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Law Academic Calendar

The School of Law Academic Calendar contains all dates and deadlines associated with the fall and spring terms for St. Mary’s Law. You can find the University Academic Calendar on the St. Mary’s University website.

Summer 2017

May 15-23
Courses changes and registration
May 22
Summer 2017 School of Law Session 1 begins
May 22-25
Summer 2017 School of Law Session 1 – Intersession
May 24-26
Summer Session 1 – 75 percent refund period
May 28-July 1
Institute on Chinese Law and Business, Beijing
May 29
Memorial Day (University offices closed. No classes.)
May 29-31
Summer Session 1 – 50 percent refund period
June 1-5
Summer Session 1 – 25 percent refund period
June 5-8
Summer 2017 School of Law Session 1 – Intersession
June 12-15
Summer 2017 School of Law Session 1 – Intersession
June 19-22
Summer 2017 School of Law Session 1 – Intersession
June 23
Last day of classes for Summer 2017 School of Law Session 1. Last day to drop without academic penalty.
June 26-28
Summer 2017 School of Law Session 1 Final Exam Days
June 30-July 5
Courses changes and registration Summer 2017 School of Law Session 2
July 3
Summer 2017 School of Law Session 2 begins
July 3-Aug. 4
Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria
July 4
Independence Day (University offices closed. No classes.)
July 6-10
Summer 2 – 75 percent refund period
July 10-13
Summer 2017 School of Law Session 2 – Intersession
July 11-13
Summer 2 – 50 percent refund period
July 14-18
Summer 2 – 25 percent refund period
July 17-20
Summer 2017 School of Law Session 2 – Intersession
July 24-27
Summer 2017 School of Law Session 2 – Intersession
July 31-Aug. 3
Summer 2017 School of Law Session 2 – Intersession
Aug. 4
Last day of classes for Summer 2017 School of Law Session 2. Last day to drop without academic penalty.
Aug. 7-9
Summer 2017 School of Law Session 2 Final Exam Days

  • Fall 2017

    Aug. 12-13, 16
    Mandatory Orientation for first-year, evening J.D. students

    Aug. 14-16
    Mandatory Orientation for first-year, full-time J.D. students

    Aug. 17
    Mandatory Re-orientation for second-year J.D. students

    Aug. 18
    Mandatory Re-orientation for third-year J.D. students

    Aug. 14-26
    Courses changes online open

    Aug. 21
    Fall 2017 School of Law Classes begin

    Aug. 28-Sept. 1
    Fall 2017 – 75 percent refund period

    Sept. 4
    Labor Day (University offices closed. No classes.)

    Sept. 4-8
    Fall 2017 – 50 percent refund period

    Sept. 11-15
    Fall 2017 – 25 percent refund period

    Sept. 16
    First-year J.D. Student Family Day

    Oct. 2
    Marianist Bicentennial Picnic (Law classes cancelled from 3 to 5 p.m.)

    Oct. 9
    Fall break (Classes cancelled)

    Oct. 10
    Monday law classes meet instead of Tuesday classes. Tuesday law classes cancelled.

    Oct. 12
    Red Mass (Law evening classes cancelled)

    Nov. 23-24
    Thanksgiving (University closed. Classes cancelled)

    Dec. 1
    Last day of law classes for Fall 2017. Last day to drop without academic penalty.

    Dec. 4-15
    Fall 2017 School of Law Final Exam Days

    Dec. 16
    School of Law Hooding Ceremony



  • Spring 2018

    Jan. 5-16
    Courses changes online. Spring 100 percent refund period

    Jan. 10
    Spring 2018 School of Law session begins

    Jan. 15
    Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (University offices closed.)

    Jan. 17-24
    Spring 75 percent refund period

    Jan. 25
    Marianist Heritage Mass at 11:10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church

    Jan. 25-Feb. 1
    Spring 50 percent refund period

    Feb. 2-9
    Spring 25 percent refund period

    Feb. 14
    Ash Wednesday Liturgy at 11:20 a.m.

    March 12-16
    Spring Break

    March 30
    Good Friday (University offices closed. No classes.)

    April 5-7
    Law Weekend

    April 7
    Homecoming Oyster Bake (Baby Bake)

    April 19
    Friday School of Law classes meet instead of Thursday classes. No afternoon classes. Thursday classes cancelled.

    April 20
    Fiesta Oyster Bake (No School of Law Friday classes.)

    April 27
    Battle of Flowers. University offices close at noon. Last day of School of Law classes. Last day to drop without academic penalty

    April 30-May 11
    Final Exam Days

    May 19
    Spring School of Law Commencement in the Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Bill Greehey Arena


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