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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

Fall Term 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 12FridayLaw Hooding Ceremony
May 15MondayUniversity Commencement Ceremony

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 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 12FridayLaw Hooding Ceremony
May 15MondayUniversity Commencement Ceremony