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Learning In-Person

Academic Calendar for On-Campus Programs

The dates below are for the J.D., LL.M in U.S. Law and Organizational Ethics and Compliance programs.

Fall 2023

As of February 10, 2023
Fall 2023

Orientation (Mandatory)

First-year J.D. Students
LL.M. in US Law
M.S.L. in Compliance
Clinic Orientation

August 21 (Monday) through August 24 (Thursday)
August 21 (Monday) through August 24 (Thursday)
August 21 (Monday) (participation in other orientation events optional)
August 23 (Wednesday) through August 25 (Friday)
First Class Day August 28 (Monday)
Labor Day NO CLASSES September 4 (Monday)
Indigenous People’s Day NO CLASSES October 9 (Monday)
Fall Break NO CLASSES October 19 (Thursday) through October 20 (Friday) MEA Weekend
Thanksgiving Week November 20 (Monday) follow Monday schedule (Labor Day make-up)
November 21 (Tuesday) follow Thursday schedule (Fall break make-up)
November 22 (Wednesday) follow Friday schedule (Fall break make-up)
NO CLASSES November 23 and 24 (Thursday and Friday)
Last Class Day December 4 (Monday) (Indigenous People’s Day make-up)
Reading Period December 5 (Tuesday) through December 6 (Wednesday)
Final Exams December 7 (Thursday) through December 20 (Wednesday)
Winter Break NO CLASSES December 21 (Thursday) through January 1 (Monday)

Spring 2024

As of February 10, 2023
Spring 2024
J-Term Intensives January 2 (Tuesday) through January 12 (Friday)
1L Serving Clients Well: Foundations II
January 8 (Monday) through January 12 (Friday)
Clinic Orientation January 10 (Wednesday) through January 12 (Friday)
Dates vary for each clinic. See application materials for more information about orientation sessions, if any.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day NO CLASSES January 15 (Monday)
First Day of Spring Classes January 16 (Tuesday)
Spring Break NO CLASSES March 4 (Monday) through March 8 (Friday)
Easter Break NO CLASSES March 29 (Friday) through April 1 (Monday)
Last Class Days

April 22 (Monday) follow Monday schedule (Easter Monday make-up)
April 23 (Tuesday) follow Monday schedule (MLK Day make-up)
April 24 (Wednesday) follow Friday schedule (Good Friday make-up)

Reading Period April 25 (Thursday) through April 28 (Sunday)
Final Exams April 29 (Monday) through May 10 (Friday)
Commencement May 11 (Saturday)

Summer 2024

As of February 10, 2023; Tentative and subject to change
Summer 2024
First Class Day May 28 (Tuesday)
Juneteenth Holiday NO CLASSES June 19 (Wednesday)
July 4 Holiday NO CLASSES July 4 (Thursday)
Last Class Days July 16 (Tuesday) follow Thursday Schedule (July 4 make-up)
July 17 (Wednesday) follow Wednesday schedule (Juneteenth make-up)
Final Exams July 18 (Thursday) and July 19 (Friday)