Academic Calendar


Download the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Fall 2018 Semester Calendar

Date Day of Week Event
August 3,  6-10 Friday, Monday-Friday IL Orientation
Aug. 13 Monday Classes begin.
Aug. 17 Friday

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to withdraw from law school and receive any tuition refund.

The withdrawal form must be completed by the law student, law school financial aid officer (currently Lisa Clark), and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (currently Professor Sarah Ludington). Students who withdraw from law school after 4:00 p.m. today will receive no tuition refund and will receive a grade of “W” [for “Withdrew”] for each course on his or her transcript.

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to add a course. Student must submit to the Registrar a “drop / add” form (required to add a course on or after August 13, 2018) fully completed and executed by the student and the relevant professor (the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, currently Professor Sarah Ludington, may sign on behalf of an adjunct professor).

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to submit to the Registrar a descriptive grading form (fully completed and executed by the student, the relevant faculty member, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs [currently Professor Sarah Ludington]).

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to submit to the Registrar an “Independent Study” form” (fully completed and executed by the student, the supervising faculty member, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs [currently Professor Sarah Ludington]).

Sept. 3 Monday Labor Day (no classes)
Sept. 4  Tuesday Deadline to submit character and fitness reports and dual degree updates.
Sept. 5 Wednesday Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to drop a course.
Oct. 3-5 Wednesday – Friday Fall break (no classes; classes will be made up on Tuesday, November 20, and Wednesday, November 21, respectively).
Oct. 26 Friday Withdrawal from a course after today, if permitted by both the relevant professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (currently Professor Sarah Ludington) will trigger a failing grade on the transcript.
Nov. 20 Tuesday Make-up day for Tuesday/Thursday classes.
Nov. 21 Wednesday Make-up day for Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes.  
Nov. 22  Thursday Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 23-26 Thursday – Monday Reading days.
Nov. 27 Tuesday Exam period begins.
Dec. 7 Friday Exam period ends.
Jan. 2 Wednesday Last day to submit finalized fall semester grades to registrar.

Spring 2019 Semester Calendar

Date Day of Week Event
Jan. 7 Monday Classes begin.
Jan. 11 Friday

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to withdraw from law school and receive any tuition refund. The withdrawal form must be completed by the law student, law school financial aid officer (currently Lisa Clark), and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (currently Professor Sarah Ludington). Students who withdraw from law school after 4:00 p.m. today will receive no tuition refund and will receive a grade of “W” [for “Withdrew”] for each course on his or her transcript.

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to add a course. Student must submit to the Registrar a “drop / add” form (required to add a course on or after January 3, 2019) fully completed and executed by the student and the relevant professor (the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, currently Professor Sarah Ludington, may sign on behalf of an adjunct professor).

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to submit to the Registrar a descriptive grading form (fully completed and executed by the student, the relevant faculty member, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs [currently Professor Sarah Ludington]).

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to submit to the Registrar an “Independent Study” form” (fully completed and executed by the student, the supervising faculty member, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs [currently Professor Sarah Ludington]).

Jan. 21 Monday Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes).
TBD TBD Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to drop a course. Student must submit to the Registrar a “drop/add” form (required to drop a course on or after January 3, 2019) fully completed and executed by the student and the relevant professor (the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, currently Professor Sarah Ludington, may sign on behalf of an adjunct professor).

Withdrawing from a course after today, if permitted by both the relevant professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (currently professor Sarah Ludington) will trigger the reflection of a grade of “W” [for “Withdraw”] on the transcript.

March 11-15 Monday – Friday Spring break (no classes).
March 29 Friday Withdrawal from a course after today, if permitted by both the relevant professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (currently Professor Sarah Ludington) will trigger a failing grade on the transcript.
April 18 Thursday  Last day of class.
April 19 Friday Good Friday observance (no classes).  
April 20-22 Saturday-Monday Reading days.
April 23 Tuesday Exam period begins.
May 3 Friday Exam period ends.
May 6 Monday All 3L grades due.
May 10 Friday Law School Graduation.
May 18 Saturday Last day to submit finalized spring semester grades to registrar.

Summer 2019 Semester Schedule (tentative)

Additional details and updated schedule forthcoming by April 2019.

 Date Day of Week  Event
May 20 Monday Classes begin.
    All final exams will conclude no later than July 22.


Download the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Fall 2017 Semester Calendar

Date Day of Week Event
August 4,  7-11 Friday, Monday-Friday IL Orientation
Aug. 14 Monday Classes begin.
Aug. 18 Friday

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to withdraw from law school and receive any tuition refund.

The withdrawal form must be completed by the law student, law school financial aid officer (currently Lisa Clark), and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (currently Professor Sarah Ludington). Students who withdraw from law school after 4:00 p.m. today will receive no tuition refund and will receive a grade of “W” [for “Withdrew”] for each course on his or her transcript.

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to add a course. Student must submit to the Registrar a “drop / add” form (required to add a course on or after August 14, 2017) fully completed and executed by the student and the relevant professor (the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, currently Professor Sarah Ludington, may sign on behalf of an adjunct professor).

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to submit to the Registrar a descriptive grading form (fully completed and executed by the student, the relevant faculty member, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs [currently Professor Sarah Ludington]).

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to submit to the Registrar an “Independent Study” form” (fully completed and executed by the student, the supervising faculty member, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs [currently Professor Sarah Ludington]).

September 4 Monday Labor Day (no classes)
Sept. 6 Wednesday Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to drop a course.
Oct. 5-6 Thursday – Friday Fall break (no classes; classes will be made up on Tuesday, November 21, and Wednesday, November 22, respectively).
Oct. 26 Thursday Withdrawal from a course after today, if permitted by both the relevant professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (currently Professor Sarah Ludington) will trigger a failing grade on the transcript.
Nov. 21 Tuesday Thursday classes held (make-up of October 5)
Nov. 22 Wednesday Friday classes held (make-up of October 6).
Nov. 23-27 Thursday – Monday Reading days.
Nov. 28 Tuesday Exam period begins.
Dec. 8 Friday Exam period ends.

Spring 2018 Semester Calendar

Date Day of Week Event
January 4 Thursday Monday classes are held (make-up of holiday on Jan. 15).
January 5 Friday

Friday classes are held (make-up of holiday on
March 30)

January 10 Wednesday

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to withdraw from law school and receive any tuition refund. The withdrawal form must be completed by the law student, law school financial aid officer (currently Lisa Clark), and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (currently Professor Sarah Ludington). Students who withdraw from law school after 4:00 p.m. today will receive no tuition refund and will receive a grade of “W” [for “Withdrew”] for each course on his or her transcript.

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to add a course. Student must submit to the Registrar a “drop / add” form (required to add a course on or after January 4, 2018) fully completed and executed by the student and the relevant professor (the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, currently Professor Sarah Ludington, may sign on behalf of an adjunct professor).

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to submit to the Registrar a descriptive grading form (fully completed and executed by the student, the relevant faculty member, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs [currently Professor Sarah Ludington]).

Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to submit to the Registrar an “Independent Study” form” (fully completed and executed by the student, the supervising faculty member, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs [currently Professor Sarah Ludington]).

January 15 Monday Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes).
January 29 Monday Last day (4:00 p.m. deadline) to drop a course. Student must submit to the Registrar a “drop/add” form (required to drop a course on or after January 4, 2018) fully completed and executed by the student and the relevant professor (the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, currently Professor Sarah Ludington, may sign on behalf of an adjunct professor).

Withdrawing from a course after today, if permitted by both the relevant professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (currently professor Sarah Ludington) will trigger the reflection of a grade of “W” [for “Withdraw”] on the transcript.

March 5-9 Monday – Friday Spring break (no classes).
March 23 Monday Withdrawal from a course after today, if permitted by both the relevant professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (currently Professor Sarah Ludington) will trigger a failing grade on the transcript.
March 30 Friday Good Friday observance (no classes).
April 20 Friday Last day of class.
April 21-23 Saturday-Monday Reading days.
April 24 Tuesday Exam period begins.
May 4 Friday Exam period ends.
May 7 Monday All 3L grades due.
May 11 Friday Law School Graduation.

Summer 2018 Semester Schedule

 Date Day of Week  Event
May 21 Monday Classes begin.
July 20  Friday All final exams conclude.
Aug. 8 Wednesday Last day to submit finalized grades for summer semester to registrar.