Academic Calendar

Fall 2015 Semester

Dates Days Event
August 18 - 21 Tuesday - Friday First-year student orientation
August 24 Monday Fall Semester classes begin
August 24 - 28 Monday-Friday Final Add/Drop for Fall Semester
September 7 Monday Labor Day (no classes)
November 25 - 27 Wednesday - Friday Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)
(Univ. Closed Thursday and Friday)
December 1 Tuesday Friday Class Schedule
December 3 Thursday Last Day of Classes
December 7-18 Monday-Friday Fall Semester Examinations

Spring 2016 Semester

Dates Days Event
January 6 - 9 Wednesday - Saturday Annual AALS Meeting, Washington DC
January 6 - 12 Wednesday - Tuesday Final Add/Drop for Spring Semester
January 6 Wednesday Spring Semester classes begin
January 18 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King Day (no classes)
March 7 - 11 Monday-Friday Spring Recess (no classes)
March 11 Friday Spring Holiday (University closed)
April 20 Wednesday Last Day of Classes
April 25 - May 5 Monday - Thursday Spring Semester Examinations
May 8 Sunday Law School Graduation

2015-2016 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