MSL Calendar

2022-2023 Academic Calendar 

The MSL program operates on the semester system with a Summer option.  Each semester consists of two 7-week and two 1-week sessions (known as "Power Weeks").  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/residential/calendar/.

Fall 2022

Date Event
August 2022
22-26 Orientation (Fall 2022 Entering Students)
29 Fall 1 Seven-Week Session Begins
September 2022
2 Add/Drop Deadline for Fall 1 Seven-Week Session
5 Labor Day Holiday: No Classes
October 2022
7 Add/Drop Deadline for Fall 1 Power Week Session
16 Fall 1 Seven-Week Session Ends
16-23 Fall 1 Power Week Session
24 Fall 2 Seven-Week Session Begins
28 Add/Drop Deadline for Fall 2 Seven-Week Session
November 2022
24-25 Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes
December 2022
2 Add/Drop Deadline for Fall 2 Power Week Session
11 Fall 2 Seven-Week Session Ends
11-18 Fall 2 Power Week Session
19 Winter Break / Intersession begins

Spring 2023

Date Event
January 2023
9 Spring 1 Seven-Week Session Begins
13 Add/Drop Deadline for Spring 1 Seven-Week Session
16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - no classes
February 2023
17 Add/Drop Deadline for Spring 1 Power Week Session
26 Spring 1 Seven-Week Session Ends
26 - Mar 5 Spring 1 Power Week Session
March 2023
6 Spring 2 Seven-Week Session Begins
10 Add/Drop Deadline for Spring 2 Seven-Week Session
18-26 Spring Break: no classes
27 Northwestern Monday, no classes
April 2023
21 Add/Drop Deadline for Spring 2 Power Week Session
30 Spring 2 Seven-Week Session Ends
30 - May 7 Spring 2 Power Week Session
May 2023
12 Law School Convocation Ceremony

Summer 2023

Date Event
June 2023
19 Summer session begins
23 Add/Drop Deadline for Summer Seven-Week Session
July 2023
4 Independence Day Holiday - no classes
July 28 Add/Drop Deadline for Summer Power Week
August 2023
6 Summer session ends
6-13 Summer Session Power Week