Academic Calendar

Summer Term 2014

JD/LLM-LE Summer Institute

Monday, May 12   First Day of Class
Friday, June 6                           Last Day of Class

Master’s Program in Judicial Studies

Monday, May 19   First Day of Class
Monday, May 26, Memorial Day No Classes
Friday, June 13 Last Day of Class

First-Year JD Students (Summer Start)

Thu-Friday, May 29–30 Orientation
Monday June 2 First Day of Class
Friday, July 4, Independence Day No Classes
Wednesday, July 23 Last Day of Class
Mon, July 28– Fri, August 1 Reading and Examination Period

Summer Institutes in Transnational Law (Hong Kong/Geneva)

Sunday, June 29   Orientation
Monday, June 30   First Day of Class, Term I
Friday, July 11                          Last Day of Class, Term I
Monday July 14                         First Day of Class, Term II
Friday, July 25                          Last Day of Class, Term II
Sun--Tue, July 27–29                 Reading and Examination Period

Summer Institute on Law, Language & Culture

Friday, July 18                          Orientation
Monday, July 21    First Day of Class
Wednesday, August 14 Last Day of Class

Fall Term 2014

Mon-Thu, August 11-14              On-Campus Interviewing (Upper Level JD Students)
Fri-Tue, August 15-26                 Professional Development & Callback Days
(Upper Level JD Students)
Mon-Fri, August 18–22               Orientation International LLM Students
Tues-Fri, August 19-22               LEAD WEEK / Orientation 1L Students
Wednesday August 20               LARW begins for 1Ls   
Wed-Fri, August 20–22              Orientation (Law & Entrepreneurship LLM Students)
Monday, August 25       First Day of regular 1L classes  
Wednesday, August 27              Upper-Level Classes Begin
Monday, September 1, Labor Day  All classes meet.
Friday, September 5                  Clinic Intensive Training
Sat-Sun, Sept. 13-14                 Guantanamo Clinic Standdown
Mon-Fri, October 13-17, Fall Break    No Classes. 1L Writing Week.
Wed-Fri, November 26–28  Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, December 3   First-Year Classes End
Thur-Sun, December 4–7   First Year Reading Period
Monday, December 8                First Year Examination Period Begins
Friday, December 5       Upper-Level Classes End
Sat-Tue, December 6–9             Upper-Level Reading Period
Wednesday, December 10 Upper Level Examination Period Begins
Friday, December 19                 Examination Period Ends

Wintersession Term 2015

Saturday, January 3                   First Day of Class
Wednesday, January 7              Last Day of Class

Spring Term 2015

Monday, January 5 LARW Writing Classes Resume
Thursday, January 8      First Day of Class
Thurs-Sun, January 15-18  Intensive Trial Practice Weekend
Monday, January 19                  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)
Make-up class on Thursday, April 16
Mon-Fri, Mar 9–13 Spring Break (No Classes)
Thurs, April 16                           Last Day of Class
Monday classes meet on this day.
Friday, April 17– Friday, May 1   Reading and Examination Period
Sat, May 9  Law School Hooding Ceremony
Sunday, May 10    University Commencement