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Academic and Legislative Calendars

2019-20 Academic Calendar

Summer 2019

Summer 2019 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
May 15WednesdayLaw classes begin
May 15WednesdayClinic classes begin
May 27MondayMemorial Day (No classes)
July 4ThursdayIndependence Day (observed - no classes)
July 26FridayLast 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/schedules/index.html

Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
August 15-16Thursday -FridayFirst-Year Orientation
August 19MondayLaw Classes Begin
September 2MondayLabor Day (No Classes)
October 7-8Monday-Tuesday1L Midterm Exams
October 10-11Thursday-FridayFall Break (No Classes)
November 21-27Thursday-WednesdayLegislative Days. See Legislative Calendar for details (Make-up days for classes missed due to Holidays/Breaks).
November 27WednesdayLast day of classes
November 28-29Thursday-FridayThanksgiving Vacation (No Classes)
December 2-3Monday-TuesdayReading period
December 4-13Wednesday-FridayFinal Examination Period
December 13FridayFinal examination make-up day, as applicable
December 14SaturdayCommencement

Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
January 8WednesdayLaw Classes Begin
January 20MondayMartin Luther King Day (No Classes)
March 15-22Sunday-SundaySpring Break (No Classes)
April 22WednesdayLegislative Day (Make-up day for classes missed due to Martin Luther King Day Holiday)
April 22WednesdayLast Day of Classes
April 23-24Thursday-FridayReading Period
April 27-May 8Monday-FridayFinal Examination Period
May 9SaturdaySchool of Law Convocation
May 16SaturdayUNM Main Campus Commencement

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.

2020-21 Academic Calendar

Summer 2020

Summer 2020 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
May 13WednesdayLaw classes begin
May 13WednesdayClinic classes begin
May 25MondayMemorial Day (No classes)
July 3FridayIndependence Day (observed - no classes)
July 24FridayLast 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/schedules/index.html

Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
August 13-14Thursday -FridayFirst-Year Orientation
August 17MondayLaw Classes Begin
September 7MondayLabor Day (No Classes)
October 5-6Monday-Tuesday1L Midterm Exams
October 8-9Thursday-FridayFall Break (No Classes)
November 19-25Thursday-WednesdayLegislative Days. See Legislative Calendar for details (Make-up days for classes missed due to Holidays/Breaks).
November 25WednesdayLast day of classes
November 26-27Thursday-FridayThanksgiving Vacation (No Classes)
November 30 - December 1Monday-TuesdayReading period
December 2-11Wednesday-FridayFinal Examination Period
December 12SaturdayCommencement

Spring 2021

Spring 2021 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
January 13WednesdayLaw Classes Begin
January 18MondayMartin Luther King Day (No Classes)
March 14-21Sunday-SundaySpring Break (No Classes)
April 28WednesdayLegislative Day (Make-up day for classes missed due to Martin Luther King Day Holiday)
April 28WednesdayLast Day of Classes
April 29-30Thursday-FridayReading Period
May 3-May 14Monday-FridayFinal Examination Period
May 15SaturdaySchool of Law Convocation
May 15SaturdayCommencement

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.

2019-20 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 2019

Three holidays occur during the Fall 2019 semester:

Fall 2019 Legislative Calendar
HolidayDate

Labor Day

Monday, September 2

Fall Break

Thursday and Friday, October 10-11

Thanksgiving

Thursday and Friday, November 28-29

Fall 2019 Legislative Calendar
DateDayClasses Become
November 21ThursdayMonday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Labor Day Holiday.
November 22FridayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of Fall Break.
November 25MondayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of Fall Break.
November 26TuesdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
November 27WednesdayFriday 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 2020

One holiday observance occurs during the Spring 2020 semester:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 20

Spring 2020 Legislative Calendar
DateDayClasses Become
April 22WednesdayMonday 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)

2020-21 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 2020

Three holidays occur during the Fall 2020 semester:

Fall 2020 Holiday/Breaks
HolidayDate

Labor Day

Monday, September 7

Fall Break

Thursday and Friday, October 8-9

Thanksgiving

Thursday and Friday, November 26-27

Fall 2020 Legislative Calendar
DateDayClasses Become
November 19ThursdayMonday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Labor Day Holiday.
November 20FridayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of Fall Break.
November 23MondayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of Fall Break.
November 24TuesdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
November 25WednesdayFriday 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 2021

One holiday observance occurs during the Spring 2021 semester:

Spring 2021 Holiday/Breaks
HolidayDate

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 18

Spring 2020 Legislative Calendar
DateDayClasses Become
April 28WednesdayMonday 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)