Academic Services

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

This calendar has been revised as of June 18, 2018.

Summer Session 2019

Introduction to U.S. Law (LLM) August 12-23, M-F

Fall Semester 2019

Transfer Student Orientation August 1, Th
Transfer and Visiting Student Registration August 1-2, Th-F and
August 7-9, W-F
Early Interview Week August 5-7, M-W
Residence Services Check-in for JD 1Ls August 21, W
Orientation (JD) August 21-26, W-M
Residence Services Check-in for LL.M.s and
Returning Residents
August 24, Sat
Orientation (Full-Time LLM, JSD &
Exchange Students)
August 25-27, Sun-T
Classes Begin August 28, W (6 days
before the University
Labor Day Holiday (No Classes) September 2, M
Legislative Monday September 4, W
Last Day to Add a Law School Course September 5, Th at 9:30 am
End of Add/Drop on COURSES September 5, Th at 9:30 am
Credit/Fail Option (JD) September 6 - December 6, F-F
Last Day to Add a Graduate Non-Law Course TBA
Last Day to Add Directed Research September 18, W
Last Day to Add a Writing Credit September 18, W
Last Day to Apply for a January Degree October 6, Su
Thanksgiving Holiday November 28-29, Th-F
Last Day to Drop a Class for the Semester December 6, F
Last Day of Classes December 6, F
Examination Period December 9-19, M-Th
Examination Make-up Day December 20, F

Spring Semester 2020

Classes Begin January 15, W
(12 days before the University)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes) January 20, M
Legislative Monday January 22, W
Last Day to Add a Law School Course January 23, Th at 9:30 am
End of Add/Drop on COURSES January 23, Th at 9:30 am
Credit/Fail Option (JD) January 24-April 30, F-Th
Last Day to Add Directed Research February 5, W
Last Day to add a Writing Credit February 5, W
Last Day to Add a Graduate Non-Law Course TBA
Apply for a May Degree Part-time students: TBA
Full-time students: The Office of
Records and Registation makes the
application on the students' behalf.
Presidents’ Day Holiday (No Classes) February 17, M
Legislative Monday February 20, Th
Spring Recess (Same as University) March 16-22, M-Sun
Last Day to Drop a Class April 30, Th
Last Day of Classes April 30, Th
Examination Period May 4-14, M-Th
Examination Make-up Day May 15, F
University Commencement May 20, W
Residence Services Check-out  for
Non-Graduating Residents
May 20, W by noon
Convocation May 21, Th
Residence Services Check-out  for
Graduating Residents (JDs and LLMs)
May 23, Sat by noon

Summer Session 2020

Registration Prior to first class meeting
Memorial Day Holiday May 25, M
Classes Begin May 26, T
Deadline to Apply for a September Degree TBA
Fourth of July Holiday July 4, Sat
Last Day of Classes TBA
Examinations TBA