2008-2009 Academic Calendar

FALL SEMESTER 2008
May
5 Mon Last day to drop most fall clinics (except Govt Lawyering Clinic & Judicial Clerkship; see course descriptions)
August
18-22, 25-26 Mon-Fri First year JD orientation
18-22 Mon-Fri LLM International and Exchange Student Orientation
22 Fri Transfer Student Orientation
27 Wed First day of classes
September
1 Mon Labor Day holiday (no classes)
2 Tues Last day to add an upper-level course without faculty approval *
12  Fri Last day to drop spring Govt Lawyering Clinic
23 Tue Last day to drop an upper-level course without a PW *
26 Fri Pre-registration for January Intersession courses begins
October
16-17 Thur-Fri Fall break (no classes)
20 Mon Pre-registration for January Intersession ends
21 Tue Last day to drop an upper-level course without faculty approval *
27 Mon Last day to drop most spring Clinics (except Judicial Clerkship & Govt Lawyering Clinic; Read course descriptions)
November
12 Wed 7:30am – Online registration for spring classes for 3Ls and LLMs
14 Fri 7:30am – Online registration for spring classes for 2Ls
26-30 Wed-Sun Thanksgiving break
December
1 Mon Drop deadline for January Intersession classes
2 Tue Thursday classes meet (Tuesday classes do not meet)
3 Wed Friday classes meet (Wednesday classes do not meet)
3 Wed Last day of classes (Friday classes meet)
8-19 Mon-Fri Exam Period
INTERSESSION - JANUARY 2009
January
5-9 Mon-Fri Upper-level students: January Intersession (optional for upper-level students)
[1 unit courses; Unit counts towards Spring 2009 semester; Note: Negotiation meets Mon, 1/5 - Wed, 1/7; All other courses meet Mon 1/5 - Fri, 1/9]
7-9 Wed-Fri 1Ls: Career Services Programming (required for 1Ls)
SPRING SEMESTER 2009
January
12 Mon First day of classes for spring semester
16 Fri Last day to add a spring upper-level course without faculty approval *
19 Mon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday holiday (no classes)
February
6 Fri Last day to drop an upper-level course without a PW
(permitted withdrawal) reflected on transcript *
March
6 Fri Last day to drop an upper-level course without faculty approval *
9-15 Mon-Sun Spring break
April
8 Wed Online registration for fall classes for rising 3Ls & returning LLMs
10 Fri Online registration for fall classes for rising 2Ls
17 Fri Last day of classes
20-5/1 Mon-Fri Exam period
May
1 Fri Last day of exam period
15 Fri Commencement Day

*(unless otherwise specified in course description or by professor)

[Updated 11/19/08; this calendar is subject to change]