Academic Calendar

Fall 2014 Semester

Dates Days Event
August 21 & 22 Thursday & Friday First-year student orientation
August 25 Monday Fall Semester classes begin
September 1 Monday Labor Day (no classes)
November 26-28 Wednesday-Friday Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)
(Univ. Closed Thursday and Friday)
December 2 Tuesday Friday Class Schedule
December 4 Thursday Last Day of Classes
December 8-19 Monday-Friday Fall Semester Examinations

Spring 2015 Semester

Dates Days Event
January 2-5 Friday-Monday Annual AALS Meeting, Washington DC
January 5 Monday Spring Semester classes begin
January 19 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King Day (no classes)
March 9-13 Monday-Friday Spring Recess (no classes)
March 13 Friday Spring Holiday (University closed)
April 20 Monday Last Day of Classes
April 23 - May 6 Thursday-Wednesday Spring Semester Examinations
May 8 Friday Law School Graduation

2014-2015 Academic Calendar Download

Fall 2014

  • "If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now": Thoughts From Prominent Lawyers on What They Should Have Done and Not Done When They Were in Law School To Prepare For Their Legal Careers--Thursday, Sept. 11 at 3:30 pm in the Courtroom
  • How Do I Figure Out What Kind of Law I Want to Practice?–Thursday, October 2 at 3:30 pm in the Courtroom
  • Public Law Careers & “Stepping Stones”: Is This For Me?–Thursday, October 23 at 3:30 pm in the Courtroom
  • Working in Private Law Firms: What's the Difference (Personally and Professionally) Between Working in Small, Medium & Large Firms?--Thursday, November 13 at 3:30 pm in the Courtroom

Spring 2015

  • There's More to Being a Lawyer Than Just "the Law": Lawyers As Leaders--Thursday, Jan. 15 at 3:30 pm in the Courtroom
  • Is It Possible to Be a Super Star Lawyer and Still Have a Personal Life/Family?--Thursday, February 5, at 3:30 pm in the Courtroom
  • Lawyering with Fries on the Sandwich: What Do Yinz Need to Know to Make It in the Pittsburgh Bar?--Thursday, Feb. 26 at 3:30 pm in the Courtroom
  • Handling Job Stress Without Becoming a Drug Addict or an Alcoholic: Some Good Advice & Some Cautionary Tales--Thursday, March 19 at 3:30 pm in the Courtroom