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.]
July 29Last Day of Classes [Graduate Tax]
August 2-5Final Examinations [Graduate Tax]
August 20Diploma date [LL.M.]

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

2021-2022 Academic Calendar (Philadelphia Campus)*

Fall Semester 2021*

DateActivity
August 9 – 27Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 9Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 16Registration and Orientation for first-year J.D. students
August 17 – 20Continuation of Orientation and Law School Basics classes
August 23First day of classes for all courses
September 6Labor Day recess
November 24(Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 25 – 26Thanksgiving recess
November 30(Tuesday) will follow a Thursday class schedule
December 1Last day of classes
December 3 – 20Final examinations

Intersession 2022 (Tentative)

DateActivity
January 3 – 7Intersession 2021 (Tentative)

Spring Semester 2022*

DateActivity
January 3 – 14Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
January 3 – 7Orientation for New LL.M. International Students
January 10First day of classes
January 17Classes are cancelled due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
January 21Diploma date
March 7 – 11Spring recess
April 25Last day of classes
April 27 – May 9Final examinations
May 19Commencement

Philadelphia Summer Session 2022*

DateActivity
May 23 – 26Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
May 23First day of classes
May 30Memorial Day recess
May 31Due to Memorial Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, May 31
July 4Independence Day Recess
July 5Due to Independence Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, July 5
July 7Last Day of Classes
July 11 – 13Final examinations
July 18Diploma date [J.D.]
August 19Diploma date [LL.M.]

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