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ACADEMIC CALENDARS

See below for semester schedules and class dates for:

 

School of Law

 

The first year consists of five courses covering material tested in the First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX): Torts, Criminal Law, and Contracts, which includes articles 1 and 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Courses for the first year of the Juris Doctor program are open for enrollment for spring, fall, and winter sessions.

 

After the first year and the FYLSX, the upper level curriculum consists of ten courses generally covering fundamental areas of law required to gain admission to the California State Bar. A full course calendar with details can be found below.

 

Academic Schedule First Year (3 start dates/year)
2017



Class
Start
Subject Class Weeks Study Hours Quarter
Units
Class Dates
—- ALU New Orientation —— —— —— January 3-5, 2017
Winter LF200 Criminal Law* 14 280 10 Jan. 8, 2017 – Apr. 15, 2017
—- ALU New Orientation —— —— —— April 1 & 8, 2017
Spring LF300A Torts A* 9 180 6 Apr. 16, 2017 – June 17, 2017
LF300B Torts B 9 180 6 June 18, 2017 – Aug. 19, 2017
—- ALU New Orientation —— —— —— August 5 & 12, 2017
Fall LF100A Contracts A* 11 220 7 Aug. 20, 2017 – Nov. 4, 2017
LF100B Contracts B 9 180 6 Nov. 5, 2017 – Jan. 6, 2018
Totals 52 weeks 1040 Hours 35 Units

 

*Incoming students must attend an online NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION, which is typically scheduled a week before the course opens. Please contact admissions@alu.edu for more information.

Academic Schedule Second/Third Year
2016/2017/2018



Class
Number
Subject Class Weeks Quarter
Units
Class Dates
LU07 Civil Procedure 12 8 August 21, 2016 – November 12, 2016
LU06 Evidence 12 8 November 13, 2016 – February 4, 2017
LU08 Professional Responsibility 6 4 February 5, 2017 – March 18, 2017
LU09 Constitutional Law 12 8 March 19, 2017 – June 10, 2017
LU10 Community Property 10 7 June 11, 2017 – August 19, 2017
LU01 Real Property 12 8 August 20, 2017 – November 11, 2017
LU02 Wills & Trusts 12 8 November 12, 2017 – February 3, 2018
LU03 Criminal Procedure 6 4 February 4, 2018 – March 17, 2018
LU04 Corporations 12 8 March 18, 2018 – June 9, 2018
LU05 Remedies 10 7 June 10, 2018 – August 18, 2018

 

Academic Schedule Fourth Year
(Aug 2017-Aug 2018)



Class
Number
Subject Class Weeks Quarter
Units
Class Dates
LU68 Products Liability Litigation 6 4 August 20, 2017 – September 30, 2017
LU61 First Amendment 6 4 October 01, 2017 – November 11, 2017
LU41 Advanced Legal Research & Writing 6 4 November 12, 2017 – December 23, 2017
LU62 Advanced Business Associations 6 4 December 24, 2017 – February 03, 2018
LU63 Contemporary Ethical Issues 6 4 February 04, 2018 – March 17, 2018
LU64 Future Interests/Mortgages 6 4 March 18, 2018 – April 28, 2018
LU60 Trial Techniques 6 4 April 29, 2018 – June 09, 2018
LU66 UCC (Section 2,3, and 9) 5 3 June 10, 2018 – July 14, 2018
LU67 Civil Litigation before Trial 5 4 July 15, 2018 – August 18, 2018

 

The holiday schedule for School of Law is accessible at the Contact Information page under Contact ALU.

 

If you have any questions about the School of Law academic calendar, please feel free to contact Admissions at admissions@alu.edu.

 

University

 

Enrollments for diploma programs, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are processed six (6) times per calendar year. Each course enrollment is for eight (8) weeks with a fixed start and end date.

 

  • Diploma Program – The diploma program is a two-semester, 30 semester credit hour program. Courses are typically eight (8) weeks of study with fixed start and end dates. The program may be completed within one year.
  • Associate Degree – The associate degree is a four-semester, 60 semester credit hour program. Courses are typically eight (8) weeks of study with fixed start and end dates. The degree may be completed within two years.
  • Bachelor’s Degree – The bachelor’s degree is an eight-semester, 120 semester credit hour program. Courses are typically eight (8) weeks of study with fixed start and end dates. The degree may be completed within four years.
  • Master’s Degree – The master’s degree is a three-semester, 36 semester credit hour program. Courses are eight (8) weeks of study with fixed start and end dates. The degree may be completed within one and a half years.

 

2017

Sem 2 Term 4 July – September 7/17/2017 – 9/10/2017
Term 5 September – November 9/11/2017 – 11/05/2017
Term 6 November – December 11/06/2017 – 12/31/2017

 

2018 Spring Semester (January 7, 2018 – April 28, 2018)

January 2018 Session Sunday, January 7 Session Begins
Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
Saturday, March 3 Session Ends
March 2018 Session Sunday, March 4 Session Begins
Saturday, April 28 Session Ends
Spring Break Sunday-Saturday, April 29-May 5

 

2018 Summer Semester (May 6, 2018 – September 1, 2018)

May 2018 Session Sunday, May 6 Session Begins
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day Holiday
Saturday, June 30 Session Ends
Summer Break Sunday-Saturday, July 1 – July 7
July 2018 Session Sunday, July 8 Session Begins
Saturday, September 1 Session Ends

 

2018 Fall Semester (September 2, 2018 – December 22, 2018)

September 2018 Session Sunday, September 2 Session Begins
Monday, September 3 Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, October 27 Session Ends
November 2018 Session Sunday, October 28 Session Begins
Thursday-Friday, November 22-23 Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, December 22 Session Ends
Winter Break Sunday-Saturday, December 23-January 5

 

Courses begin on a Sunday and end on a Saturday.
The Capstone Class may be taken at any time subject to Professor availability.
The Capstone Class may be taken concurrently with student’s last class.

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