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Academic Calendar

Summer 2023


May 8-June 2 (M-F) JD-LLM-LE Summer Immersion (2L JD-LLM-LE students only)

May 22-June 16 (M-F) Master’s Program in Judicial Studies (MJS students only)


June 19-July 19 (M-W) Leiden Summer Institute


July 12-August 4 (W-F) Summer Institute on Law, Language & Culture (International LLM students only)

Fall 2023


August 1-4 (Tu-F) Career Development (upper level JD students)

August 10-18 (Th-F) LEAD Week / Orientation (incoming students)

August 16 (W) LARW classes start

August 21 (M) 1L classes begin and upper-level classes begin

August 25 (F) Clinic Intensive Training

August 29 (T) Drop/Add ends for fall


September 4 (M) Labor Day. No classes

September 22 (F) Designated make-up day


October 6 (F) Designated make-up day

October 9 (M) End of 7th week of classes

October 16-20 (M-F) Fall Break (1L Writing Week)


November 17 (F) Designated make-up day

November 21 (Tu) Friday classes meet

November 22-26 (W-Su) Thanksgiving recess

November 30 (Th) Last day of classes


December 1 (F) Drop/Add ends for Winter session

December 5-15 (Tu-F) Examination Period

Spring 2024


January 10 (W) First LARW classes of the Spring

January 11 (Th) First day of classes

January 11-14 (Th-Su) Intensive Trial Practice Weekend

January 15 (M) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. No classes

January 22 (M) Drop/Add ends for spring


TBD Designated make-up day

February 29 (Th) End of 7th week of classes


March 11-17 (M-Su) Spring recess. No classes

March 27 (W) Hardt Cup begins

TBD Designated make-up day


April 2 (Tu) Final LARW classes meet

April 18 (Th) Last day of classes; Monday classes meet

April 19 (F) Reading period begins

April 23-May 3 (Tu-F) Examination Period


May 7 (Tu, 12pm) Graduating students clearing deadline

May 11 (Sat) Law School Convocation, diploma distribution

May 12 (Su) University Commencement