Students

2015-2016 Academic Calendars

Fall 2015
Orientation for new JDAugust 10 - 14
Orientation for new LLM & MJAugust 13
First day of regular classesAugust 17
Last day to add individual coursesAugust 23
Last day to drop individual courses with tuition refundAugust 30
Labor Day (no classes)September 7
Last day to withdraw pass from a course (no tuition refund)September 27
Last day of regular classNovember 23
Thanksgiving recess (no classes)/Reading periodNovember 24 - 30
Final examsNovember 29 - December 15
CommencementJanuary 17, 2016
Spring 2016
Orientation for new JDJanuary 11 - 14
Orientation for new LLM & MJJanuary 14
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)January 18
First day of regular classesJanuary 19
Last day to add individual coursesJanuary 25
Last day to drop individual courses with tuition refundFebruary 1
Last day to withdraw pass from a course (no tuition refund)February 28
Spring Break (no classes)March 13 - 20
Last day of regular classesMay 2
Reading periodMay 3 - 4
Final examsMay 5 - 19
CommencementTo Be Determined
Summer 2016
Memorial DayMay 30
Accelerated Trial AdvocacyMay 24 – June 2
First day of regular summer sessionJune 6
Last day to add/drop individual courses from regular summer session with tuition refundJune 12
Last day to withdraw pass from an early summer session course (no tuition refund)June 12
Last day to withdraw pass from an regular summer session course (no tuition refund)June 26
Holiday (no classes)July 4
Make-up class for July 4 HolidayJuly 8
Last day of regular summer sessionJuly 22
Regular summer session final examsJuly 25 – 29

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.