Fall Semester 2023

Description Date
Labor Day Monday, September 4
(State holiday)
Law classes begin Wednesday, September 6
Thanksgiving recess

Thursday, November 23 - Sunday, November 26

Law classes end
Thursday, December 7
Law Exam Period begins Saturday, December 9
Winter Commencement Sunday, December 17
(No exams)
Law Exam Period ends Thursday, December 21

Spring Semester 2024

Description Date
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 15
(State holiday)
Law classes begin Tuesday, January 16
(Note: earlier than most of the University)
Spring Recess Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 31
Law classes end
Wednesday, April 24
Law Exam Period begins Saturday, April 27
Law Exam Period ends Thursday, May 9
Commencement Activities Friday, May 10 - Saturday, May 11

The UW Academic Calendar, which gives information for several years into the future, is helpful in getting dates for the first day of classes (fall term only) and holidays, but does NOT provide accurate information for Law School orientation, last day of Law classes, Law exam periods, grade reports, or spring-term first day of Law classes.

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