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Law School Academic Calendar

Spring/Summer Term 2016
Orientation May 31-June 1, Tuesday-Wednesday

First-year classes begin

June 2, Thursday

Independence Day holiday recess July 4, Monday

First-year classes end

August 12, Friday
Study days August 13-15, Saturday-Monday
Examinations August 16-18, Tuesday-Thursday
Spring/summer term grading deadline† September 15, Thursday


Fall Term 2016
Orientation week August 22-26, Monday-Friday
Classes begin August 29, Monday

Labor Day holiday

September 5, Monday

Registration and drop/add end

September 6, Tuesday
Fall recess begins October 15, Saturday
Classes resume* October 19, Wednesday
Thanksgiving recess begins November 24, Thursday
Classes resume November 28, Monday
Classes end December 2, Friday
Study days December 3-6, Saturday-Tuesday
Examinations begin

December 7, Wednesday

Examinations end December 16, Friday
December Senior Day December 16, Friday
Fall term grading deadline† January 13, Friday


Winter Term 2017
Classes begin** January 11, Wednesday

Martin Luther King Day observance
(classes suspended for special programs)

January 16, Monday

Registration and drop/add end

January 19, Thursday
Winter recess begins February 25, Saturday
Classes resume March 6, Monday
Classes end April 19, Wednesday
Study days April 20-24, Thursday-Monday
Examinations begin

April 25, Tuesday

Examinations end May 4, Thursday
Law School Senior Day May 5, Friday
Winter term grading deadline† June 1, Thursday


The Law School Calendar differs in a number of ways from the University Calendar. Make up classes may be held at the professor's discretion to replace sessions missed due to holidays, examinations, or for other reasons.

*   On Wednesday, following Fall Recess, classes will meet according to the Monday Fall Term schedule.

** On the first Wednesday of the Winter term, classes will meet according to the Monday Winter Term schedule.

All grades are ordinarily posted to student transcripts within two weeks of the Grading Deadline. 




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