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Academic Calendar

Fall 2022 Term


EVENT                                                                    DATE

New Student Orientation                                      August 3 – 5

Classes Begin                                                        August 8

Drop/Add for Fall Courses                                    August 8 – 12

Labor Day (No Classes)                                         September 5

Deadline to Withdraw                                            October 6

Last Day of Classes                                               November  3

Reading Days                                                         November 4 – 8

Exam Period                                                           November 9 – 18

Tuition Due for Spring Term                                  December 1


Spring 2023 Term

EVENT                                                                    DATE

New Student Orientation                                      January 4 - 6

Classes Begin                                                        January 9

Drop/Add for Fall Courses                                    January 9 - 13

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Classes)              January 16

Spring Break                                                          March 13 - 17

Deadline to Withdraw                                            March 24

Last Day of Classes                                               April 20

 Reading Days                                                        Reading Days April 21 - 25

Exam Period                                                           April 26 - May 5


Course Schedules & Book Lists

2023 Spring Course Schedule

2022 New Student Orientation Schedule

2022 Fall Course Schedule

2022 Fall Exam Schedule

2022 Fall Book List

Course Descriptions

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Definition of a Credit Hour

The College of Law adheres to federal law and ABA definitions of a credit hour. ABA Standard 310(b) provides a “credit hour” is an amount of work that reasonably approximates:

    • (1) not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and two hours of out-of-class student work per week for fifteen weeks, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or
    • (2) at least an equivalent amount of work as required in subparagraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution, including simulation, field placement, clinical, co-curricular, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

The College of Law currently operates on 15-week semesters in the Fall and Spring and an 8-week Summer term, inclusive of reading days and final exams. For College of Law purposes, in-class time is calculated in 50 minute “hours” per credit over 15 weeks, or other equivalent for more-condensed courses. All faculty instruction time is calculated at this rate. All other academic time is calculated in 60-minute hours. This means that at least 42.5 total hours, accumulated through some combination of in-class and out-of-class time, are required for a "credit hour." 

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