Academic Services

2014-2015 Academic Calendar

This calendar has been updated as of November 20, 2014.

Summer Session 2014

Mandatory check-in for LLM Students taking Introduction to  US Law August 10, Sun
Introduction to US Law (LLM) August 11-22, M-F                                          

Fall Semester 2014

Transfer Student Orientation                                                  August 11, M
Early Interview Week August 13-15, W-F
Transfer Student Registration August 11-19, M-T
Orientation (JD) August 20-25, W-M
Orientation (Full-time LLM, J.S.D. & Exchange) August 24-26, Sun-T
Classes Begin August 27, W
(1 week before the University)
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) September 1, M
Legislative Monday September 3, W
Last Day to Add a Law School Class September 4, Th at 9:30 am
(1 week after classes begin)
ABRA closes for add/drop September 4, Th at 9:30 am
Credit/Fail Option (JD students only) September 5-December 5 (F-F)
Last Day to Add a Graduate Non-law Class September  10, W
Last Day to Add Directed Research September 30, T
Last Day to Add a Writing Credit September 30, T
Deadline to Apply for a January 2015 Degree October 3, F
Thanksgiving Holiday November 27-28, Th-F
Last Day to Drop a Fall 2014 Class December 5, F
Last Day of Classes December 5, F
Examination Period December 8-18, M-Th                                   
Exam Make-up Day                                                               December 19, F                                            

Spring Semester 2015

Classes Begin                                                                           January 20, T
(1 week before the University)
Last Day to Add a Law School Class                         January 28, T at 9:30 am
ABRA Closes for Add/Drop January 28, T at 9:30 am
Credit/Fail Option (JD students only) January 29-May 5, Th-T
Deadline to Apply for a May 2015 Degree February 6, F
Last Day to Add a Graduate Non-Law Class February 9, M
Last Day to Add Directed Research February 10, T
Last Day to Add a Writing Credit February 10, T
Presidents' Day Holiday (no classes) February 16, M
Legislative Monday February 17, T
Spring Recess (same as University) March 16-20, M-F
Last Day to Drop a Spring 2015 Class May 5, T
Last Day of Classes May 5, T
Examination Period May 8-15, F-F (upper-class)
May 11-18, M-M (1L & online)
University Commencement May 20, W
Convocation                                                                                     May 21, Th                                                                     

Summer Session 2015

Registration TBA, through the first day of each course
Memorial Day Holiday May 25, M
Classes Begin May 26, T
Deadline to Apply for a September 2015 Degree              June 19, F
Fourth of July Holiday (Observed) July 3, F
Last Day of Classes TBD
Examinations TBD