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Academic Calendar

2017–18 Academic Year

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Fall Semester 2017

Intensive Trial Advocacy Saturday, August 12 – Saturday, August 19, 2017
Orientation begins Monday, August 14
Saturday Trial Advocacy sections begin Saturday, August 19
First day of classes Monday, August 21
Labor Day (no classes) Monday, September 4
Administrative Cancellation (Rosh Hashanah; no classes) Wednesday, September 20, 4:00 p.m. and after; and Thursday, September 21
Thanksgiving vacation (no classes) Thursday, November 23 – Sunday, November 26
Monday classes meet (Labor Day make-up) Monday, November 27
Thursday classes meet (Rosh Hashanah make-up) Tuesday, November 28
Thursday classes meet (Thanksgiving make-up) Wednesday, November 29
Last day of classes: Friday classes meet and Wednesday classes starting 4:00 p.m. and after meet (Thanksgiving Friday and Rosh Hashanah evening make-up) Thursday, November 30
Make-Up Day Friday, December 1
Read period Saturday, December 2 – Tuesday, December 5
Final exams Wednesday, December 6 – Friday, December 15


Intensive Trial Advocacy Saturday, January 6 – Saturday, January 13, 2018


Spring Semester 2018

Saturday Trial Advocacy sections begin Saturday, January 13, 2018
Dr. King's Birthday (no classes) Monday, January 15
First day of classes Tuesday, January 16
Spring Break Saturday, March 10, 12:00 noon – Sunday, March 18
*Last day of classes: Monday classes meet (King Birthday make-up) Friday, April 27
Read period Saturday, April 28 – Tuesday, May 1
Final exams Wednesday, May 2 – Friday, May 11
Commencement Sunday, May 13

*Friday classes will not meet on Friday, April 27. Friday classes will meet only 13 times in the Spring 2018 semester. Instructors who teach Friday classes should arrange for a make-up class in one of the slots available for make-ups (see below).

Summer Session 2018

First day of classes Monday, May 21, 2018
Memorial Day (no classes) Monday, May 28
Monday classes meet (Memorial Day make-up) Friday, June 1
Independence Day (no classes) Wednesday, July 4
Wednesday classes meet (Independence Day make-up) Friday, July 6
*Last day of classes Thursday, July 12
Read period Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15
Final exams Monday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 18

*Classes that meet on a 10-week Summer schedule (e.g., Criminal Law) will end, and have exams, in early August.

Make-up classes: Day Division make-up classes during Fall and Spring semesters may be scheduled Tuesdays, 11:45–1:45, or Wednesdays, 3:00–3:55; Evening Division and Summer Session make-up classes may be scheduled Friday evenings.