Academic Calendar

Summer Term 2018

JD/LLM-LE Summer Immersion (for 2L JD-LLM-LE students only)

May 14 - June 18

Durham, North Carolina

June 10-15

Silicon Valley, California

Master’s Program in Judicial Studies (for MJS students only)

Monday, May 21

First Day of Class

Friday, June 15

Last Day of Class

Summer Institute in Transnational Law

Sunday, June 17


Monday, June 18

First Day of Class, Term I

Friday, June 29

Last Day of Class, Term I

Monday July 2

First Day of Class, Term II

Friday, July 13

Last Day of Class, Term II

Sun--Tue, July 15-17

Reading and Examination Period

Summer Institute on Law, Language & Culture (for International LLM students only)

Friday, July 13


Monday, July 16

First Day of Class

Wednesday, August 8

Last Day of Class

Fall Term 2018

Career Development (Upper Level JD Students)

July 30-Aug 2 Monday-Thursday On-Campus Interviewing
August 3-21 Friday-Tuesday Professional Development & Callback Days

LEAD Week / Orientation (incoming students)

August 13–17 Monday-Friday International LLM Students
August 14-17 Tuesday-Friday 1L JD Students
August 15 Wednesday LARW classes begin (1L JD Students)
August 16-17 Thursday-Friday Legal Writing classes begin (Intl LLM Students)
August 20 Monday Law & Entrepreneurship LLM Students

Regular Semester

August 20 Monday 1L Classes begin
August 22 Wednesday Upper-Level Classes begin
August 30 Thursday Drop-Add period ends at midnight
September 3 Monday Labor Day -- NO CLASSES
September 7 Friday Clinic Intensive Training
September 21 Friday **Designated Class Make-up Day
October 5, after 2:00 PM    Friday 1L Foundations of Law Exam
October 8-12 Monday-Friday Fall Break -- No Classes 1L LARW Writing Week
October 17 Wednesday End of 7th week of class
October 19 Friday 1L Mid-Term Exams
November 9 Friday **Designated Class Make-up Day
November 21-23 Wednesday-Friday Thanksgiving Break
November 29 Thursday Last Day of 1L Classes
November 30 Friday First Year Reading Period begins
December 3 Monday Upper-Level Classes End
December 4 Tuesday Upper-Level reading period begins
December 5 Wednesday First Year Examination Period Begins
December 6 Thursday Upper Level Examination Period Begins
December 17 Monday Examination Period Ends

Wintersession Term 2019

Saturday-Wednesday, January 5-9, 2019

Spring Term 2019

January 9 Wednesday LARW Writing Classes Resume
January 10 Thursday First Day of Classes
January 11            Friday

**Designated Class Make-Up day

January 17-20 Thursday-Sunday Intensive Trial Practice Weekend
January 18 Friday Drop Add period ends at 5 pm.
January 21 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)
January 25 Friday Clinic Intensive Training
February 15        Friday

**Designated Class Make-Up day

February 25 Monday

End of 7th week of class

March 11-15 Monday-Friday Spring Break (No Classes)
March 22 Friday

**Designated Class Make-Up day (limited)

April 5 Friday

**Designated Class Make-Up day

April 18 Thursday Last Day of Class (Monday classes meet)
April 19 Friday Reading Period begins
April 22 Monday Exam Period begins
May 2 Thursday Last day for any day take-home exams
May 3 Friday Exam period ends
May 7 Tuesday All graduating students must be cleared by noon.
May 11 Saturday Law School Convocation
May 12 Sunday University Commencement