20WednesdayClasses Begin

MSL

April 28WednesdayClasses End

MSL

May 10MondayFinal Grades Due
May 17MondayCommencement

Summer 2021 - Spring 2022

Summer Term 2021
May 11TuesdayMSL New Student Orientation

Opens by 5:00 pm EST

May 18TuesdayClasses Begin

MSL

August 6FridayClasses End

MSL

August 16MondayFinal Grades Due
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
January 5WednesdayMSL New Student Orientation

Opens by 5:00 pm EST

January 12WednesdayClasses Begin

MSL

April 27WednesdayClasses End

MSL

May 6FridayFinal Grades Due
May 15SundayHooding
May 16MondayCommencement

Summer 2022 - Spring 2023

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