Academic Calendar

2020-2021 Academic Calendar (Philadelphia Campus)

Fall Semester 2020

DateActivity
August 3 – 28Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 10 – 21Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 17Registration and Orientation for first-year J.D. students
August 18 – 21Continuation of Orientation
August 24First day of classes for the other first-year courses and for all upper level courses
September 7Labor Day recess
November 25(Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 26 – 27Thanksgiving recess
December 1(Tuesday) will follow a Thursday class schedule
December 2Last day of classes
December 4 – 21Final examinations

Intersession 2021 (Tentative)

DateActivity
January 4 – 8Intersession 2021 (Tentative)

Spring Semester 2021

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

Philadelphia Summer Session 2021

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

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