2015 – 2016 Academic Calendar (Philadelphia Campus*)

Date Activity

Fall Semester 2015

August 3 Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 17 Registration and Orientation for first-year students
August 18 – 21 First-year Legal Research & Writing and Litigation Basics classes
August 3 – 28 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 24 First day of classes for the other first-year courses and for all upper level courses
September 7 Labor Day recess
November 25 (Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 26 & 27 Thanksgiving recess
December 1 (Tuesday) will follow a Thursday class schedule
December 2 Last day of classes
December 4 – 21 Final examinations
January 4 – 8 Intersession 2016 (Tentative)
Date Activity

Spring Semester 2016

January 4 – 15 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
January 11 First day of classes
January 18 Classes are cancelled due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
January 22 Diploma date
February 29 – March 4 Spring recess
April 25 Last day of classes
April 27 – May 9 Final examinations
May 19 Commencement
Date Activity

Philadelphia Summer Session 2016

May 23 – 26 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
May 23 First day of classes
May 30 Due to Memorial Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, May 31
July 4 Independence Day Recess
July 5 Due to Independence Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, July 5
July 7 Last day of classes
July 11 – July 13 Final examinations
July 18 Diploma date [J.D.]
August 19 Diploma date [LL.M.]

2016 – 2017 Academic Calendar (Philadelphia Campus*)

Date Activity

Fall Semester 2016

August 8 Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 8 – September 2 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 22 Registration and Orientation for first-year students
August 23 – 26 First-year Legal Research & Writing and Litigation Basics classes
August 29 First day of classes for the other first-year courses and for all upper level courses
September 5 Labor Day recess
November 23 (Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 24 & 25 Thanksgiving recess
December 6 (Tuesday) will follow a Thursday class schedule
December 7 Last day of classes
December 9 – 21 Final examinations
January 2 – 6 Intersession 2016 (Tentative)
Date Activity

Spring Semester 2017

January 2 – 13 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
January 9 First day of classes
January 16 Classes are cancelled due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
January 20 Diploma date
March 6 – 10 Spring recess
April 24 Last day of classes
April 26 – May 8 Final examinations
May 18 Commencement
Date Activity

Philadelphia Summer Session 2017

May 22 – 25 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
May 22 First day of classes
May 29 Memorial Day Recess
May 30 Due to Memorial Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, May 30
June 27 Due to Independence Day recess, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, June 27
July 3 & 4 Independence Day recess
July 6 Last day of classes
July 10 – 12 Final Examinations
July 17 Diploma date [J.D.]
August 25 Diploma date [LL.M.]

* The calendar for each Foreign program is published in the brochure for the respective session in Rome, Japan and China.