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
    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
    5/13/2024First day of classes (Upper-level first session)


    New Student Orientation/Lawyering Skills
    5/21/2024First day of classes (1Ls - first session)
    5/22/2024Spring grades due
    5/27/2024Memorial Day holiday - no classes
    June 2024
    6/13/2024Reading Day (Upper-level first session)
    6/14/2024Final Exams (Upper-level first session)
    6/17/2024Reading Day (1Ls - first session)
    6/17/2024First day of classes (Upper-level second session)
    6/18/2024Final Exams (1Ls - first session)
    6/19/20204Juneteenth holiday - no classes
    6/20/2024Final Exams (1Ls - first session)
    6/21/2024First day of classes (1Ls - second session)
    July 2024
    7/4/2024Independence Day holiday - no classes
    7/18/2024Reading Day (1Ls - second session)
    7/18/2024Reading Day (Upper-level - second session)
    7/19/2024Final Exams (1Ls - second session)
    7/19/2024Final Exam (Upper-level second session)
    7/22/2024Final Exams (1Ls - second session)
    August 2024
    8/22/2024-8/28/2024Orientation/Lawyering Skills fall starters
    8/26/2024-8/28/2024Orientation/Lawyering Skills summer starters
    8/29/2024Classes begin
    September 2024
    9/2/2024Labor Day holiday - no classes
    October 2024
    10/12/2024-10/15/2024Fall Break holiday - no classes
    10/16/2024Law classes resume
    November 2024
    11/272024-12/01/2024Thanksgiving recess - no classes
    December 2024
    12/2/2024Law classes resume
    12/4/2024Last day of classes
    12/5/2024Constructive Monday
    12/6/2024Reading Day
    12/9/2024First day of exams
    12/20/2024Last day of exams