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Academic and Legislative Calendars

2017-18 Academic Calendar

Summer 2017

DateDayEvent
May 17WednesdayLaw classes begin
May 29MondayMemorial Day (No classes)
July 4TuesdayIndependence Day (observed- no classes)
July 28FridayLast day of classes

Individual summer course start and end dates may vary. For these particular dates, see the UNM School of Law online Schedule of Classes at:
http://lawschool.unm.edu/academics/common/docs/schedules/summer-schedule-2017.pdf

Fall 2017

DateDayEvent
August 16-17-18Wednesday-FridayFirst-Year Orientation
August 21MondayLaw Classes Begin
September 4MondayLabor day (No Classes)
October 9Monday1L Practice Exams (1L Classes Canceled)
October 12-13Thursday-FridayFall Break (No Classes)
November 23-24Thursday-FridayThanksgiving Vacation (No Classes)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 1Monday-FridayLegislative Days. See Legislative Calendar for details (Make-up days for classes missed due to Holidays/Breaks).
December 1FridayLast Day of Classes
December 4-5Monday-TuesdayReading period
December 6-15Wednesday-FridayFinal Examination Period
December 15FridayCommencement (Final examination make-up day, as applicable)

Spring 2018

DateDayEvent
January 10WednesdayLaw Classes Begin
January 15MondayMartin Luther King Day (No Classes)
March 11-18Sunday-SundaySpring Break (No Classes)
April 25WednesdayLegislative Day (Make-up day for classes missed due to Martin Luther King Day Holiday)
April 26-27Thursday-FridayReading Period
April 30 - May 11Monday-FridayFinal Examination Period
May 12SaturdayCommencement

NOTE: All Examination periods are an integral part of the academic calendar. Students are expected to be available to sit for examinations during the designated period. As various unforeseen circumstances may occur during any exam period, DO NOT make travel or other plans prior to the end dates of the semester examination schedule.

2017-18 Legislative Days

The Law School schedules Legislative Days as make-up days to compensate for class days missed due to breaks/holidays. These Legislative Days are scheduled during the last week of the fall and spring semesters.

Fall 2017

Three holidays/breaks occur during the Fall 2017 semester:

Labor Day

Monday, September 4

Fall Break

Thursday and Friday, October 12-13

Thanksgiving

Thursday and Friday, November 23-24

DateDayClasses Become
November 27MondayMonday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Labor Day Holiday.
November 28TuesdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of Fall Break.
November 29WednesdayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of Fall Break.
November 30ThursdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
December 1FridayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of the Thanksgiving Holiday. (Last day for classes)

Spring 2018

One holiday occurs during the spring semester:

Martin Luther King DayMonday, January 15
DateDayClasses Become
April 25WednesdayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (Last day for classes)

2018-19 Academic Calendar

Summer 2018

DateDayEvent
May 16WednesdayLaw classes begin
May 28MondayMemorial Day (No classes)
July 4WednesdayIndependence Day (observed - no classes)
July 27FridayLast day of classes

Individual summer course start and end dates may vary. For these particular dates, see the UNM School of Law online Schedule of Classes.

Fall 2018

DateDayEvent
August 15-16-17Wednesday-FridayFirst-Year Orientation
August 20MondayLaw Classes Begin
September 3MondayLabor Day (No Classes)
October 8Monday1L Practice Exams (1L Classes Canceled)
October 11-12Thursday-FridayFall Break (No Classes)
November 22-23Thursday-FridayThanksgiving Vacation (No Classes)
November 26-30Monday-FridayLegislative Days. See Legislative Calendar for details (Make-up days for classes missed due to Holidays/Breaks).
November 30FridayLast day of classes
December 3-4Monday-TuesdayReading period
December 5-14Wednesday-FridayFinal Examination Period
December 14FridayCommencement

Spring 2019

DateDayEvent
January 9WednesdayLaw Classes Begin
January 21MondayMartin Luther King Day (No Classes)
March 10-17Sunday-SundaySpring Break (No Classes)
April 24WednesdayLegislative Day (Make-up day for classes missed due to Martin Luther King Day Holiday)
April 24WednesdayLast Day of Classes
April 25-26Thursday-FridayReading Period
April 29 – May 10Monday-FridayFinal Examination Period
May 11SaturdayCommencement

NOTE: All Examination periods are an integral part of the academic calendar. Students are expected to be available to sit for examinations during the designated period. As various unforeseen circumstances may occur during any exam period, DO NOT make travel or other plans prior to the end dates of the semester examination schedule.

2018-19 Legislative Days

The Law School schedules Legislative Days as make-up days to compensate for class days missed due to breaks/holidays. These Legislative Days are scheduled during the last week of the fall and spring semesters.

Fall 2018

Three holidays occur during the Fall 2017 semester:

Labor Day

Monday, September 3

Fall Break

Thursday and Friday, October 11-12

Thanksgiving

Thursday and Friday, November 22-23

DateDayClasses Become
November 26MondayMonday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Labor Day Holiday.
November 27TuesdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of Fall Break.
November 28WednesdayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of Fall Break.
November 29ThursdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
November 30FridayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of the Thanksgiving Holiday. (Last day for classes)

Spring 2019

One holiday observance occurs during the Spring 2019 semester:

Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 21.

DateDayClasses Become
April 24WednesdayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (Last day for classes)