CWRU School of Law Academic Calendar 2023-2024: Schedule

Case Western Reserve University School of Law is among the eight Legal education schools in Cleveland, Ohio. The CWRU School of Law Academic Calendar for 2023 and 2024 years has been featured below.

Fall 2023 Law School Academic Calendar

Monday, Aug. 28Classes Begin
Tuesday, Aug. 29Late registration fee ($25) begins
Friday, Sept. 1Deadline for registration and all schedule assignments
Monday, Sept. 4Labor Day holiday – no classes; school closed
Friday, Sept. 8Tuition payment deadline
Monday, Sept. 25Deadline to declare JD Writing Requirement
Monday, Sept. 25Deadline to apply for January 2024 graduation 
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 23-24No classes (fall break)
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 23-24No classes (university closed for Thanksgiving)
Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 28-30Monday 11/27 and Tuesday 11/28 replace the days missed for Fall Break;
Wednesday 11/29 replaces day missed for Labor Day (follow Monday class schedule on Wednesday, November 29)
Friday, Dec. 1Last day of law classes
Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 2-6Reading period
Thursday-Wednesday, Dec. 7-20Final Exams
Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 21-Jan. 15Winter Break
Friday, Jan. 12Deadline for submitting grades for January grads  (all other grades are due 25 days from the exam administration date or last day of class)
Friday, Jan. 19Degrees conferred for fall 2023 graduates

Spring 2024 Law School Academic Calendar

Monday, Jan. 15Martin Luther King holiday–no classes; school closed
Tuesday, Jan. 16Classes begin   
Wednesday, Jan. 17Late Registration fee ($25) begins
Monday, Jan. 22Deadline for registration and all schedule adjustments
Friday, Jan. 26Tuition payment deadline    
Monday, Feb. 12Deadline to declare JD Writing Requirement
Monday, Feb. 12Deadline to apply for May 2024 graduation
March 11-15No classes (spring break)
Monday, April 22Last day of law classes
Tuesday-Sunday, April 23-28Reading period*
Monday-Friday, April 29 – May 10Final exams
Friday, May 10Deadline for submitting grades for May graduates
Friday, May 17Spring 2024 degrees conferred
TBD (May 16-19)Law Diploma Ceremony

*If needed, April 23 and 28 will be used as class make-up days for any snow days taken during the semester