2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Fall2017
First-Year OrientationMonday - Friday, August 14 - 18
Classes Begin for All StudentsMonday, August 21
Last Day to Drop or Add Classes
[after this date, permission by Academic Dean required to drop class]
Friday, August 25
Labor Day Holiday [Offices Closed, No Classes]Monday, September 4
Lawyering Exam Review for First-Year Students [required]TBA
Fall BreakMonday - Tuesday, October 16 - 17
School Closure Make-Up Day, if neededSaturday, November 18
Thanksgiving Holiday [No Classes]Wednesday - Friday, November 22 - 24
Last Day of ClassFriday, December 1
Reading DayMonday, December 4
Final Exams (Tuesday through Saturday; Monday through Saturday)December 5 - 16
Winter Graduation and Commencement17-Dec
Spring 2018
Orientation for Spring Admit StudentsMonday - Friday, January 8 - 12
Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday (Offices Closed, No Classes)Monday, January 15
Classes Begin for All StudentsTuesday, January 16
Last Day to Drop or Add Classes
[after this date, permission by Academic Dean required to drop class]
Friday, January 19
Lawyering Exam Review for Spring Admit Students [required]TBD
Spring BreakMonday - Friday, March 12 - 16
Last Day of ClassFriday, April 27
Reading DayMonday, April 30
Final Exams (Tuesday through Saturday; Monday through Saturday)May 1 - 12
Spring Graduation and Commencement13-May
Maymester [M1]/Summer Standard [SS]/Summer [S1]/Mini-Sessions/Externships2018
Summer Standard Session Begins for Spring Admit Students, Externship Session 1 [E1] BeginsMonday, May 14
Maymester [M1] Classes BeginMonday, May 14
Last Day to Drop or Add Classes for Maymester & E1 Course
[after this date, permission by Academic Dean required to drop class]
Monday, May 14
Assessment Dates for Professional Responsibility Thursday, May 17: 1:00 pm
Last Day of Class for MaymesterFriday, May 25
Reading Day & Memorial Day Holiday (Offices Closed)Monday, May 28
Maymester Exams; Classes continue for Summer Standard Session, Externship Session 1Tuesday, May 29
Classes Begin for Summer Sessions S1 & S4, Independent Study Session [S3],and Externship Sessions E2 & E3 Wednesday, May 30
Last Day to Drop or Add Classes for S1, S3,S4, E2 & E3
[after this date, permission by Academic Dean required to drop class]
Monday, June 4
Summer Mini-Session 2 [S2]
Last Day to Drop or Add Course is Friday, June 1
Begins Thursday, May 31
Ends Friday, June 29
Assessment Dates for Summer Standard Courses
[Torts II, Contracts II, Civil Procedure II]
**Barring unforeseen circumstances, assessments will not be rescheduled
Assessment 1
Friday, June 8:
10:00 am Torts II
Tuesday, June 12:
10:00 am Civil Procedure II
1:00 pm Contracts II
**LRAW II and Contracts II will not meet on Tuesday, June 12
Assessment 2
Tuesday, July 3:
10:00 am Torts II
**LRAW II and Contracts II will not meet on Tuesday, July 3
Friday, July 6:
10:00 am Civil Procedure II
1:00 pm Contracts II
Assessment Dates for Summer Session 1 Courses
[Wills, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence]
**Barring unforeseen circumstances, assessments will not be rescheduled
Assessment 1
Thursday, June 21:
1:00 pm Wills
3:00 pm Evidence & Criminal Law
5:00 pm Criminal Procedure
**Wills & Criminal Procedure will not meet on Thursday, June 21
Assessment 2
Friday, July 13:
9:00 am Wills
11:00 am Evidence
1:00 pm Criminal Procedure & Criminal Law
July 4th Holiday (Offices Closed, No Classes)Wednesday, July 4
Last Day of Class for Summer Standard [SS], Summer Session S1 & S4, Independent Study Session [S3], and Externship Sessions [E1, E2 & E3]Thursday, July 19
Reading DayFriday, July 20
Exams for all Summer Standard [SS] and Summer Sessions S1 & S4 ClassesMonday – Friday, July 23 – 27
Summer Graduation (no ceremony)Wednesday, August 1