The law school is on the semester system, with 14 weeks of classes and two weeks of exams in each semester. The fall semester generally begins the last week of August and ends before Christmas for a three-week winter break. The spring semester generally begins in mid-January and ends in early May, with a one-week spring break in March.
International students are required to attend a two-week Summer Institute beginning in mid August. U.S. students who have been away from law school for a very significant amount of time may also apply to attend the Summer Institute.