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.

2022-2023 Academic Calendar* (Philadelphia Campus)

Fall Semester 2022*

DateActivity
August 8 – September 2Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 15Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 22Registration and Orientation for first-year students
August 23-26Continuation of Orientation and Law School Basics classes
August 29First day of classes for all courses
September 5Labor Day recess
November 23(Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 24 – 25Thanksgiving recess
December 6(Tuesday) will follow a Thursday class schedule
December 7Last day of classes
December 9 – 21Final examinations

Intersession 2023 (Tentative)

DateActivity
January 9 – 13Intersession 2023 (Tentative)

Spring Semester 2023*

DateActivity
January 9 – 20Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
January 10 – 14Orientation for New International LL.M. Students
January 17First day of classes
January 20Diploma date
March 6 – 10Spring recess
May 1Last day of classes
May 3-15Final examinations
May 25Commencement

Philadelphia J.D. Summer Session 2023**

DateActivity
May 22 – 25Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
May 22First day of classes
May 29Memorial Day recess
May 30Due to Memorial Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, May 30
June 27Due to Independence Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, June 27
July 3 & 4Independence Day Recess
July 7Last Day of Classes
July 10 – 12Final examinations
July 17Diploma date [J.D.]
August 25Diploma date [LL.M.]

*The calendar for each Foreign program (Rome, Japan & China) is published separately.
**The Tax LL.M. Summer Session calendar is published separately.