Academic Calendar

The Law School's 2022-2023 Academic Calendar has been revised to conform with the University's framework in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An overview of the Law School calendar appears below and a more detailed version may be downloaded in the sidebar. This calendar is subject to change as circumstances warrant. 

Updated June 21, 2022

Summer Term 2022

  June
1    Spring 2022 grade submission deadline, continuing students in classes with enrollment of fewer than 150 students
11 Spring 2022 grade submission deadline for continuing students in classes with enrollment of 150 or more students
13 Class of 2023 First day of federal clerkship application review
27- July 1 Executive LL.M. Class of 2022: Study/Exam week
  July
4- Independence Day - No Classes
5-August 5 Executive LL.M. Class of 2022: Block 2 Classes
31 Last date submitted work will be considered for honors for 2021-2022 academic year
Date upon which outstanding grades will be converted to F

Fall Term 2022

  August
8-11 Executive LL.M. Class of 2022: Study/Exam Week
12 Executive LL.M. Class of 2022: End of on-campus classes and exams
15-16 LL.M. Registration & Orientation
17 Start of LL.M. Classes in Introduction to American Law and in LL.M. Legal Research & Writing
17-Sep 12 Add/Drop Period
22-24 1L Registration & Orientation
25 Start of 1L classes in Legal Methods I and Legal Practice Workshop I
29 Executive LL.M. Class of 2022: Start of Final Online Class
29-Sep 23 Executive LL.M. Class of 2022: Professional Responsibility
  September
1 October 2022 Degree Candidates: Deadline to submit outstanding 2021-22 written work granted an extension                                         
1 October 2022 Degree Candidates: Degree application due 
2 Last day of 1L class Legal Methods I and LL.M. class Introduction to American Law
5 Labor Day—No Classes 
6 First day of classes in term-long Law School courses. First day of classes at other divisions of the University, if enrolled in other schools please refer to Columbia Academic Calendar.
6-12 Add/Drop continues; action required on wait-list notifications; after this date changes only with permission of the Rules Committee, upon petition
13-Oct 15 Withdrawal from classes permitted; the notation of W will be recorded on the transcript
19 3Ls: Deadline to register for Major Writing Credit
All students: Deadline to register for supervised research
23 Final exam for LL.M. class Introduction to American Law
26-27 Executive LL.M. Class of 2022: Professional Responsibility Exam
27 Executive LL.M. Class of 2022: Last day of classes
  October
1 October 2022 LL.M. Degree Candidates: Last day to file final copy of LL.M. Essay with the Office of Graduate Degree Programs
LL.M.s: registration deadline for fall term writing projects
15 All students: Deadline to submit outstanding 2021-22 written work that was granted an extension
All students: Deadline to withdraw from a Fall 2022 Law School course; the grade of F will be recorded for withdrawals after this date
18 Conferral of October degrees
28 1L mid-term exams
  November
8 Election Day—No Classes                                                                                    
15 Grade submission deadline for outstanding 2021-22 written work that was granted an extension
24-25 Thanksgiving—No Classes 
  December
1 May 2023 Degree Candidates: Degree applications due (tentative)                                                                                 
2 Last day of 1L classes
3-8 1L study period
9-21 1L exams
9 Last day of upper-year Law School classes
10-11 Upper-year study days
12 Last day of classes at other divisions of the University, if enrolled in other schools please refer to Columbia Academic Calendar.
12-21 Upper-year exams
22 Fall 2022 term ends; due date for submission of Fall 2022 written work; last day for final exams
31 February 2023 LL.M. Degree Candidates: Deadline to submit outstanding written work; last day to file final copy of LL.M. Essay with Office of Graduate Degree Programs

Spring Term 2023

  January
2-9 Add/Drop Period for upper year January elective classes
9 3Ls: Register Pro Bono Project
9-13 Legal Methods II and upper year January elective classes      
9-23 Add/Drop Period
13 Fall 2022 grade submission deadline
16 Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday—No Classes
17 First day of all Law School classes. First day of classes at other divisions of the University, if enrolled in other schools please refer to Columbia Academic Calendar.
17-23 Add/Drop continues; action required on wait-list notification; after this date changes only with permission of the Rules Committee, upon petition
24-Feb 15 Withdrawal from classes permitted; the notation of W will be recorded on the transcript
  February
1        3Ls: Deadline to submit first draft of Major Writing Credit paper and to register for Minor Writing Credit
LL.M.s: registration deadline for spring term writing projects
All students: Deadline to register for supervised research
6 Legal Methods II and upper year January elective 2023 grade submission deadline
8 Conferral of February 2023 degrees
15 All students: Final date to withdraw from a Spring 2023 Law School course; the grade of F will be recorded for withdrawals after this date 
  March
TBD Executive LL.M. Class of 2023: Welcome Webinar
1 3Ls: Complete Pro Bono Project
13-17         Spring Recess—No Classes                                                                                    
21 Executive LL.M. Class of 2022: Start of online classes
  April
TBD Executive LL.M. Class of 2023: Introduction to American Law Exam
TBD Executive LL.M. Class of 2023: American Contract Law
1 3Ls:  Deadline to submit final draft of Major Writing Credit paper
All students: Deadline to submit all outstanding Fall 2022 written work that was granted an extension  
26 Last day of Law School classes
27-30 Upper-year study period
27-May 1 1L study period
  May
1    May 2023 JD Degree Candidates: Deadline to submit all outstanding Spring 2023 written work
May 2023 LL.M. Degree Candidates: Deadline to submit all outstanding Spring 2023 written work; Last day to file final copy of LL.M. Essay with Office of Graduate Degree Programs
1 Last day of classes at other divisions of the University, if enrolled in other schools please refer to Columbia Academic Calendar.
1-11 Upper-year exams
2-10 1L Exams
12 Spring 2023 grade submission deadline for graduating students
Continuing students: Due date for submission of Spring 2023 written work
Spring 2023 term ends
TBD Law School Graduation Ceremony
17 University Commencement & Degree Conferral
TBD Executive LL.M. Class of 2023: On-campus orientation
TBD Executive LL.M. Class of 2023: First day of on-campus classes
  June
1    Spring 2023 grade submission deadline, continuing students in classes with enrollment of fewer than 150 students
11 Spring 2023 grade submission deadline for continuing students in classes with enrollment of 150 or more students
TBD Class of 2024 First day of federal clerkship application review
  July
31 Last date submitted work will be considered for honors for 2022-2023 academic year
Date upon which outstanding grades will be converted to F