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Academic Calendar

Download a PDF of the 2024-2025 calendar.

The Law School reserves the right to alter this calendar.

Summer 2024

Date Event
May 15 2L JD/MBA Summer Classes Begin All Day
May 15 ML Orientation All Day
May 20 University-Wide Graduation Ceremony in the a.m. Penn Carey Law School Graduation Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. All Day
June 19 Juneteenth Holiday: Classes Will Not Meet & Law School is Closed All Day
July 4 July Fourth Holiday: Classes Will Not Meet & Law School is Closed All Day
August 27 until August 30 First-Year Orientation All Day

 

Fall 2024

Date Event
August 27
until August 30
First-Year Orientation
All Day
September 2
Labor Day Holiday: Law School Closed
All Day
September 3
Fall Law Classes Begin
All Day
September 19
Faculty Retreat: Only Adjunct-Taught Classes & LPS Cohorts Will Meet (Thursday)
All Day
October 18
Q-I Classes End
All Day
October 21
Q-II Classes Begin
All Day
November 5
Election Day: Classes Will Not Meet
All Day
November 8
Classes follow Tuesday Schedule
All Day
November 28
until November 29
Thanksgiving Recess: Classes Will Not Meet & Law School Closed
All Day
December 6
Fall Law Classes End
All Day
December 7
until December 8
Reading Period
All Day
December 9
until December 19
Fall Exams (1L exams begin Tuesday, December 10)
All Day
December 20
Make-up Exams
All Day
December 23
Winter Recess Begins
All Day

 

Spring 2025

Date Event
January 13 Spring Law Classes Begin All Day
January 20 Martin Luther King Day Holiday: Classes Will Not Meet & Law School Closed All Day
February 3 until February 7 Public Interest Week (16th Annual) All Day
February 28 Q-III Classes End All Day
March 3 Q-IV Classes Begin All Day
March 7 Spring Recess Begins at End of Classes All Day
March 17 All Law Classes Resume All Day
April 24 Spring Law Classes End All Day
April 25 until April 27 Reading Period All Day
April 28 until May 8 Spring Examinations All Day
May 9 Make-up Exams All Day
May 14 2L JD/MBA Summer Classes Begin All Day
May 18 Penn Carey Law School Graduation Ceremony - Time TBD All Day

Notes
*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 12, 2025. Details will be announced in March 2025.

**Faculty are reminded that grades for all graduating students are due by 9 a.m. on Monday, May 12, 2025 and that the faculty meeting to vote degrees will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16, 2025. Grades for 1Ls are due June 2 and grades for 2Ls are due June 9.

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