Texas Tech University

2017-2018 School of Law Academic Calendar



Fall 2017

August 14 - 18
Orientation week

August 21
First day of classes

August 25
Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech tab of Raiderlink or in person in the Registrar's Office

August 30
Texas bar examination timely postmark deadline with the Texas Board of Law Examiners for the February Bar examination (www.ble.state.tx.us)

September 4
Labor Day, University holiday

September 6
Last day for student-initiated drop of a course on MyTech tab of Raiderlink or in person in the Registrar's Office and receive a refund

September 15
Timely deadline for first year law students who entered in July to file a Declaration of Intention to Study Law with the Texas Board of Law Examiners (www.ble.state.tx.us)

October 1
Timely deadline for first year law students who entered in August to file a Declaration of Intention to Study Law with the Texas Board of Law Examiners (www.ble.state.tx.us)

October 2
Last day to drop a course and receive an automatic W

October 15
Last day for May or August law degree candidates to file with the Law School an Intent to Graduate form

November 22 - 26
Thanksgiving holiday

November 30
Last day of classes

December 1
Reading day

December 4 - 15
Final exams

December 15
Graduate School Commencement for dual-degree students

December 16
Hooding Ceremony

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Spring 2018

January 9
First day of classes

January 15
Martin Luther King holiday

January 16
Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech tab of Raiderlink or in person with the Registrar's Office

January 25
Last day for student-initiated drop of a course on MyTech tab of Raiderlink or in person in the Registrar's Office and receive a refund

January 30
Texas Bar Examination timely postmark deadline with the Texas Board of Law Examiners for the July Bar examination (www.ble.state.tx.us)

February 20
Last day to drop a course and receive an automatic W

February 27 - March 1
February 2018 Texas Bar Exam

March 10 - 18
Spring break

April 1
Last day for December law degree candidates to file with the Law School an Intent to Graduate form

April 2
Day of no classes

April 26
Last day of classes

April 27
Reading day

April 30 - May 11
Final exams

May 18
Graduate School Commencement for dual-degree students

May 19
Hooding Ceremony

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Full Summer 2018

May 29
Classes begin

June 4
Last day for student-initiated addition of a course for full summer courses on MyTech tab of Raiderlink or in person in the Registrar's Office

June 13
Last day for student-initiated drop of a a course on MyTech tab of Raiderlink or in person in the Registrar's Office and receive a refund

July 4
Independence Day holiday

July 10
Last day to drop a course and receive an automatic W

July 24 - 26
July Texas Bar Exam

August 8
Last day of Full Summer classes

August 9
Reading Day

August 10 - 11
Final exams

 

Summer I 2018

May 29
First day of classes

May 31
Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech tab of Raiderlink or in person in the Registrar's Office

June 1
Last day for student-initiated drop of a course on MyTech tab of Raiderlink or in person in the Registrar's Office and receive a refund

June 18
Last day to drop a course and receive an automatic W

June 28
Last day of classes for Summer I

June 29
Reading day

July 2 - 3
Final exams

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Summer II 2018

July 9
First day of classes

July 11
Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech tab of Raiderlink or in person in the Registrar's Office

July 12
Last day for student-initiated drop of a course on MyTech tab of Raiderlink or in person in the Registrar's Office and receive a refund

July 24 - 26
July Texas Bar Exam

July 27
Last day to drop a course and receive an automatic W

August 8
Last class day of classes for Summer II

August 9
Reading Day

August 10 - 11
Final exams for Summer II classes

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