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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 9 - Friday, August 13, 2021

Traditional JD Students (incl. class meetings)

Monday, August 16 - Thursday, August 19, 2021

Academic Calendar Year 2021-2022

Fall Semester 2021 (Term code: 202211)

Regular Class Period Begins

Monday, August 23, 2021

Last day to drop a course without penalty1

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Labor Day Holiday (school closed)

Monday, September 6, 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Day (school closed)

Monday, October 11, 2021

Election Day (no classes)

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday (school closed)

Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26, 2021

Class Period Ends2 / Last day to withdraw from a course

Friday, December 3, 2021

Reading Period

Saturday, December 4 - Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Exam Period

Wednesday, December 8 - Friday, December 17, 2021

Spring Semester 2022 (Term code: 202131)

Class Period Begins

Monday, January 10, 2022

Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)

Monday, January 17, 2022

Last day to drop a course without penalty

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Spring Break Holiday (no classes)

Saturday, March 12 - Sunday, March 20, 2022

Class Period Ends / Last day to withdraw from a course3

Friday, April 22, 2022

Reading Period4

Saturday, April 23 - Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Exam Period

Thursday, April 28 - Friday, May 6, 2022


Monday, May 23, 2022

Summer Semester 2022 (Term code: 202141)5

Orientation and Class Period Begins for 11-Week Classes

Monday, May 9, 2022

Last day to drop an 11-week course without penalty

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Class Period Begins for 9-Week Classes

Monday, May 23, 2022

Memorial Day Holiday (no classes)

Monday, May 30, 2022

Last day to drop a 9-week course without penalty

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Juneteenth Holiday (no classes)

Monday, June 20, 2022

Independence Day Holiday (no classes)

Monday, July 4, 2022

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Reading Period

Thursday, July 28 - Sunday, July 31, 2022

Exam Period for All Summer Classes

Monday, August 1- Sunday, August 7, 2022

1Courses that began earlier than August 23 will have earlier drop dates. Refer to the course syllabus.

2 Final week follows normal schedule except that Wednesday, December 1 follows a Monday schedule.

3 Legislative days: Friday, April 22 follows a Monday class schedule. Friday classes will make up hours as needed.

4 Up to two days of the reading period may be used to reschedule due to weather or other cancelled days.

5 Legislative days: Friday, June 24th and Wednesday, July 27th follow a Monday class schedule. Tuesday, July 26th has no scheduled classes, but may be used for make-up or review sessions.