Academic Calendar

Academic calendars and exam schedules are maintained by the Office of the University Registrar. Calendars are created by a faculty committee under the direction of the Office of the Provost and are subject to change in the event of major disruptions (natural disasters, national emergencies, etc.) to the normal operations of W&M on the main campus in Williamsburg. 

View the Law School Academic Calendar in PDF format (2024-2025).

View the Law School Academic Calendar in PDF format (2023-2024).

View the Law School Academic Calendar in PDF format (2022-2023).

Law School Academic Calendar 2023-2024 
ONLINE LLM Calendar 2023-24
Start End
Fall 2023 LLM Online Session A August 28 October 18
Last day to add/drop Session A classes September 03
Spring 2024 registration October 30
Fall 2023 LLM Online Session B October 30 December 20
Last day to add/drop Session B classes November 5
Spring 2024 LLM Online Session A January 08 February 28
Last day to add/drop Session A classes January 14
Spring 2024 LLM Online Session B March 4 April 24
Last day to add/drop Session B Classes March 10
JD & Residential LLM Calendar 2023-24
SUMMER 2023 May 30 August 11
Summer Grades Due by Faculty August 18
LLM Summer 2023 Conferral August 25
JD Summer 2023 Conferral September 1
FALL 2023
August 14 December 14
Entering students begin Law Week August 14
Summer 2023 grades due by noon August 18
Law Classes Begin August 21
Add/Drop Period Ends, 4pm August 25
LLM Summer 2023 conferral August 25
Applications for Class of 2024 Graduation due September 1
JD Summer 2023 conferral September 1
Labor Day-Law School Offices Closed; LAW classes meet session September 4
Fall Break October 14 October 17
Election Day-Law School Offices Closed; LAW classes meet November 7
Thanksgiving Class Schedule-Classes meet, but fully remote instruction November 20 November 21
Thanksgiving Break, Offices Closed, no classes November 22 November 24
Classes end December 1
Reading Period December 2 December 3
Fall Final Exam Period December 4 December 14
SPRING 2024 January 16 May 09
Fall 2023 Grades Due by Faculty-by 9 a.m. January 09
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Law School Offices Closed, no classes January 15
Classes and Add/Drop begin January 16
Fall 2023 conferral January 19
Add/Drop ends 4 p.m. January 22
Spring Break-no classes March 9 March 17
Classes end April 26
Reading Period April 27 April 28
Spring Final Exam Period April 29 May 9
Spring 3L, 2L, & LLM Grades Due by Faculty May 13
William & Mary Commencement Weekend (all graduates) May 16 May 18
William & Mary Law School Ceremony, 9:00AM, & Reception following May 18
Spring 1L Grades Due by Faculty May 24