Academic Calendar

Beasley School of Law at Temple University, Japan Campus operates on an American academic calendar with thirteen-week semesters in fall and spring and a ten-week semester in the summer. The spring semester runs from January to early May. The fall semester begins in late August or early September and ends in early December, and the summer semester runs from mid-May to early August.

Note about the New Student Orientation

Every semester, on a weekend before classes start, the law program holds an orientation for all new local students. On Saturday, all new local students must attend the first hour of orientation as it discusses our policies and procedures. After the first hour, any new students who have not studied under the common law tradition must attend the one-day seminar on common law legal analysis.

Last updated: May 16, 2017

Summer 2017

May 13 (Saturday) New Student Orientation
May 15 (Monday) First day of classes
July 29 (Saturday) Last day of classes
July 31 (Monday) First day of exams
August 5 (Saturday) Last day of exams

Fall 2017

September 2 (Saturday) New Student Orientation
September 4 (Monday) First day of classes
December 2 (Saturday) Last day of classes
December 4 (Monday) First day of exams
December 11 (Monday) Last day of exams

Spring 2018

January 8 (Monday) JD Student Orientation / New Student Orientation
January 9 (Tuesday) First day of classes
February 26 (Monday) - March 3 (Saturday) Spring Break
April 16 (Monday) Last day of classes
April 18 (Wednesday) First day of exams
April 27 (Friday) Last day of exams

Summer 2018

May 12 (Saturday) New Student Orientation
May 14 (Monday) First day of classes
July 28 (Saturday) Last day of classes
July 30 (Monday) First day of exams
August 4 (Saturday) Last day of exams