Law School

Academic Calendar Dates

William & Mary's phased plan to reopen campus for in-person operations will include shifts for the academic year 2020-2021. Visit for more information.
Summer 2020
Non-Standard (NSL) Summer Session
March 23 Summer registration begins
May 18

First day of classes

Add/drop period begins

May 25

Memorial Day (offices closed, no classes)

June 1

Last day to add/drop

July 3

Independence Day (offices closed, classes in session)

August 14

Last day of classes


Final grades due one week after class ends at 12 p.m.

August 14

LLM summer graduation (degree conferral date, no ceremony)

September 1

JD summer graduation (degree conferral date, no ceremony)

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Fall 2020
August 12 Classes begin for first year students
August 17

Classes begin for continuing students

Add/drop period begins

August 21 Last day to add/drop
September 7 Labor Day (offices closed)
October 19-20

Spring 2021 registration for 3Ls

Spring 2021 registration for LLMs

October 21-22 Spring 2021 registration for 2Ls
November 2 Spring 2021 schedule adjustment begins at 8:30 a.m.
November 14 Last day of classes
November 15 Reading period for all students
November 25-29 Thanksgiving (offices closed)
November 30 Last day of exams
January 4, 2021 Final fall grades due at 9 a.m.
January 22, 2021 Winter degree conferral (no ceremony)

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