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  Jun 23, 2024
2019-2020 Colleges of Law General Catalog 
2019-2020 Colleges of Law General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Academic Calendar




4.1 Juris Doctor Program Delivery/Length

The Juris Doctor degree program is an on-site program that is comprised of a Fall and Spring semester (15 weeks plus study and exam weeks) and a 10-week summer session.

The Hybrid Juris Doctor program is a blend of online and onsite learning that is comprised of a Fall, Spring and Summer semester (15 weeks plus exams). Some online elective courses may be eight weeks.  Students in the Hybrid JD program are required to attend on-site, weekend residencies that occur four times per semester.

4.2 Master of Legal Studies Program Delivery/Length

The Master of Legal Studies program is delivered online and is comprised of a Fall, Spring and Summer semester, each of which has two, 8-weeks terms (e.g. Fall I and Fall II).

4.3 Calendars and Attendance

  1. Students are cautioned not to make discretionary plans that might prevent them from attending class, required residencies, or completing course assignments during academic terms. Attendance is not excused except for compelling or unavoidable circumstances.
  2. Before starting their first semester, students in the JD and HJD programs are required to attend the Orientation and Legal Boot Camp scheduled a week before classes begin.  In extraordinary circumstances, a student may file a written petition with the Dean for permission to miss some or all of the Orientation/Legal Book Camp program.  The Dean will make a final decision about whether to grant the petition, and it shall be granted only for good cause shown.  A student may be administratively withdrawn from their program for an unexcused absence from this program.
  3. The School reserves the right to change calendar dates beyond the current academic year.
  4. For onsite courses: during the Fall and Spring semesters, holiday make-up classes generally are held the same week, generally on the night when classes do not regularly meet (Tuesday in Ventura; Wednesday in Santa Barbara) except when class schedules require otherwise; but may be held on Saturdays or weeknights. Summer holiday make-ups may be held on Saturdays or weeknights. Dates will be announced in course syllabi as circumstances allow.
  5. See the Academic Calendars for the JD program here the HDJ program here and MLS Programs here.