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 2020-21. 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 2020

Monday, August 24

First Year Orientation Begins- Mandatory

Tuesday, August 25

1L LAWR Classes Begin

Wednesday, September 2

All Upper Level and 1L Doctrinal Classes Begin
Monday, September 7 Labor Day - Classes will be held
Friday, September 25

Block 1 Ends

Friday, October 23

Block 2 Ends

Monday, October 26

Block 3 begins

Tuesday, November 24 Block 3 Ends – Last Day of Classes

Wednesday, November 25 – Friday, November 27

Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 28 – Sunday, December 6

Reading Days/Review Days *

Monday, December 7 - Friday, December 18

Final Exams – All exams held remote

Saturday, December 19

Winter Recess Begins

Friday, January 8

Fall Grades Due

* Professors may schedule individual, class, and group review sessions online.

Bridge 2021

Monday, January 4

Block 4 Courses Begin - Upper Division Students

Tuesday, January 12

LAWR II Begins- First year students

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No Classes

Wednesday, January 27

Last Day of Bridge/Block 4 ends

Thursday, January 28

Reading Day

Friday, January 29

Bridge Exams; LAWR II continues for first-year students

Friday, February 5

Bridge Grades Due

Spring 2021

Updated Mar. 17, 2021

Monday, February 1

All Spring Classes Begin/Block 5; Spring LAWR II schedule begins

Friday, February 26

Block 5 ends

Monday, March 1

Block 6 begins

Friday, March 26 Block 6 ends

Monday, March 29

Block 7 begins

Friday, April 2

LAWR II ends for First year students

Friday, April 23

Last Day of Classes – Block 7 ends

Saturday, April 24 – Sunday, May 2

Reading Days

Monday, May 3 - Friday May 14

Final Exams

Sunday, May 16 - 3:00


Wednesday, June 2

Spring Grades Due

Summer 2020

Monday, May 18

Classes begin

Monday, May 25

No Classes – Memorial Day

Monday, June 29

Last Day of Class

Tuesday, June 30

Reading Day

Wednesday, July 1

Final Exams