2018 - 2019 Academic Calendar (Philadelphia Campus*)

Date Activity

Fall Semester 2018

August 6 – 31 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 13 Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 20 Registration and Orientation for first-year students
August 21 – 24 First-year Litigation Basics classes
August 27 First day of classes for the other first-year courses and for all upper level courses
September 3 Labor Day recess
November 21 (Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 22 & 23 Thanksgiving recess
December 4 (Tuesday) will follow a Thursday class schedule
December 5 Last day of classes
December 7 – 20 Final examinations
Date Activity

Intersession 2019 (Tentative)

January 2 – 4 Intersession 2019 (Tentative)
Date Activity

Spring Semester 2019

January 2 – 11 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
January 7 First day of classes
January 18 Diploma date
January 21 Classes are cancelled due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
March 4 – 8 Spring recess
April 22 Last day of classes
April 24 – May 6 Final examinations
May 16 Commencement
Date Activity

Philadelphia Summer Session 2019

May 20 – 23 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
May 20 First day of classes
May 27 Memorial Day Recess
May 28 Due to Memorial Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, May 28
July 2 Tuesday will follow a Thursday class Schedule
July 3 Last day of classes
July 8 – 10 Final Examinations
July 15 Diploma date [J.D.]
August 23 Diploma date [LL.M.]

* The calendar for each Foreign program (Rome, Japan and China) is published separately.

2019-2020 Academic Calendar (Philadelphia Campus*)

Date Activity

Fall Semester 2019

August 5 – 30 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 12 Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 19 Registration and Orientation for first-year students
August 20 – 23 First-year Litigation Basics classes
August 26 First day of classes for the other first-year courses and for all upper level courses
September 2 Labor Day recess
November 27 (Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 28 & 29 Thanksgiving recess
December 3 (Tuesday) will follow a Thursday class schedule
December 4 Last day of classes
December 6 – 19 Final examinations
Date Activity

Intersession 2020 (Tentative)

January 2 – 4 Intersession 2019 (Tentative)
Date Activity

Spring Semester 2020

January 2 – 10 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
January 6 First day of classes
January 17 Diploma date
January 20 Classes are cancelled due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
March 2 – 6 Spring recess
April 20 Last day of classes
April 22 – May 4 Final examinations
May 14 Commencement
Date Activity

Philadelphia Summer Session 2020

May 18 – 21 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
May 18 First day of classes
May 25 Memorial Day recess
May 26 Due to Memorial Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, May 26
July 2 Last day of classes
July 6 – 8 Final examinations
July 13 Diploma date [J.D.]
August 21 Diploma date [LL.M.]

* The calendar for each Foreign program (Rome, Japan and China) is published separately.