Welcome to UB School of Law.

Welcome to the School of Law

Congratulations on your admission to the University at Buffalo School of Law! The opportunity to pursue a path towards becoming a member of a selective and distinguished profession is a testament to your hard work and academic achievements.

We understand choosing a law school that is right for you is an important next step, and want you to feel right at home as you begin weighing your options. Our accepted students webpage has everything you need to get to know Buffalo.

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Visit our Post-Admissions Timeline to learn about what steps you need to take after you’ve been admitted.

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Mandatory Orientation will take place Monday, Aug. 23 – Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.

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Academic Calendar

It's never too early to plan ahead!

Below is your Academic Calendar for 2021-22. You can also download a printable version to keep by your desk.

Keep in mind that the University at Buffalo academic calendar is set by the Faculty Senate and University President. Dates may change at their discretion. If you have questions about the Academic Calendar, please contact the Office of Records, Registration, & Financial Aid.

Fall 2021

Monday, August 23 First Year Orientation Begins - Mandatory
Tuesday, August 24 LAWR Classes Begin for 1Ls and LL.M.s
Wednesday, September 1 All Upper Level and 1L Doctrinal Classes Begin
Monday, September 6 Labor Day - No Classes
Monday, September 27 Block 1 Ends
Tuesday, September 28 Block 2 Begins
Monday, October 18 – Friday, October 22

Make-up, Study and Review Week – No Regularly Scheduled Classses *

Monday, November 1 Block 2 Ends
Tuesday, November 2 Block 3 Begins
Wednesday, November 24 – Friday, November 26 Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 3
Block 3 Ends – Last Day of Classes
Saturday, December 4 – Sunday, December 5 Reading Days
Monday, December 6 – Friday, December 17 Final Exams
Saturday, December 18 Winter Recess Begins
Friday, January 14, 2022 Fall Grades Due

* Students are required to be available during this week for academic and other obligations including, but not limited to, journals, clinics, practica, meetings with advisors, mandatory LAWR sessions, and other out-of-class sessions with professors. Professors may schedule makeup classes on Monday, October 18, and Tuesday, October 19.

Bridge 2022

Monday, January 3 Block 4 Courses Begin - Upper Division Students
Tuesday, January 4 LAWR II Begins - First year students
Monday, January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes
Wednesday, January 26 Last Day of Bridge; Block 4 Ends
Thursday, January 27 Reading Day
Friday, January 28 Bridge Exams; LAWR II continues for 1Ls
Friday, February 4 Bridge Grades Due

Spring 2022

Monday, January 31 All Spring Classes Begin/Block 5; Spring LAWR II Schedule Begins
Friday, February 25 Block 5 Ends
Monday, February 28 Block 6 Begins
Monday, March 21 - Friday March 26 Spring Recess – No Classes
Friday, April 1 LAWR II ends for First year students; Block 6 Ends
Monday, April 4 Block 7 Begins
Friday, April 29 Last Day of Classes – Block 7 Ends
Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 1 Reading Days
Monday, May 2 - Friday May 13 Final Exams
Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15 Commencement – Exact date and time TBD
Wednesday, June 1 Spring Grades Due

Summer 2021

Monday, May 17Classes Begin
Monday, May 31

Memorial Day - No Classes

Monday, June 28Last Day of Class
Tuesday, June 29 Reading Day
Wednesday, June 30 Final Exams