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Academic and Legislative Calendars

2016-17 Academic Calendar

Summer 2016

DateDayEvent
May 18WednesdaySummer law classes begin
May 30MondayMemorial Day (No classes)
July 4MondayIndependence Day (observed- no classes)
July 29FridayLast day of classes

Fall 2016

DateDayEvent
August 17-18-19Wednesday-FridayFirst-Year Orientation
August 22MondayClasses Begin
September 5MondayLabor day (No Classes)
October 10Monday1L Practice Exams (1L Classes Canceled)
October 13-14Thursday-FridayFall Break (No Classes)
November 24-25Thursday-FridayThanksgiving Vacation (No Classes)
December 2FridayLast Day of Classes
December 5-6Monday-TuesdayReading period
December 7-15Wednesday-ThursdayFinal Examination Period
December 16FridayCommencement

Spring 2017

DateDayEvent
January 11WednesdayLaw Classes Begin
January 16MondayMartin Luther King Day (No Classes)
March 12-19Monday-FridaySpring Break (No Classes)
April 26WednesdayLast Day of Classes
April 27-28Thursday-FridayReading Period
May 1-11Monday-FridayFinal Examination Period
May 13SaturdayCommencement

Note: Examination periods are an integral part of the academic calendar. Students are expected to be available to sit for examinations during the designated period.

2016-17 Legislative Days

Fall 2016

Three holidays occur during the Fall 2015 semester:

Labor Day

Monday, September 5

Fall Break

Thursday and Friday, October 13-14

Thanksgiving

Thursday and Friday, November 24-25

In order to compensate for missed class days, the following schedule will be in effect for the final week of the fall semester:

DayClasses Become

Mon/11-28

Monday classes

Tues/11-29

Thursday classes

Wed/11-30

Friday classes

Thurs/12-1

Thursday classes

Fri/12-2

Friday classes (Last day for classes)

Spring 2017

One holiday occurs during the spring semester:

Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 16.

DayClasses Become

Wed, 04-26

Monday classes (Last Day of Classes)

2017-18 Academic Calendar

Summer 2017

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

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 6-14Wednesday-ThursdayFinal Examination Period
December 16FridayCommencement (Final examination make-up day, as applicable)

Spring 2018

DateDayEvent
January 10WednesdayLaw Classes Begin
January 15MondayMartin Luther King Day (No Classes)
March 5 - 9Monday-FridayMidterm Examinations
March 11-18Monday-FridaySpring Break (No Classes)
April 25WednesdayLast Day of Classes
April 26-27Thursday-FridayReading Period
April 30 - May 11Monday-FridayFinal Examination Period
May 12-13Thursday-FridayFinal Exam make-up days, as applicable.
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 based on the end dates any forgoing semester examination schedule.

2017-18 Legislative Days

Fall 2017

Three holidays 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

In order to compensate for missed class days, the following schedule will be in effect for the final week of the fall semester:

DateDayClasses Become
November 27MondayMake-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Labor Day Holiday (Monday for Monday)
November 28TuesdayMake-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of Fall Break (Tuesday for Thursday)
November 29WednesdayMake-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of Fall Break (Wednesday for Friday)
November 30ThursdayMake-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of the Thanksgiving Holiday (Thursday for Thursday)
December 1FridayMake-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of the Thanksgiving Holiday (Friday for Friday) (Last day for classes)

Spring 2018

One holiday occurs during the spring semester:

Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 15.

DateDayClasses Become
April 25WednesdayMake-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (Wednesday for Friday) (Last day for classes)