Past Calendar

Academic Calendar

Fall 2020
Event/DeadlinE Date(s)
In My Backyard (IMBY) Day of Service TBD
Orientation for new part-time JD students TBD
Orientation for new full-time JD students TBD
Orientation for transfer JD students TBD
Orientation for new LLM students TBD
Orientation for new SJD candidates TBD
First day of classes Friday, August 21
Add/drop period Friday, August 21 – Friday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.
Labor Day holiday (University closed; no classes) Monday, September 7
Last day to add externship credits, independent studies, moot court, mock trial, or journal credits Friday, September 11
Yom Kippur (University open; no classes) Monday, September 28
Last day to withdraw from a class with a 'W' Friday, October 30
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Monday, November 2
Spring registration begins Tuesday, November 17
Thanksgiving holiday (University closed; no classes) Thursday, November 26 –Sunday, November 29
Monday classes meet Monday, November 30
Monday classes meet (makeup day for Yom Kippur) Tuesday, December 1
Thursday classes meet (makeup day for Thanksgiving) Wednesday, December 2
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Wednesday, December 2
Deadline for submitting exam deferral requests Wednesday, December 2
Reading period Thursday, December 3 –Monday, December 7
Examinations begin Tuesday, December 8
Final due date for all assessments without an earlier deadline Friday, December 12
Examinations end Saturday, December 19
WCL Official Degree Award Date
 
Monday, December 21
Winter break (University closed; no classes) Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, January 3
December graduates grade due Tuesday, January 5
Grades for continuing students due Tuesday, January 5
Deadline for IP grades from Summer 2020. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Monday, January 18
Summer 2020
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Memorial Day Holiday (University closed; no classes) Monday, May 25
First day of classes Tuesday, May 26
Add/drop period Tuesday, May 26 – Monday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Monday, July 27
Reading Period Tuesday, July 28 –Thursday, July 30
Examinations Begin Friday, July 31
Examinations End Wednesday, August 5
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Wednesday, August 5
WCL Official Degree Award Date Tuesday, August 18
Deadline for 'IP' Grades from Spring 2020. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Wednesday, September 2
Spring 2020
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Orientation for New LLM Students TBD
First day of classes Wednesday, January 8
Add/drop period Wednesday, January 8 – Tuesday, January 14 at 11:59 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; no classes) Monday, January 20
Last Day to add externship credits, independent studies, moot court, mock trial, or journal credits Friday, January 24
Spring Break (University open; no classes) Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20
Classes Resume Monday, March 23
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Wednesday, April 1
Summer/Fall Registration Begins Wednesday, April 15
Monday classes meet (Makeup for MLK Day)
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday)
Wednesday, April 22
Last day to withdraw from a class with a 'W' (extended deadline as a one time exception due to coronavirus) Wednesday, April 22
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Wednesday, April 22
Reading period Thursday, April 23 – Monday, April 27
Examinations begin Tuesday, April 28
Examinations end Friday, May 8
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Friday, May 8
May Graduates Grades Due Monday, May 11
WCL Official Degree Award Date Sunday, May 17
Commencement Sunday, May 17
Grading Period Saturday, May 9 - Sunday, June 7
Deadline for 'IP' Grades from Fall 2019. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Monday, June 8
Fall 2019
Event/Deadline Date(s)
In My Backyard (IMBY) Day of Service Monday, August 12
Orientation for New Part-Time JD Students Tuesday, August 13 – Thursday, August 15 (evenings) and Saturday, August 17 (day)
Orientation for New Full-Time JD Students Tuesday, August 13 – Friday, August 16
Orientation for Transfer JD Students Thursday, August 15
Orientation for New LLM Students Tuesday, August 13 – Wednesday, August 14
Orientation for New SJD Candidates Wednesday, August 14
First Day of Classes (Friday classes meet) Friday, August 16
Add/drop period Friday, August 16 – Thursday, August 22 at 11:59 p.m.
Labor Day holiday (University closed; no classes) Monday, September 2
Last Day to add externship credits, independent studies, moot court, mock trial, or journal credits Friday, September 6
Deadline for 'IP' Grades from Spring 2019. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Monday, September 9
Yom Kippur (University open; no classes) Wednesday, October 9
Last day to withdraw from a class with a 'W' Friday, October 25
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, November 1
Spring Registration Begins Wednesday, November 13
Wednesday Classes meet (Makeup day for Yom Kippur) Tuesday, November 26
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Tuesday, November 26
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Tuesday, November 26
Reading Period Wednesday, November 27 – Wednesday, December 4
Thanksgiving holiday (University closed; no classes) Thursday, November 28 –Friday, November 29
Examinations begin Thursday, December 5
Examinations end Monday, December 16
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Monday, December 16
WCL Official Degree Award Date Saturday, December 21
Winter break (University closed; no classes) Monday, December 23 – Wednesday, January 1
Grading Period Tuesday, December 17 - Sunday, January 12
Deadline for 'IP' Grades from Summer 2019. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Monday, January 13
Summer 2019
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Memorial Day Holiday (University closed) Monday, May 27
First day of classes Tuesday, May 28
Add/drop period Tuesday, May 28 – Monday, June 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Independence Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on July 30) Thursday, July 4
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m.
Constructive Thursday (Thursday classes meet; no other classes meet) Tuesday, July 30
Last day of classes Tuesday, July 30
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Tuesday, July 30
Reading Period Wednesday, July 31 –Thursday, August 1
Examinations Begin Friday, August 2
Examinations End Wednesday, August 7
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Wednesday, August 7
August Graduates Grades Due Monday, August 14
WCL Official Degree Award Date Sunday, August 18
Deadline for In Progress Grades from Previous Semester. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Tuesday, September 4
Spring 2019
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Orientation for New LLM Students TBD
First day of classes Wednesday, January 9
Add/drop period Wednesday, January 9 – Tuesday, January 15 at 11:59 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on April 24) Monday, January 21
Last Day to add externship credits, independent studies, moot court, mock trial, or journal credits Friday, January 25
Spring Break (University open; no classes) Sunday, March 10 – Sunday, March 17
Classes Resume Monday, March 18
Last day to Withdraw from a Class with a W Friday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m.
Registration for Summer 2019 semester begins April 10
Registration for Fall 2019 semester begins April 10
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m.
Constructive Monday (Monday classes meet; no other classes meet) Wednesday, April 24
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Wednesday, April 24
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Wednesday, April 24
Reading period Thursday, April 25 – Monday, April 29
Examinations begin Tuesday, April 30
Examinations end Thursday, May 9
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Thursday, May 9
May Graduates Grades Due Monday, May 13
WCL Official Degree Award Date Sunday, May 19
Commencement Sunday, May 19
Deadline for In Progress Grades from Previous Semester. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Friday, June 7
Fall 2018
Event/Deadline Date(s)
In My Backyard (IMBY) Day of Service Monday, August 20
Orientation for New Part-Time JD Students Tuesday, August 21 – Thursday, August 23 (evenings) and Saturday August 25 (day)
Orientation for New Full-Time JD Students Tuesday, August 21 – Friday, August 24
Orientation for Transfer JD Students Thursday, August 23
Orientation for New LLM Students Tuesday, August 21 – Wednesday, August 22
Orientation for New SJD Candidates TBD
First Day of Classes Friday, August 24
Add/drop period Friday, August 24 – Thursday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m.
Labor Day holiday (University closed; no classes) Monday, September 3
Last Day to add externship credits, independent studies, moot court, mock trial, or journal credits Friday, September 14
Yom Kippur (University open; no classes) Wednesday, September 19
Registration for Spring 2019 semester begins Thursday, November 8
Last day to Withdraw from a Class with a W Friday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving holiday (University closed; classes rescheduled on Tuesday, December 4) Thursday, November 22 – Sunday, November 25
Constructive Thursday (Thursday classes meet; no other classes meet) Tuesday, December 4
Last day of classes (regular Wednesday classes meet) Wednesday, December 5
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Request> Wednesday, December 5
Reading Period Thursday, December 6 – Monday, December 10
Examinations Tuesday, December 11
Examinations end Thursday, December 20
Final Due Date for All Assessments without an Earlier Deadline Thursday, December 20
WCL Official Degree Award Date Friday, December 21
Winter break (University closed; no classes) Monday, December 24 – Tuesday, January 1
December Graduates Grades Due Wednesday, January 9
Deadline for Pending Grades from Previous Semester. Missing grades will convert to an F after this date. Friday, January 18

 

Summer 2018
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Memorial Day Holiday (University closed; classes rescheduled on June 1) Monday, May 28
First day of classes Tuesday, May 29
Add/drop period Tuesday, May 29 - Saturday, June 2 at 11:59 p.m.
Make-up for Memorial Day (Monday classes meet) Friday, June 1
Independence Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on July 6) Wednesday, July 4
Make-up for Independence Day (Wednesday classes meet) Friday, July 6
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Last day of classes Saturday, July 28
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Saturday, July 28
Reading Period Sunday, July 29 - Tuesday, July 31
Examinations Begin Wednesday, August 1
Examinations End Monday, August 6
WCL Official Degree Award Date Saturday, August 18
Spring 2018
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Orientation for New LLM Students Friday, January 5
First day of classes Monday, January 8
Add/drop period Monday, January 8 - Saturday, January 13 at 11:59 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on April 23) Monday, January 15
Spring Break Sunday, March 11 - Sunday, March 18
Registration for Summer 2018 semester begins Thursday, April 12
Registration for Fall 2018 semester begins Thursday, April 19
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m.
Monday classes meet (make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) Monday, April 23
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holiday) Monday, April 23
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Monday, April 23
Reading period Tuesday, April 24 - Sunday, April 29
Examinations begin Monday, April 30
Examinations end Saturday, May 12
WCL Official Degree Award Date Sunday, May 20
Commencement Sunday, May 20
 
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Orientation for New Part-Time JD Students Wednesday, August 16 (evening), Thursday, August 17 (evening), Saturday, August 19 (morning)
Orientation for New Full-Time JD Students Thursday, August 17 - Friday, August 18
Orientation for Transfer JD Students Thursday, August 17 (evening) - Friday, August 18
Orientation for New LLM Students Thursday, August 17 - Friday, August 18
Orientation for New SJD Candidates Friday, August 18
First day of classes Monday, August 21
Add/drop period Monday, August 21 - Saturday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
Labor Day holiday (University closed; classes rescheduled on Monday, November 27) Monday, September 4
Yom Kippur (University open; classes rescheduled on Thursday, November 30) Saturday, September 30
Registration for Spring 2018 semester Wednesday, November 8
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, November 3 at 5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving holiday (University closed; classes rescheduled on Tuesday, November 28 and Wednesday, November 29) Thursday, November 23 - Friday, November 24
Monday classes meet (make-up for Labor Day) Monday, November 27
Only Thursday classes meet (make-up for Thanksgiving - Thursday) Tuesday, November 28
Only Friday classes meet (make-up for Thanksgiving - Friday) Wednesday, November 29
Only Saturday classes meet (make-up for Yom Kippur) Thursday, November 30
Last day of classes (includes make-ups for holidays) Thursday, November 30
Reception for August and December Graduates Thursday, November 30
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Thursday, November 30
Reading Period Friday, December 1 - Tuesday, December 5
Examinations begin Wednesday, December 6
Examinations end Saturday, December 16
WCL Official Degree Award Date Thursday, December 21
Winter break (University closed) Saturday, December 23 - Monday, January 1
Summer 2017
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Memorial Day Holiday (University closed; classes rescheduled on Friday, June 2) Monday, May 29
First day of classes Tuesday, May 30
Add/drop period Tuesday, May 30 - Saturday, June 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Make-up for Memorial Day (Monday classes meet) Friday, June 2
Independence Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on Friday, July 7) Tuesday, July 4
Make-up for Independence Day (Tuesday classes meet) Friday, July 7
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, July 14 at 5:00 p.m.
Last day of classes Saturday, July 29
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Saturday, July 29
Reading Period Sunday, July 30 - Monday, July 31
Examinations Begin Tuesday, August 1
Examinations End Thursday, August 3
WCL Official Degree Award Date Friday, August 18
Spring 2017
Event/Deadline Date(s)
Orientation for New LLM Students Friday, January 6
First day of classes Monday, January 9
Add/drop period Monday, January 9 - Friday, January 13 at 11:59 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on Monday, April 24) Monday, January 16
Inauguration Day (University closed; classes rescheduled on Tuesday, April 25) Friday, January 20
Spring Break Sunday, March 12 - Sunday, March 19
Deadline for Non-Native English Speakers to request examination accommodations Friday, March 31 at 5:00 p.m.
Registration for Summer 2017 semester begins Wednesday, April 12 - Thursday, April 13
Registration for Fall 2017 semester begins Wednesday, April 12 - Thursday, April 13
Monday classes meet (make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) Monday, April 24
Friday classes meet (make-up for Inauguration Day) Tuesday, April 25
Last day of classes (includes make-up for holidays) Tuesday, April 25
Deadline for Submitting Exam Deferral Requests Tuesday, April 25
Reading period Wednesday, April 26 - Sunday, April 30
Examinations begin Monday, May 1
Examinations end Saturday, May 13
WCL Official Degree Award Date Sunday, May 21
Commencement Sunday, May 21