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Please be advised that the start/end dates of a semester are subject to change until the final schedule is posted on LOCUS by the University Registrar.

Spring 2023 Calendar

DateEvent

January 7-14

Advanced Trial Practice/ChildLaw Trial Practice Intensive/ Trial Practice I Intensive

January 9

PROLAW Classes Begin

January 9-15

PROLAW Late Registration/Change of Registration-Dates to add a semester-long PROLAW course and withdraw from a course with “EC” (Erase Course)

January 14

Spring Semester Begins (Juris Doctor Classes)

January 14

First Saturday Class

January 14-23

J.D. Late/Change of Registration-Dates to add or drop a semester-long J.D. course with "EC" (Erase Course)

January 16

Martin Luther King Holiday – No Classes, Offices Closed

January 17

First Tuesday Class

January 18

First Wednesday Class

January 19

First Thursday Class

January 20

First Friday Class

January 21-22

First Weekend JD Session 1

January 23

First Monday Class

January 23

Graduate Legal Studies Online Classes Begin

January 23-29

GLS Late/Change of Registration-Dates to withdraw from an Online course with “EC” (Erase Course)

January 24-February 13

Dates to withdraw from a semester-long J.D. course with the grade of "W" (Withdrawal)

January 30-February 19

Dates to withdraw from an Online course with a grade of “W” (Withdrawal Passing)

February 4-5

Weekend JD Session 2

February 13-17

Prospective Fall 2023 Juris Doctor Graduates file for graduation

February 15

DEADLINE: Illinois Bar Exam July Application (3L/4L only)

February 18-19

Weekend JD Session 3

February 22

Summer Registration: SJD,LLM,MJ; Current 2nd/3rd year FT/PT JD (Prospective 3L/4L FT/PT

February 23

Summer Registration: Current 1st-year FT/PT JD (Prospective 2L FT/PT)

February 24

Summer Registration: All Others (Transfer and Visiting)

March 4-5

Weekend JD Session 4

March 5-11

Spring Break – No Classes

March 18-19

Weekend JD Session 5

March 27

Fall Registration: SJD,LLM, and MJ; Current 2nd/3rd-year PT JD(Prospective 3L/4L PT)

March 28

Fall Registration: Current 2nd-year FT JD (Prospective 3L FT)

March 29

Fall Registration: Current 1st-year PT JD (Prospective 2L PT)

March 30

Fall Registration: Current 1st-year FT JD (Prospective 2L FT)

March 31

Fall Registration: All Others (Transfer and Visiting)

April 1-2

Weekend JD Session 6

April 7

Easter Break, Good Friday – No Classes, Offices Closed

April 8

Easter Break, Holy Saturday, No Classes

April 9

Easter Sunday – No Classes

April 15-16

Weekend JD Session 7

April 22-23

Weekend Makeup Classes

April 23

Graduate Legal Studies Online Classes End

April 25

Last Tuesday Classes

April 26

Last Wednesday Classes

April 27

Last Thursday Classes

April 29

Last Saturday Classes

April 29

PROLAW Classes End

April 29-30 & May 6-7

Weekend Final Exams

May 1

Last Monday Classes

May 1-2

Study/Makeup Days

May 2

Last Friday Classes

May 2

Spring Semester Ends (Juris Doctor Classes)

May 3-11

Final Examinations

May 13

Law Commencement Ceremony

May 29

Memorial Day-No Classes, Offices Closed

June 1

All lockers must be cleaned out. Remaining contents will be discarded

Fall 2023 Calendar

DateEvent

March 27

Fall 2023 Registration: S.J.D., L.L.M., & M.J.; Current 2nd/3rd year PT JD (Prospective 3L/4L PT)

March 28

Fall 2023 Registration: Current 2nd-year FT JD (Prospective 3L FT)

March 29

Fall 2023 Registration: Current 1st-year PT JD (Prospective 2L PT)

March 30

Fall 2023 Registration: Current 1st-year PT JD (Prospective 2L FT)

March 30

Fall 2023 Registration: Current 1st-year FT JD (Prospective 2L FT)

March 31

Fall 2023 Registration: All others (Transfer and Visiting Students)

June 9

Last Day to schedule Graduation Interviews with prospective Jan 2024 Juris Doctor Graduates

July 24

Last Day to submit Fall J.D. Externship Applications

August 11

Deadline for Spring Course Approval Form

August 16-18

Orientation-1st year Full-Time (Time and Location TBA)

August 19

First Day of Fall Semester Classes

August 19

First Saturday Class

August 19-25

JD Late Registration/Change of Registration – Only days to add a semester-long JD course and withdraw from a course with “EC” (Erase Course)

August 21

First Monday Class

August 21-23

Locker re-assignments and CTA U Passes for upper-class students (Time and Location TBA)

August 22

First Tuesday Class

August 23

First Wednesday Class

August 24

First Thursday Class

August 25

Orientation- Part-Time Students (Time and Location TBA)

August 26-27

First PT Weekend JD Session

August 28

PROLAW Classes Begin

August 28 - September 3

PROLAW Late Registration/Change of Registration – Only days to add a semester-long PROLAW course and withdraw from a course with “EC” (Erase Course)

September 4

Labor Day-No Classes, Offices Closed

September 7 - October 10

Prospective May 2024 Juris Doctor Graduates File for Graduation

September 9-10

2nd PT Weekend JD Session

September 11

Graduate Legal Studies Online Classes Begin

September 11-17

GLS Late Registration/Change of Registration - Only days to add a Graduate Legal Studies Online course and withdraw from a course with “EC” (Erase Course)

September 15

Last day to withdraw from a semester-long JD course with a grade of “W” (Withdrawal Passing)

September 23-24

3rd PT Weekend JD Session

September 24

Last day to withdraw from a PROLAW course with a grade of “W” (Withdrawal Passing)

October 7-8

4th PT Weekend JD Session

October 8

Last day to withdraw from a GLS Online course with a grade of “W” (Withdrawal Passing)

October 21-22

5th PT Weekend JD Session

October 30

Spring 2024 Registration: All GLS students (S.J.D., LL.M., & M.J.)

October 30

Spring 2024 Registration: Third/Fourth Year Part-Time JD

October 31

Spring 2024 Registration: Third Year Full-Time JD

November 1

Spring 2024 Registration: Second Year Part-Time JD

November 2

Spring 2024 Registration: Second Year Full-Time JD

November 3

Spring 2024 Registration: First Year Full-Time & Part-Time JD

November 4-5

6th PT Weekend JD Session

November 6

Spring 2024 Registration: All Others (Transfer & Visiting Students)

November 18

Last Day of Saturday Classes

November 18-19

7th PT Weekend JD Session

November 19

Last Day of Sunday Classes

November 21

Last day of Tuesday Classes

November 22

Last day of Wednesday Classes

November 23-26

Thanksgiving Recess-No Classes

November 27

Last Day of Monday Classes

November 28

Last day of Thursday Classes

November 29

Last day of Friday Classes

November 29

Fall Semester Ends (Juris Doctor Classes)

November 30-December 1

Makeup/Study Dates

December 2-3 & 9-10

PT Weekend Final Exams

December 5-14

Final Weekday Examinations

December 9

PROLAW Classes End

December 10

Graduate Legal Studies Online Classes End

December 22 - January 1

Christmas Holiday-Offices Closed