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Summer Term 2019

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

Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 31

Durham, North Carolina

Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 7

Silicon Valley, California

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

Monday, May 20

First Day of Class

Friday, June 14 

Last Day of Class

Leiden Summer Institute

Sunday, June 16


Monday, June 17             

First Day of Class, Term I

Friday, June 28

Last Day of Class, Term I

Monday, July 1

First Day of Class, Term II

Friday, July 12

Last Day of Class, Term II

Monday, July 15 - Weds, July 17

Reading and Examination Period

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

Friday, July 19


Monday, July 22

First Day of Class

Wednesday, August 14

Last Day of Class


Fall Term 2019

Career Development (Upper Level JD Students)

July 29 -  August 1 Monday-Thursday On-Campus Interviewing

LEAD Week / Orientation (incoming students)

August 19–23 Monday-Friday International LLM Students
August 20-23 Tuesday-Friday 1L JD Students
August 21 Wednesday LARW classes begin (times and rooms TBA)
Distinctive Aspects of US Law begins
August 22 Thursday

LARWINT classes begin (times and rooms TBA)

August 23 Friday 1 year LLM-LE students

Regular Semester

August 26 Monday

1L Classes begin and Upper Level classes begin

September 2      Monday

Labor Day (no classes)

September 5 Thursday

Drop Add ends at 5:00 pm

September 6      Friday

Clinic Intensive Training

September 20 Friday Designated make-up day
October 7-11 Monday-Friday Fall Break (1L Writing Week)
October 18 Friday

Designated make-up day (no 1L make-ups)

October 21 Monday End of 7th week of classes
October 25 Friday 1L Midterms
November 8                   Friday

Designated make-up day

November 26 Tuesday

Friday classes meet

Nov. 27 - Nov. 29 Wednesday - Friday

Thanksgiving Break

December 5 Thursday

Last day of classes

December 9 Monday

Examination Period Begins

December 20 Friday

Examination Period Ends

Wintersession Term 2020

Saturday-Wednesday, January 4-8, 2020


Spring Term 2020

January 8 Wednesday LARW Writing Classes Meet
January 9 Thursday First Day of Classes
January 17     Friday

Drop Add period ends at 5:00 pm

January 16-20 Thursday-Sunday Intensive Trial Practice Weekend
January 20 Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes)

January 24 Friday

Clinic Intensive

January 31           Friday

Designated make-up day (ends by 4:00 p.m.)

February 21        Friday Designated make-up day
February 27 Thursday End of 7th Week of classes
March 9 - March 13 Monday - Friday

Spring Break (no classes)

March 20             Friday

Designated make-up day

April 16 Thursday

Last day of class (Monday classes meet)

April 17 Friday

Reading and Examination period begins

May 1 Friday

Reading and Examination period ends

May 5    Tuesday

Graduating students clearing deadline at Noon

May 9 Saturday

Law School Convocation, diploma distribution

May 10 Sunday

University Commencement