Academic Calendar

Fall 2021 Law School Academic Calendar

Monday-Friday, Aug. 16-20 Orientation / Introductory week for new students
Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 18-20 Orientation / registration for transfer JD students
Monday, Aug. 23 Classes Begin
Friday, Aug. 27 Deadline for registration and all schedule assignments
Friday, Sept. 3 Tuition payment deadline
Monday, Sept. 6 (Labor Day) No classes (university closed)
Monday, Sept. 20 Deadline to declare JD Writing Requirement
Monday, Sept. 20 Deadline to apply for January 2022 graduation 
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 18-19 No classes (fall break)

Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 22-24

Monday and Tuesday replace the days missed for Fall Break.

Wednesday is the last day of classes (replaces day missed for Labor Day—follow Monday class schedule)

Thursday-Friday, Nov. 25-26 No classes (university closed for Thanksgiving)
Saturday-Wednesday, Nov. 27-Dec. 1 Reading period
Thursday-Wednesday, Dec. 2-15 Final Exams
Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 16-Jan. 9 Winter Break
Friday, Jan. 14 Degrees conferred for fall 2021 graduates

Spring 2022 Law School Academic Calendar

Monday-Friday, Jan. 3-7 Orientation week for new students    
Monday, Jan. 10 Classes begin   
Friday, Jan. 14 Deadline for registration and all schedule adjustments
Monday, Jan. 17 No classes (university closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday)
Friday, Jan. 21 Tuition payment deadline    
Monday, Feb. 7 Deadline to declare JD Writing Requirement
Monday, Feb. 7 Deadline to apply for May 2022 graduation
Monday-Sunday, March 7-13 No classes (spring break)
Monday, April 18 Last day of law classes
Tuesday-Sunday, April 19-24 Reading period
Monday-Friday, April 25-May 6 Final exams
Sunday, May 15 Commencement Day; spring degrees conferred