University of Wisconsin–Madison

Law School Academic Calendar

Spring Semester 2019 

Law Classes Begin Monday, January 14
(Note: earlier than most of the University)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 21
(State holiday; no classes)
Spring Recess Saturday - Sunday, March 16 - 24
Last Day Law Classes Wednesday, April 24
Law Exam Period Begins Saturday, April 27
Law Exam Period Ends Friday, May 10
Commencement Activities Friday, May 10; Saturday, May 11

Fall Semester 2019

Labor Day Monday, September 2
(State holiday; no classes)
Law Classes Begin Wednesday, September 4
Thanksgiving Recess Thursday - Sunday, November 28 - December 1
Last Day Law Classes Thursday, December 5
Law Exam Period Begins Saturday, December 7
Commencement Sunday, December 15
(No exams)
Law Exam Period Ends Friday, December 20

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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