Academic Calendar

Fall Term 2014

Mon-Thu, August 11-14              On-Campus Interviewing (Upper Level JD Students)
Fri-Tue, August 15-26                 Professional Development & Callback Days
(Upper Level JD Students)
Mon-Fri, August 18–22               Orientation International LLM Students
Tues-Fri, August 19-22               LEAD WEEK / Orientation 1L Students
Wednesday August 20               LARW begins for 1Ls   
Wed-Fri, August 20–22              Orientation (Law & Entrepreneurship LLM Students)
Monday, August 25       First Day of regular 1L classes  
Wednesday, August 27              Upper-Level Classes Begin
Monday, September 1, Labor Day  All classes meet.
Friday, September 5                  Clinic Intensive Training
Sat-Sun, Sept. 13–14                 Guantanamo Clinic Standdown
Mon-Fri, October 13-17, Fall Break    No Classes. 1L Writing Week.
Wed-Fri, November 26–28  Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, December 3   First-Year Classes End
Thur-Sun, December 4–7   First Year Reading Period
Monday, December 8                First Year Examination Period Begins
Friday, December 5       Upper-Level Classes End
Sat-Tue, December 6–9             Upper-Level Reading Period
Wednesday, December 10 Upper Level Examination Period Begins
Friday, December 19                 Examination Period Ends

Wintersession Term 2015

Saturday, January 3                   First Day of Class
Wednesday, January 7              Last Day of Class

Spring Term 2015

Monday, January 5 LARW Writing Classes Resume
Thursday, January 8      First Day of Class
Thurs-Sun, January 15–18  Intensive Trial Practice Weekend
Monday, January 19                  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)
Make-up class on Thursday, April 16
Friday, January 23 Duke Law Clinics Intensive Training
January 24–25 Guantanamo Clinic Standdown
Mon-Fri, Mar 9–13 Spring Break (No Classes)
Thurs, April 16                           Last Day of Class
Monday classes meet on this day.
Friday, April 17– Friday, May 1   Reading and Examination Period
Sat, May 9  Law School Hooding Ceremony
Sunday, May 10    University Commencement