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Academic Calendar

Download a PDF of the 2023-2024 calendar.

The Law School reserves the right to alter this calendar.

Summer 2023

Date Event
May 10 2L JD/MBA Summer Classes begin All Day
May 15 University-Wide Graduation Ceremony in the a.m. Penn Carey Law School Graduation Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. All Day
May 15 CANCELED: ML Orientation All Day
June 5 ML Summer Classes begin All Day
June 12 Penn Early Recruiting Program (PEP) – applications due All Day
June 19 Juneteenth Holiday: Law School Closed All Day
July 4 July Fourth - Independence Day: Law School Closed All Day
July 21 Transfer Student Orientation All Day
July 31 LLM Orientation All Day
August 28 ML Orientation All Day

Fall 2023

Date Event
September 4
Labor Day Holiday: No Classes
All Day
September 5
Fall Law Classes Begin
All Day
September 22
Faculty Retreat – Classes Will Not Meet
All Day
October 20
Q-I Classes End
All Day
October 23
Q-II Classes Begin
All Day
October 30
until November 3
Public Interest Week
All Day
November 23
until November 24
Thanksgiving Recess: Classes Will Not Meet
All Day
December 8
Classes End
All Day
December 9
until December 10
Reading Period
All Day
December 11
until December 20
Fall Exams (1L exams begin Tuesday, December 12)
All Day
December 21
Make-up Exams
All Day
December 22
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.