MSL Online Calendar

2020-2021 Academic Calendar 

The MSL Online Program operates on a semester calendar with a Summer option.  Each semester consists of two 8-week sessions.  The Law School reserves the right to make changes in this calendar.  A detailed current calendar can be found at https://www.law.northwestern.edu/academics/degree-programs/msl/program/online/calendar/

Fall 2020

Date Event
August 2020
10-21 Orientation
24 Fall 1 session begins
28 Add/drop deadline for Fall 1 session
September 2020
7 Labor Day Holiday - no classes
October 2020
16 Fall 1 session ends
19 Fall 2 session begins
23 Add/drop deadline for Fall 2 session
November 2020
26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes
December 2020
11 Fall 2 session ends
14-Jan 10 Winter Break

Spring 2021

Note:  Spring break was cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

Date Event
January 2021
6 Registration for Spring classes begins
11 Spring 1 Session Begins
15 Add/drop deadline for Spring 1 session
18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - no classes
March 2021
7 Spring 1 session ends
8 Spring 2 session begins
12 Add/drop deadline for Spring 2 session
29 Northwestern Monday, no classes
May 2021
2 Spring 2 session ends; Add/Drop Deadline for On-Campus Power Week
14 Law School Convocation Ceremony
16-22 On-Campus Power Week

Summer 2021

Date Event
June 2021
21 Summer session begins
25 Add/drop deadline for Summer
July 2021
5 Independence Day Holiday - no classes
August 2021
13 Summer session ends