Academic Calendar

Summer Term 2015

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

Monday, May 11

First Day of Class

Friday, June 5

Last Day of Class

Master’s Program in Judicial Studies

Monday, May 18

First Day of Class

Monday, May 25, Memorial Day

No Classes Held

Friday, June 12

Last Day of Class

Summer Institutes in Transnational Law (Hong Kong/Geneva)

Sunday, June 28


Monday, June 29

First Day of Class, Term I

Friday, July 10

Last Day of Class, Term I

Monday July 13

First Day of Class, Term II

Friday, July 24

Last Day of Class, Term II

Sun--Tue, July 26–28

Reading and Examination Period

*Friday, July 17 Fall Registration Period for Upper Level JD Students begins*

Summer Institute on Law, Language & Culture

Friday, July 17


Monday, July 20

First Day of Class

Wednesday, August 12

Last Day of Class

Fall Term 2015

Friday, July 17

Fall Registration Period for Upper Level JD Students begins
Career Development (Upper Level JD Students)
Monday-Thursday, August 10-13 On-Campus Interviewing

Friday-Tuesday, August 14-25

Professional Development & Callback Days

LEAD Week / Orientation
Monday-Friday, August 17–21 International LLM Students
Tuesday-Friday, August 18-21 1L JD Students
Wednesday-Friday, August 19-21 Law & Entrepreneurship LLM Students
Wednesday, August 19 LARW classes begin (1L JD Students)

Monday, August 24

1L Classes begin

Regular Semester
Wednesday, August 26 Upper-Level Classes begin
Thursday, September 3 Drop-Add period ends at midnight
Friday, September 4 Clinic Intensive Training
Monday, September 7 Labor Day -- Classes meet
Saturday - Sunday, September 12-13 Guantanamo Clinic Standdown
Friday, September 25 **Designated Class Make-up Day
Friday, October 2 Wintersession Registration Begins

Monday-Friday, October 12-16

Fall Break -- No Classes
1L LARW Writing Week

Tuesday, October 20

End of 7th week of class

Friday, October 30

Spring Registration period begins

Friday, October 30

**Designated Class Make-up Day

Friday, November 20

**Designated Class Make-Up Day

Wednesday-Friday, November 25–27

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, December 2

First-Year Classes End

Thursday, December 3

First Year Reading Period begins

Friday, December 4

Upper-Level Classes End

Saturday, December 5

Upper-Level reading period begins

Monday, December 7

First Year Examination Period Begins

Wednesday, December 9

Upper Level Examination Period Begins

Friday, December 18

Examination Period Ends


Monday - Friday, January 4-8, 2016


Monday, January 11

First Day of Classes

Tuesday, January 12

LARW Writing Classes Resume

Thursday-Sunday, January 14-17

Intensive Trial Practice Weekend

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)

Wednesday, January 20

Drop Add period ends at 5 pm.

Friday, January 29

Clinic Intensive Training


Guantanamo Clinic Standdown

Monday-Friday, March 14-18

Spring Break (No Classes)

Monday, April 11

Last Day of Class (Monday classes meet)

Tuesday, April 12

Reading and Examination Period begins

Friday, April 29

Reading and Examination Period ends

Tuesday, May 10

All graduating students must be cleared by noon.

Saturday, May 14

Law School Hooding Ceremony

Sunday, May 15

University Commencement