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Summer Term 2022

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

Monday, May 2 - Friday, June 3 Durham, North Carolina

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

Monday, May 16 First Day of Class
Friday, June 10 Last Day of Class

Leiden Summer Institute (meeting in Durham, meeting format TBD)

Sunday, June 19 Orientation
Monday, June 20 First Day of Class
Friday, July 15 Last Day of Class
Monday, July 18 - Weds, July 20 Reading and Examination Period

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

Monday, July 18 First Day of Classes
Wednesday, August 10 Last Day of Classes


Fall Term 2022

CAREER DEVELOPMENT (Upper Level JD Students)

Tuesday, August 2 – Friday, August 5 On-Campus Interviewing (Virtual)
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 19 2nd Round/Callback Interviews

LEAD Week / Orientation (incoming students) meeting format TBD

August 11 - August 19 Thursday-Friday International LLM Students
August 16 - August 19 Tuesday-Friday 1L JD Students
August 17 Wednesday LARW classes begin (times and rooms TBA)
Distinctive Aspects of US Law begins (International LLM Students)
August 18 Thursday LARWINT classes begin (times and rooms TBA)

Regular Semester

August 22 Monday 1L Classes begin and Upper Level classes begin
September 2 Friday Drop Add ends at 11:59 pm
September 2 Friday Clinic Intensive Training
September 5 Monday Labor Day (no classes)
September 23 Friday Designated make-up day
October 10 - October 14 Monday - Friday Fall Break (1L Writing Week)
October 17 Monday End of 7th week of classes
November 11 Friday Designated make-up day
November 22 Tuesday * Friday classes meet
November 23 - November 25 Wednesday - Friday Thanksgiving break
December 1 Thursday Last day of Classes
December 2 Friday Reading period begins
December 2 Friday Drop Add ends for Wintersession at 11:59PM
December 6 Tuesday Examination Period Begins
December 16 Friday Examination Period Ends


Wintersession Term 2023

  • Saturday, January 7 to Wednesday, January 11 and Friday, January 13 to Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Spring Term 2023

January 11 Wednesday LARW Writing Classes Meet
January 12 Thursday First Day of Classes
January 12 - January 15 Thursday -Sunday Intensive Trial Practice Weekend
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes)
January 23 Monday Drop Add period ends at 11:59 pm
January 27 Friday Clinic Intensive
February 3 Friday Designated make-up day
March 1 Wednesday End of 7th Week of classes
March 13 - March 17 Monday - Friday Spring Break (no classes)
March 24 Friday Designated make-up day
April 20 Thursday Last day of class (Monday classes meet)
April 21 Friday Reading period begins
April 25 Tuesday Exams begin
May 5 Friday Reading and Examination period ends
May 9 Tuesday Graduating students clearing deadline at Noon
May 13 Saturday Law School Convocation, diploma distribution
May 14 Sunday University Commencement