Students

Academic Calendar

Fall 2019
Orientation for new JD studentsAugust 19–22
First day of regular classes (tuition and fees payment due) (Refund Policy)August 26
Labor Day (no classes)September 2
Last day to add/drop individual courses with tuition refund (Refund Policy)September 6
Graduation application deadlineSeptember 13
Last day to late drop with approval and receive "W" grade on academic record (Refund Policy)November 1
Spring registrationNovember 4–15
Last day of regular classNovember 25
Review sessions/reading periodNovember 26–December 1
Thanksgiving HolidayNovember 28–29
Final examsDecember 2–December 13
CommencementSunday, December 15, 2019
No classesDecember 16–January 12
Winter recess (administrative offices closed)December 24–January 1
Spring 2020
Administrative offices openJanuary 2
Orientation for new JD studentsJanuary 6–9
First day of regular classes (tuition and fees payment due) (Refund Policy)January 13
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (campus closed)January 20
Last day to add/drop individual courses with tuition refund (Refund Policy)January 24
Graduation application deadlineJanuary 31
Last day to late drop with approval and receive "W" grade on academic record (Refund Policy)March 20
Spring Break (no classes)March 23–27
Summer registrationMarch 30–April 3
Fall registrationMarch 30–April 3
Last day of regular classesApril 20
Review sessions/reading periodApril 21–26
Final examsApril 27–May 8
CommencementSaturday, May 9, 2020
Summer 2020
Last day to add/drop Accelerated Trial Advocacy from summer session with tuition refund (Refund Policy)May 25
Accelerated Trial Advocacy (Refund Policy)May 26–June 4
First day of Externships and Lawyering Skills III (Refund Policy)June 8
Last day to add/drop Externships and Lawyering Skills III from summer session with tuition refund (Refund Policy)June 12
First day of summer session (tuition and fees payment due) (Refund Policy)June 15
Last day to add/drop individual courses from summer session with tuition refundJune 19
Independence Day Holiday (no classes)July 3
Last day to late drop with approval and receive "W" grade on academic record (Refund Policy)July 17
Last day of summer sessionJuly 31
Summer session final examsAugust 3–7
Fall 2020
Orientation for new JD students (day)August 17–19
Orientation for new JD students (evening)August 17–20
First day of regular classes (tuition and fees payment due) (Refund Policy)August 24
Last day to add/drop individual courses with tuition refund (Refund Policy)September 4
Labor Day (no classes)September 7
Graduation application deadlineSeptember 11
Last day to late drop with approval and receive "W" grade on academic record (Refund Policy)October 30
Spring registrationNovember 2–6
Last day of regular classNovember 23
Review sessions/reading periodNovember 24–29
Thanksgiving HolidayNovember 26–27
Final examsNovember 30–December 11
CommencementTBD
No classesDecember 14–January 10
Winter recess (administrative offices closed)December 24–January 3
Instructor grading deadlineJanuary 4
Spring 2021
Administrative offices openJanuary 4
Orientation for new JD studentsJanuary 4–7
First day of regular classes (tuition and fees payment due) (Refund Policy)January 11
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (campus closed)January 18
Last day to add/drop individual courses with tuition refund (Refund Policy)January 22
Graduation application deadlineJanuary 29
Last day to late drop with approval and receive "W" grade on academic record (Refund Policy)March 19
Spring Break (no classes)March 22–26
Summer registrationMarch 29–April 2
Fall registrationMarch 29–April 2
Last day of regular classesApril 19
Review sessions/reading periodApril 20–25
Final examsApril 26–May 7
CommencementSaturday, May 8, 2021
Instructor grading deadlineMay 28
Summer 2021
Accelerated Trial Advocacy (Refund Policy)May 17–26
Last day to add/drop Accelerated Trial Advocacy from Summer Session I with tuition refund (Refund Policy)May 19
First day of Externships (Refund Policy)June 7
First day of Summer Session II (tuition and fees payment due) (Refund Policy)June 14
Last day to add/drop individual courses from Summer Session II with tuition refund (Refund Policy)June 18
Independence Day Holiday (no classes)July 5
Last day to late drop with approval and receive "W" grade on academic record (Refund Policy)July 16
Last day of Summer SessionJuly 30
Summer Session final examsAugust 2–6
Instructor grading deadlineAugust 20

Each fall and spring semester includes 13 weeks of instruction, a reading period, and 2 weeks of final examinations.

UIC John Marshall Law School recognizes the diversity of religious practices of its students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, we have established a new policy of attendance to accommodate religious observance. In addition to the 25% allowed absences, students will be excused without penalty for two class sessions in each course enrolled every semester.

We further recognize that some faculty may choose to cancel and reschedule class to accommodate religious observance.