Students

Academic Calendars

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

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.