Academic and Legislative Calendars

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

Summer course start and end dates 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 12-14Wednesday-FridayFirst-Year Law Student (1L) Mandatory Orientation
August 17MondayLaw Classes Begin
September 7MondayLabor Day (No Classes)
October 5-6Monday-Tuesday1L Midterm Exams
October 7Wednesday

Break Day (No Classes)

November 3Tuesday

Break Day (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 11/12Friday or SaturdayUNM Main Campus Commencement
(for exact date, time, and detailed information go online to the UNM Fall 2020 Commencement website at https://gradapp.unm.edu/events/event-u9us/)

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.

2021-22 Academic Calendar

Summer 2021

Summer 2021 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
May 19WednesdayClinic and Externship classes begin
May 31MondayMemorial Day (No classes)
June 7MondayLaw Classes Begin
July 5ThursdayIndependence Day (observed - no classes)
July 30FridayLast 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 2021

Fall 2021 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
August 18-20Wednesday -FridayFirst-Year Law Student (1L) Mandatory Orientation
August 23MondayLaw Classes Begin
September 6MondayLabor Day (No Classes)
October 11-12Monday-Tuesday1L Midterm Exams
October 14-15Thursday-FridayFall Break (No Classes)
November 25-26Thursday-FridayThanksgiving Vacation (No Classes)
November 29-December 3Monday-FridayLegislative Days. See Legislative Calendar for details (Make-up days for classes missed due to Holidays/Breaks).
December 3FridayLast day of classes
December 6-7Monday-TuesdayReading period
December 8-17Wednesday-FridayFinal Examination Period
December 17/18Friday/SaturdayUNM Main Campus Commencement

Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Academic Calendar
DateDayEvent
January 12WednesdayLaw Classes Begin
January 17MondayMartin Luther King Day (No Classes)
March 13-20Sunday-SundaySpring Break (No Classes)
April 27WednesdayLegislative Day (Make-up day for classes missed due to Martin Luther King Day Holiday)
April 27WednesdayLast Day of Classes
April 28-29Thursday-FridayReading Period
May 2-13Monday-FridayFinal Examination Period
May 14SaturdaySchool of Law Convocation
May 14SaturdayUNM 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 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

Break Days

Wednesday, October 7 and Tuesday, November 3

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 20FridayWednesday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Break Day Wednesday Oct. 7.
November 23MondayTuesday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Break Day Tuesday Nov. 3.
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)

2021-22 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 2021

Three holidays occur during the Fall 2021 semester:

Fall 2021 Legislative Calendar
HolidayDate

Labor Day

Monday, September 6

Fall Break

Thursday and Friday, October 14-15

Thanksgiving

Thursday and Friday, November 25-26

Fall 2021 Legislative Calendar
DateDayClasses Become
November 29MondayMonday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Monday of the Labor Day Holiday.
November 30TuesdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of Fall Break October 14.
December 1WednesdayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of Fall Break October 15.
December 2ThursdayThursday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Thursday of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
December 3FridayFriday class schedule will be followed. Make-up day for classes that would have occurred on the Friday of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Spring 2022

One holiday observance occurs during the Spring 2022 semester:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 17

Spring 2022 Legislative Calendar
DateDayClasses Become
April 27WednesdayMonday 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)