Academic Calendar

The Law School's 2020-2021 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 will be posted at a later date. This calendar is subject to change as circumstances warrant. 

Fall 2020

  September
2-4 Orientation for incoming J.D. and LL.M. students            
7 Labor Day—No Classes 
8-11 Legal Methods I for first-year J.D. students
Introduction to American Law for LL.M. students
14         First day of full-semester classes for upper-year and LL.M. students
15 First day of full-semester classes for first-year J.D. students
18    First day of Friday Introduction to American Law classes for LL.M. students   
  October
9           Last day of Friday Introduction to American Law classes for LL.M. students   
16 Final exam for Introduction to American Law
  November
3 Election Day—No Classes                                                                                    
26-27 Thanksgiving—No Classes 
  December
11 Last day of classes                                                                                                
14-23 Fall 2020 final exams

 

Spring 2021

  January
7-8 Orientation for incoming LL.M. students           
TBD                First day of LL.M. Introduction to American Law classes (for LL.M. students beginning the Program in Spring 2021)
14 First day of classes 
15 First day of Friday Legal Methods II classes for first-year J.D. students
18           Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (Observed)—No Classes
  February
12           Last day of Friday Legal Methods II classes for first-year J.D. students  
  March
1-5         Spring Recess—No Classes                                                                                    
  April
15           Last day of classes (Monday schedule)                                                                   
19-26 Spring 2021 final exams
27-30 Commencement Week

 

Summer 2021*

  May
3 Summer Session IA classes begin        
24 Summer Session IA classes end
26 Summer Session IB classes begin
31    Memorial Day—No Classes
  June
18    Summer Session IB classes end 
21-25 Summer Recess—No Classes
28 Summer Session 2A classes begin.                            
  July
5      Independence Day (Observed)—No Classes
20 Summer Session 2A classes end
22 Summer Session 2B classes begin
  August
16    Summer Session 2B classes end                

*The summer term will only be available to LL.M. students who elect to begin their degree program in January 2021. The class schedule for the Summer 2021 semester will encompass four modules extending from May 3 to August 16.