Students

Academic Calendar

Fall 2018
Anticipated orientation for new JD studentsAugust 14–17
First day of regular classes (tuition and fees payment due) (Related Policy)August 20
Last day to add/drop individual courses with tuition refundAugust 26
Labor Day (no classes)September 3
Graduation application deadlineSeptember 7
Last day to withdraw pass ("W") from a course without approval (no tuition refund) (Related Policy)September 30
Anticipated Spring registrationNovember 5–16
Last day of regular classNovember 19
Review sessions/reading periodNovember 20–29
Final examsNovember 30–December 14
CommencementSunday, December 16, 2018
No classesDecember 17–January 4
Winter recess (campus closed)December 22–January 1
Spring 2019
Administrative offices openJanuary 2
Anticipated orientation for new JD studentsJanuary 15–18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (campus closed)January 21
First day of regular classes (tuition and fees payment due) (Related Policy)January 22
Last day to add/drop individual courses with tuition refundJanuary 28
Graduation application deadlineFebruary 8
Last day to withdraw pass ("W") from a course without approval (no tuition refund) (Related Policy)March 3
Spring Break (no classes)March 10–17
Anticipated Summer registrationApril 1–5
Anticipated Fall registrationApril 15–26
Last day of regular classesApril 29
Review sessions/reading periodApril 30–May 5
Final examsMay 6–17
CommencementSunday, May 19, 2019
Summer 2019
Summer intersessionMay 28–June 6
First day of summer session (tuition and fees payment due) (Related Policy)June 10
Last day to add/drop individual courses from summer session with tuition refundJune 16
Last day to withdraw pass ("W") from a course without approval (no tuition refund) (Related Policy)June 30
Independence Day (no classes)July 4
Make-up class for July 4 holidayJuly 5
Last day of summer sessionJuly 26
Summer session final examsJuly 29–August 2
Fall 2019
Orientation for new JD studentsAugust 19–22
First day of regular classes (tuition and fees payment due) (Related Policy)August 26
Labor Day (no classes)September 2
Last day to add/drop individual courses with tuition refund (Related Policy)September 6
Graduation application deadlineSeptember 13
Last day to withdraw pass ("W") from a course without approval (no tuition refund) (Related 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
CommencementTBD
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) (Related Policy)January 13
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (campus closed)January 20
Last day to add/drop individual courses with tuition refund (Related Policy)January 24
Graduation application deadlineJanuary 31
Last day to withdraw pass ("W") from a course without approval (no tuition refund) (Related 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 (Related Policy)May 26
Lawyering Skills III/Clinics (Related Policy)June 8
First day of summer session (tuition and fees payment due) (Related 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 withdraw pass ("W") from a course without approval (no tuition refund) (Related Policy)July 17
Last day of summer sessionJuly 31
Summer session final examsAugust 3–7

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.