2023-2024 Academic Calendar (Philadelphia Campus)

Fall Semester 2023*

DateActivity
August 7 – September 1Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 14Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 21Registration and Orientation for first-year students
August 22-25Continuation of Orientation and Law School Basics classes
August 28First day of classes for all courses
September 4Labor Day recess
November 7No classes due to Day of Civic Service on Election Day
November 22(Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 23 – 24Thanksgiving recess
December 7Last day of classes
December 8 – 21Final examinations

Intersession 2024 (Tentative)

DateActivity
January 8 – 12Intersession 2024 (Tentative)

Spring Semester 2024*

DateActivity
January 8 – 19Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
January 8 – 12Orientation for New International LL.M. Students
January 16First day of classes
January 19Diploma date
March 4 – 8Spring recess
April 29Last day of classes
May 1-13Final examinations
May 23Commencement

Philadelphia J.D. Summer Session 2024**

DateActivity
May 20-23Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
May 20First day of classes
May 27Memorial Day recess
May 28Due to Memorial Day, Monday classes will meet on Tuesday, May 28
July 3Last Day of Classes
(Thursday classes that would fall on July 4 will be made up earlier)
July 8 – 10Final examinations
July 15Diploma date [J.D.]
August 23Diploma 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.


2024-2025 Academic Calendar (Philadelphia Campus)

Fall Semester 2024*

DateActivity
August 5 – 30Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
August 12-23Orientation for International LL.M. Students
August 19-23Registration and Orientation for first-year students
August 26First day of classes for all courses
September 2Labor Day (no classes)
November 5No classes due to Day of Civic Service on Election Day
November 27(Wednesday) will follow a Friday class schedule
November 28 – 29Thanksgiving recess
December 5Last day of classes
December 6 – 19Final examinations

Intersession 2025 (Tentative)

DateActivity
January 6 – 10Intersession 2025 (Tentative)

Spring Semester 2025*

DateActivity
January 6 – 17Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
January 6 – 10Orientation for New International LL.M. Students
January 13First day of classes
January 16Diploma date
January 20Martin Luther King Day (no classes)
March 3 – 7Spring recess
April 28Last day of classes
April 30 – May 12Final examinations
May 22Commencement

Philadelphia J.D. Summer Session 2025**

DateActivity
May 19-23Schedule Revision/Registration [“Drop/Add”]
May 19First day of classes
May 26Memorial Day (no classes)
June 19Juneteenth (no classes)
July 3Last day of classes for J.D. students
July 24Last day of classes for Tax LL.M students
July 8 – 10Final examinations (J.D.)
July 15Diploma date [J.D.]
July 28-31Final Examinations (Tax LL.M.)
August 22Diploma date [LL.M.]

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