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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

Spring Term 2022 Updated on March 1, 2022
January 12WednesdayClasses Begin

JD, LLM, SJD
Follow Monday class schedule on January 12

January 17MondayMLK Holiday

No Classes

January 19WednesdayLast Day to Add/Drop Courses
February 21 - March 4Monday - FridayMidterm Exams
March 7 - 11Monday - FridaySpring Break

No Classes

March 21MondaySummer Registration Begins
April 27WednesdayClasses End
April 28ThursdayReading Days/Make-up Class Day
April 29FridayReading Days
May 2MondayExams Begin
May 12ThursdayExams End
May 15SundayHooding
May 16MondayCommencement

Future Academic Year(s)

Summer Term 2022
May 23MondayClasses Begin

Full Summer Term and Summer Session 1

May 29SundayLast Day to Add/Drop Summer Courses
June 6 - 10Monday - FridayFall Registration Begins
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

Fall Term 2022 Updated on March 29, 2022
August 8 - 19Monday - FridayLLM Orientation
August 15 - 19Monday - Friday1L JD Foundations Week
August 22MondayClasses Begin

JD upper-level, LLM, and SJD

August 28SundayLast Day to Add/Drop Courses
September 4SundayLast Day to Change Pass/Fail Grade Mode
September 5MondayLabor Day

Classes meet; Offices closed for staff holiday

October 13 - 14Thursday - FridayFall Break

No classes

November 21MondayClasses follow THURSDAY schedule
November 22TuesdayClasses follow FRIDAY schedule
November 23 - 25Wednesday - FridayThanksgiving Holiday

Offices closed on Thursday and Friday

December 2FridayClasses End

JD, LLM, and SJD

December 5MondayReading Day

Self-scheduled exams may begin

December 6TuesdayScheduled Exams Begin
December 15ThursdayAll Exams End
December 16 - January 8Friday - SundayWinter Recess
Spring Term 2023
January 9MondayClasses Begin

JD, LLM, SJD

January 15SundayLast Day to Add/Drop Courses
January 16MondayMLK Holiday

No classes

January 22SundayLast Day to Change Pass/Fail Grade Mode
March 6 - 10Monday - FridaySpring Break

No classes

April 24MondayClasses End
April 25TuesdayReading Day
April 26WednesdayReading Day

Self-scheduled exams may begin

April 27ThursdayScheduled Exams Begin
May 8MondayAll Exams End
May 14SundayHooding
May 15MondayCommencement

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

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 Updated on January 6, 2022
May 16MondayMSL New Student Orientation

Opens by 5:00 pm EST

May 23MondayClasses Begin

MSL

August 7SundayClasses End

MSL

August 19FridayFinal Grades Due
Fall Term 2022
August 15MondayMSL New Student Orientation

Opens by 5:00 pm EST

August 22MondayClasses Begin

MSL

November 27SundayClasses End

MSL

December 9FridayFinal Grades Due
Spring Term 2023
January 2MondayMSL New Student Orientation

Opens by 5:00 pm EST

January 9MondayClasses Begin

MSL

April 16SundayClasses End

MSL

April 28FridayFinal Grades Due
May 14SundayHooding
May 15MondayCommencement