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Academic Calendar

Download a PDF of the 2022-2023 calendar.

The Law School reserves the right to alter this calendar.

Spring 2022

January 10
Spring Law Classes Begin
All Day
January 17
Martin Luther King Day: Classes Will Not Meet
All Day
March 4
Spring Recess Begins at the end of classes / Q-III Classes End
All Day
March 14
All Classes Resume / Q-IV Classes Begin
All Day
April 22
Law Classes End
All Day
April 23
until April 25
Reading Period
All Day
April 26
until May 6
Spring Examinations
All Day
May 11
2L JD/MBA Summer Classes begin-tentative
All Day
May 16
University-Wide Graduation Ceremony in the a.m. Penn Law School Graduation Ceremony at 3:00 p.m.
All Day

Fall 2022

September 5
Labor Day Holiday: No Classes
All Day
September 6
Fall Law Classes Begin
All Day
September 23
Faculty Retreat – Classes Will Not Meet
All Day
October 21
Q-I Classes End
All Day
October 24
Q-II Classes Begin
All Day
November 8
Election Day – Classes Will Not Meet
All Day
November 11
Will Follow Tuesday Class Schedule
All Day
November 24
until November 25
Thanksgiving Recess: Classes Will Not Meet
December 9
Classes End
All Day
December 10
until December 11
Reading Period
December 12
until December 21
Fall Exams (1L exams begin Tuesday, December 13)
December 22
Make-up Exams
All Day
December 23
Winter Recess Begins
All Day

*First-year students are advised that membership on the Law Review, and many of the Journals is determined through participation in a writing competition, tentatively scheduled from May 10 to May 20. Details will be announced in March 2021.

**Faculty are reminded that grades for all graduating students are due by 9 a.m. on Monday, May 10, and that the faculty meeting to vote degrees will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 14. Other grades are due one month after the exam.

*** In some years, special credit-bearing programs are scheduled across spring break. Details on any such programs will be announced in Fall.

Law School Graduation and Reception dates are tentative and subject to change.