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 (campus closed)December 21–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
CommencementSunday, May 10, 2020
Summer 2020
Accelerated Trial Advocacy (Refund Policy)May 26
Lawyering Skills III/Clinics (Refund Policy)June 8
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
Make-up class for July 4 holidayTBD
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

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

The 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.