Academic Calendar


KU Law's academic calendar includes semester start and end dates, exam dates and academic breaks.

The Office of the University Registrar posts approved academic calendars for future years, which includes academic breaks through 2025-26. Please note that the semester start/end dates and finals dates listed on that calendar do not apply to the law school.


    KU Law Academic Calendar

    KU Law Academic Calendar
    August 2023
    8/17/2023 - 8/23/2023Orientation/Lawyering Skills classes (fall starters)
    8/21/2023 - 8/23/2023Orientation/Lawyering Skills classes (summer starters)
    8/24/2023Fall classes begin
    September 2023
    9/4/2023Labor Day holiday - no classes
    October 2023
    10/14/2023Fall Break begins - no classes
    10/18/2023Law classes resume
    November 2023
    11/22/2023Thanksgiving recess begins - no classes
    11/27/2023Law classes resume
    11/30/2023Constructive day for MTW classes
    December 2023
    12/1/2023Reading day
    12/4/2023First day of final examinations
    12/15/2023Last day of final examinations
    12/16/2023Winter recess begins
    January 2024
    1/3/2024Fall grades are due
    1/16/2024Spring 2024 law classes begin
    March 2024
    3/9/2024Spring Break begins - no classes
    3/18/2024Law classes resume
    April 2024
    4/19/2024Last day of class
    4/20/2024Reading Day
    4/22/2024First day of final exams
    May 2024
    5/3/2024Last day of final exams
    5/11/2024Law School Hooding Ceremony
    5/22/2024Spring grades are due