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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.

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



  • Summer 2018

    May 17-22
    Courses changes and online registration

    May 21
    Summer 2018 School of Law Session 1 begins

    May 23-24
    Summer Session 1 – 75 percent refund period

    May 25-28
    Summer Session 1 – 50 percent refund period

    May 27-July 1
    Institute on Chinese Law and Business, Beijing

    May 28
    Memorial Day (University offices closed. No classes.)

    May 29-30
    Summer Session 1 – 25 percent refund period

    June 22
    Last day of classes for Summer 2018 School of Law Session 1. Last day to drop without academic penalty.

    June 25-27
    Summer 2018 School of Law Session 1 Final Exam Days

    June 28-July 3
    Courses changes and online registration Summer 2018 School of Law Session 2

    July 2
    Summer 2018 School of Law Session 2 begins

    July 2-Aug. 3
    Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria

    July 4
    Independence Day (University offices closed. No classes.)

    July 4-6
    Summer 2 – 75 percent refund period

    July 9-10
    Summer 2 – 50 percent refund period

    July 11-12
    Summer 2 – 25 percent refund period

    Aug. 3
    Last day of classes for Summer 2018 School of Law Session 2. Last day to drop without academic penalty.

    Aug. 6-8
    Summer 2018 School of Law Session 2 Final Exam Days


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