Academic Calendar: 2023-2024

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Summer Term 2023

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

Monday, May 8 - Friday, June 2 Durham, North Carolina

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

Monday, May 22 First Day of Class
Friday, June 16 Last Day of Class

Leiden Summer Institute

Monday, June 19 First Day of Class
Friday, July 14 Last Day of Class
Monday, July 17 - Weds, July 19 Reading and Examination Period

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

Tuesday, July 11 Orientation
Wednesday, July 12 First Day of Classes
Friday, August 4 Last Day of Classes


Fall Term 2023

CAREER DEVELOPMENT (Upper Level JD Students)

Tuesday, August 1 – Friday, August 4 On-Campus Interviewing (Virtual)

LEAD Week / Orientation (incoming students)

Thursday, August 10 - Friday, August 18 International LLM Students
Tuesday, August 15 - Friday, August 18 1L JD Students
Wednesday, August 16 LARW classes begin (times and rooms TBA)
Distinctive Aspects of US Law begins (International LLM Students)
Thursday, August 17 LARWINT classes begin (times and rooms TBA)

Regular Semester

Monday, August 21 1L Classes begin and Upper Level classes begin
Friday, August 25 Clinic Intensive Training
Tuesday, August 29 Drop Add ends at 11:59 pm
Monday, September 4 Labor Day (no classes)
Friday, September 22 Designated make-up day
Friday, October 6 Designated make-up day
Monday, October 9 End of 7th week of classes
Monday, October 16 - Friday, October 20 Fall Break (1L Writing Week)
Friday, November 17 Designated make-up day
Tuesday, November 21 * Friday classes meet
Wednesday. Nov. 22 - Friday, Nov. 24 Thanksgiving break
Thursday, November 30 Last day of Classes
Friday, December 1 Reading period begins
Friday, December 1 Drop Add ends for Wintersession at 11:59PM
Tuesday, December 5 Examination Period Begins
Friday, December 15 Examination Period Ends


Wintersession Term 2024

  • Friday, January 5, to Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

Spring Term 2024

Wednesday, January 10 LARW Writing Classes Meet (lunch hour)
Thursday, January 11 First Day of Classes
Thursday, January 11 - Sunday, January 14 Intensive Trial Practice Weekend
Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes)
Friday, January 19 Clinic Intensive Training
Monday, January 22 Drop Add period ends at 11:59 pm
Friday, January 26 Designated Make-up Day
Friday, February 16 Designated Make-up Day
Thursday, February 29 End of 7th Week of classes
Friday, March 1 Designated Make-up Day
Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15 Spring Break (no classes)
Thursday, April 18 Last day of class (Monday classes meet)
Friday, April 19 Reading period begins
Tuesday, April 23 Examination period begins
Friday, May 3 Reading and Examination period ends
Tuesday, May 7 Graduating students clearing deadline at Noon
Saturday, May 11 Law School Convocation, diploma distribution
Sunday, May 12 University Commencement