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2014 - 2015 Academic Calendar

The Law School reserves the right to alter this calendar.



July 25 LLM Registration and Orientation 
July 28  LLM Summer Program Begins     

July 28

Los Angeles (Downtown); Atlanta

July 29 Los Angeles – (Century City); Dallas; Chicago
July 30 Houston; Miami
July 31 San Francisco
August 1 Menlo Park/Palo Alto

FALL 2014

August 5

OCR Kick-Off meeting (mandatory for 2Ls, suggested for 3Ls)

August 6-13 On-Campus Recruiting
August 14-29 Upper-level Call back Period
August 27 - 29

1st Year Registration and Orientation

Sept. 1 Labor Day: No Classes
Sept. 2 Fall Classes Begin: 1L, 2L, 3L & LLM
Sept. 22 Faculty Retreat: Upper-level Classes Will Not Meet
Sept. 22 1L Professionalism Program Classes
Oct. 17 Q-I Classes End: 2L, 3L & LLM
Oct. 20   Q-II Classes Begin: 2L, 3L & LLM
Nov. 27-28 Thanksgiving Recess: No Classes
Dec. 5  Classes End
Dec. 6-8 Reading Period
Dec. 9-19 Fall Examinations
Dec. 20 Winter Recess Begins



Jan. 12

Spring Term Classes Begin: 1L, 2L, 3L & LLM

Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Day: Classes Will Not Meet
February 27 Q-III Classes End: 2L, 3L & LLM
March 2 QIV Classes Begin: 2L, 3L, LLM
March 6 Spring Recess Begins at the end of classes***
March 16 All Classes Resume
April 24 Classes End
April 25-27 Reading Period
April 28-May 8 Spring Examinations
May 17  Penn Law Graduation, Verizon Hall: 9:00-11:15
Graduation Reception, The Law School: 1:00-3:00-pm****
May 18  University-Wide Graduation Ceremony, Franklin Field: 9:00am


*First-year students are advised that membership on the Law Review, and some of the Journals is determined through participation in a writing competition, tentatively scheduled from May 12 to May 22.  Details will be announced in March 2014.

**Faculty are reminded that grades for all graduating students are due by 9 a.m. on Monday, May 12, and that the faculty meeting to vote degrees will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 16.  Other grades are due one month after the exam.

***There may be an optional, intensive litigation training program for upper-level students during Spring Break.  Details will be announced in Fall.

****Law School Graduation and Reception Dates are Tentative and Subject to Change