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 Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 17 Registration and Orientation for first-year students
August 18 – 21 Continuation of Orientation and Litigation Basics Classes
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 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.