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Law School Academic Calendar

Mandatory Orientation Dates for Incoming Fall Students

Global JD, LLM, and Exchange Students (incl. class meetings)

Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12, 2022

Traditional JD Students (incl. class meetings)

Monday, August 15 – Thursday, August 18, 2022

Academic Calendar Year 2022-2023

Fall Semester 2022 (Term code: 202211)

Regular Class Period Begins

Monday, August 22, 2022

Last day to drop a course without penalty1

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Labor Day Holiday (school closed)

Monday, September 5, 2022

Indigenous Peoples’ Day (school closed)

Monday, October 10, 2022

Election Day (no classes)

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Thanksgiving Holiday (school closed)

Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25, 2022

Class Period Ends2 / Last day to withdraw from a course

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Reading Period

Friday, December 2 – Monday, December 5, 2022

Exam Period

Tuesday, December 6 – Friday, December 16, 2022

Spring Semester 2023 (Term code: 202231)

Class Period Begins

Monday, January 9, 2023

Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)

Monday, January 16, 2023

Last day to drop a course without penalty

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Spring Break Holiday (no classes)

Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 19, 2023

Class Period Ends / Last day to withdraw from a course3

Friday, April 21, 2023

Reading Period

Saturday, April 22 – Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Exam Period

Wednesday, April 26 – Friday, May 5, 2023

Commencement

May 17, 2023

Summer Semester 2023 (Term code: 202241)

Orientation and Class Period Begins for 11-Week Classes

Monday, May 8, 2023

Last day to drop an 11-week course without penalty

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Class Period Begins for 9-Week Classes

Monday, May 22, 2023

Memorial Day Holiday (no classes)

Monday, May 29, 2023

Last day to drop a 9-week course without penalty

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Juneteenth Holiday (no classes)4

Monday, June 19, 2023

Independence Day Holiday (no classes)

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Class Period Ends for All Summer Classes / Last day to withdraw from a course

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Reading Period

Wednesday, July 26 – Sunday, July 30, 2023

Exam Period for All Summer Classes

Monday, July 31 – Sunday, August 6, 2023

1 Courses that began earlier than August 22 will have earlier drop dates. Refer to the course syllabus.

2 Legislative days: Wednesday, November 30 follows a Monday class schedule. Friday classes will make up hours as needed.

3 Legislative days: Friday, April 21 follows a Monday class schedule. Friday classes will make up hours as needed.

4 Legislative days: Friday, June 23 follows a Monday schedule.