Academic Calendar - 2016


* Dates may vary. Official dates have not yet been released from the California State Bar Examiners. For more information, please visit www.calbar.ca.gov.
DateEvent
January 1 New Years Day (School Offices Closed)
January 5 Last Day of September 2015 Semester (Master of Laws Programs)
January 6 Electronic Classroom - First Year Juris Doctor Subjects
January 11
Official start date for 1st Year JD Students
• Intro to Law
• Contracts
• Torts
• Criminal Law
• Legal Writing
January 13 Electronic Classroom - Advanced Years Juris Doctor Subjects
January 15 January 2016 Semester Begins (Master of Laws Program)
January 15 * Final Filing Deadline for February 2016 California Bar Exam (GBX)
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (School Offices Closed)
January 25 All Diploma requests for January order must be received
February 3 Electronic Classroom - First Year Juris Doctor Subjects
February 4 Last Day of October 2015 Semester (Master of Laws Programs)
February 10 Electronic Classroom - Advanced Years Juris Doctor Subjects
February 15 February 2016 Semester Begins (Master of Laws Program)
February 15 President's Day (School Offices Closed)
February 24, 25, 26 February 2016 California Bar Exam (GBX)
March 1 * Applications Available for June 2016 Baby Bar Exam (FYLSX)
March 1 * Applications Available for July 2016 California Bar Exam (GBX)
March 2 Electronic Classroom - First Year Juris Doctor Subjects
March 6 Last Day of November 2015 Semester (Master of Laws Programs)
March 9 Electronic Classroom - Advanced Years Juris Doctor Subjects
March 15 March 2016 Semester Begins (Master of Laws Program)
April 1 * Timely Filing Date for June 2016 Baby Bar Exam (FYLSX)
April 1 * Timely Filing Date for June 2016 California Bar Exam (GBX)
April 4
Official start date for 1st Year JD Students
• Intro to Law
• Contracts
• Torts
• Criminal Law
• Legal Writing
April 5 Start of Baby Bar Review Series
April 6 Electronic Classroom - First Year Juris Doctor Subjects
April 5 Last Day of December 2015 Semester (Master of Laws Programs)
April 13 Electronic Classroom - Advanced Years Juris Doctor Subjects
April 15 April 2016 Semester Begins (Master of Laws Program)
April 25 All Diploma requests for April order must be received
May 4 Electronic Classroom - First Year Juris Doctor Subjects
May 6 Last Day of January 2016 Semester (Master of Laws Programs)
May 11 Electronic Classroom - Advanced Years Juris Doctor Subjects
May 15 * Final Filing Deadline for June 2016 Baby Bar Exam (FYLSX)
May 15 May 2016 Semester Begins (Master of Laws Programs)
May 14
Official start date for 2nd & 3rd Year JD Students
• Business Organizations
• Community Property
• Evidence
• Criminal Procedure
May 23
Official start date for 4th Year JD Students
• Electives
• Wills and Trusts
• Remedies
• Advanced Legal Reasoning
• Professional Responsibility
• Uniform Commercial Code
May 30 Memorial Day (School Offices Closed)
June 1 Electronic Classroom - First Year Juris Doctor Subjects
June 6 Last Day of February 2016 Semester (Master of Laws Programs)
June 8 Electronic Classroom - Advanced Years Juris Doctor Subjects
June 13 * Final Filing for July 2016 California Bar Exam (GBX)
June 15 June 2016 Semester Begins (Master of Laws Program)
June 21 * June 2016 Baby Bar Exam (FYLSX)
July 1 Applications Available for October 2016 Baby Bar Exam (FYLSX)
July 4 Independence Day (School Offices Closed)
July 5 Last Day of March 2016 Semester (Master of Laws Programs)
July 6 Electronic Classroom - First Year Juris Doctor Subjects
July 11
Official start date for 1st Year JD Students
• Intro to Law
• Contracts
• Torts
• Criminal Law
• Legal Writing
July 13 Electronic Classroom - Advanced Years Juris Doctor Subjects
July 15 July 2016 Semester Begins (Master of Laws Program)
July 25 All Diploma requests for July order must be received
July 26, 27, 28 July 2016 California Bar Exam (GBX)
August 1 * Timely Filing Date for October 2016 Baby Bar Exam (FYLSX)
August 3 Electronic Classroom - First Year Juris Doctor Subjects
August 5 Last Day of April 2016 Semester (Master of Laws Programs)
August 10 Electronic Classroom - Advanced years Juris Doctor Programs
August 15 August 2016 Semester Begins (Master of Laws Program)
September 5 Labor Day (School Offices Closed)
September 4 Last Day of May 2016 Semester (Master of Laws Programs)
September 7 Electronic Classroom - First Year Juris Doctor Subjects
September 12 * Final Filing Deadline for October 2016 Baby Bar Exam (FYLSX)
September 12
Official start date for 1st Year JD Students
• Intro to Law
• Contracts
• Torts
• Criminal Law
• Legal Writing
September 14 Electronic Classroom - Advanced Years Juris Doctor Subjects
September 15 September 2016 Semester Begins (Master of Laws Programs)
September 16 Constitution Day Program
October 1 * Applications Available for Feb 2017 California Bar Exam (GBX)
October 5 Last Day of June 2016 Semester (Master of Laws Programs)
October 5 Electronic Classroom - First Year Juris Doctor Subjects
October 12 Electronic Classroom - Advanced Years Juris Doctor Subjects
October 15 October 2016 Semester Begins (Master of Laws Programs)
October 24 Official start date for 2nd & 3rd Year JD Students INSERT HERE
October 24 All Diploma requests for October order must be received
October 25 * October 2016 Baby Bar Exam (FYLSX)
October 31* Timely Filing Date for February 2017 California Bar Exam (GBX)
November 2 Electronic Classroom - First Year Juris Doctor Subjects
November 4 Last Day of July 2016 Semester (Master of Laws Programs)
November 9 Electronic Classroom - Advanced Years Juris Doctor Programs
November 15 November 2016 Semester Begins (Master of Laws Program)
November 24, 25 Thanksgiving Holidays (School Offices Closed)
December 5 Last Day of August 2016 Semester (Master of Laws Programs)
December 7 Electronic Classroom - First Year Juris Doctor Subjects
December 12
Official start date for 4th Year JD Students
• Electives
• Wills and Trusts
• Remedies
• Advanced Legal Reasoning
• Professional Responsibility
• Uniform Commercial Code
December 14 Electronic Classroom - Advanced Years Juris Doctor Subjects
December 15 December 2016 Semester Begins (Master of Laws Programs)
December 23, 26 Christmas Eve & Christmas Day (School Offices Closed)