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.

2020-2021 Academic Calendar (Philadelphia Campus)

Date Activity

Fall Semester 2020

August 3 – 28 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 10 – 21 Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 17 Registration and Orientation for first-year J.D. students
August 18 – 21 Continuation of Orientation
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
Date Activity

Intersession 2021 (Tentative)

January 4 – 8 Intersession 2021 (Tentative)
Date Activity

Spring Semester 2021

January 4 – 15 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
January 4 – 8 Orientation for New LL.M. International Students
January 11 First day of classes
January 18 Classes are cancelled due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
January 22 Diploma date
March 8 – 12 Spring recess
April 26 Last day of classes
April 28 – May 10 Final examinations
May 20 Commencement
Date Activity

Philadelphia Summer Session 2021

May 24 – 27 Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
May 24 First day of classes
May 31 Memorial Day recess
June 1 Due to Memorial Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, June 1
July 5 Independence Day Recess
July 6 Due to Independence Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, July 6
July 8 Last Day of Classes
July 12 – 14 Final examinations
July 19 Diploma date [J.D.]
August 20 Diploma date [LL.M.]

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