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Academic Calendar

Download a PDF of the 2022-2023 calendar.

The Law School reserves the right to alter this calendar.

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

Spring 2023

January 9
Spring Law Classes Begin
All Day
January 16
Martin Luther King Day Holiday: Classes Will Not Meet
All Day
February 24
Q-III Classes End
All Day
February 27
Q-IV Classes Begin
All Day
March 3
Spring Recess Begins at the end of classes
All Day
March 13
All Law Classes Resume
All Day
April 21
Law Classes End
All Day
April 22
until April 24
Reading Period
April 25
until May 5
Spring Examinations
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
June 5
ML Summer Classes begin
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.