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Academic and Legislative Calendars

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)

2019-20 Academic Calendar

Summer 2019

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

DateDayEvent
August 14-15-16Wednesday-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

DateDayEvent
January 8WednesdayLaw Classes Begin
January 20MondayMartin Luther King Day (No Classes)
March 8-15Sunday-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 9SaturdayCommencement

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:

Labor Day

Monday, September 2

Fall Break

Thursday and Friday, October 10-11

Thanksgiving

Thursday and Friday, November 28-29

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 2019 semester:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 20

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)