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Academic Calendar

Cornell Law School Academic Calendar

Spring Term '13
Tuesday, January 15 Lawyering Program instruction begins for first-year students
Monday, January 21 Spring term instruction begins in all other first-year courses & for upperclass students
Saturday, March 16
Spring recess begins
Monday, March 25 Instruction resumes
Friday, April 26 Spring term instruction ends
Wednesday, May 1 Final examinations for upperclass students begin
Thursday, May 2 Final examinations for first-year students begin
Friday, May 10 Final examinations for upperclass students end
Sunday, May 12 Law School Convocation
Tuesday, May 14 Final examinations for first-year students end
Sunday, May 26 University Commencement

fall Term '13
Tuesday, August 20
Orientation & University Registration for new LL.M. students [one-year Masters program]
Monday, August 26
Orientation & University Registration for all new J.D. students [three-year J.D. program]
Wednesday, August 28
Fall term instruction begins [Note: Law School classes will be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2013]
Saturday, October 12
Fall recess begins
Monday, October 21
Instruction resumes
Wednesday, November 27
Thanksgiving recess begins
Monday, December 2
Instruction resumes
Friday, December 6
Instruction ends
Wednesday, December 11
Final examinations begin
Friday, December 20
Final examinations end

Spring Term '14
Tuesday, January 14 Lawyering Program instruction begins for first-year students
Monday, January 20 Spring term instruction begins in all other first-year courses & for upperclass students
Saturday, March 29
Spring recess begins
Monday, April 7
Instruction resumes
Friday, April 25 Spring term instruction ends
Wednesday, April 30
Final examinations for upperclass students begin
Thursday, May 1
Final examinations for first-year students begin
Friday, May 9
Final examinations for upperclass students end
Sunday, May 11 Law School Convocation
Tuesday, May 13 Final examinations for first-year students end
Sunday, May 25 University Commencement