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
Spring Advising WeekOctober 26 - 30
Spring RegistrationNovember 9 - 20
Last day of regular classNovember 23
Thanksgiving recess (no classes)/Reading periodNovember 24 - 30
Final examsDecember 1 - 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
Spring/Fall Advising WeekMarch 28 - April 1
Summer registrationApril 4 - 8
Fall registrationApril 11 - 22
Last day of regular classesMay 2
Reading periodMay 3 - 4
Final examsMay 5 - 19
CommencementSunday, June 5, 2016
Summer 2016
Accelerated Trial AdvocacyMay 24 – June 2
Memorial DayMay 30
First day of summer sessionJune 6
Last day to add/drop individual courses from summer session with tuition refundJune 12
Last day to withdraw pass from an summer session course (no tuition refund)June 26
Holiday (no classes)July 4
Make-up class for July 4 holidayJuly 8
Last day of summer sessionJuly 22
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.