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ACADEMIC CALENDARS

Semester Schedules and Class Dates

Distance degree instruction begins on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday, at which time a final examination will be administered.

University

Enrollments for diploma programs, associate, bachelor’s and master’s distance 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.

Spring A Session*
Sunday, Jan 1Session Begins
Monday, Jan 16Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
Saturday, Feb 25Session Ends
 
Spring B Session
Sunday, Feb 26Session Begins
Saturday, Apr 22Session Ends
 
Spring Break
Sunday-Saturday, Apr 23-29

 

Saturday, Sep 2Session Ends

Summer A Session
Sunday, Apr 30Session Begins
Monday, May 29Memorial Day Holiday
Saturday, Jun 24Session Ends
Monday, Jul 4Independence Day Holiday
 
Summer Break
Sunday-Saturday, Jun 25-Jul 8
 
Summer B Session
Sunday, Jul 9Session Begins

 

Fall A Session*
Sunday, Sep 3Session Begins
Monday, Sep 4Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, Oct 28Session Ends
 
Fall B Session
Sunday, Oct 29Session Begins
Thursday-Friday, Nov 23-24Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, Dec 23Session Ends
 
Winter Break
Sunday-Saturday, Dec 24, 2023 – Jan 6, 2024

*Spring A and Fall A sessions also serve as start dates for the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program.

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.

CLASS STARTSUBJECTCLASS WEEKSQUARTER UNITSCLASS DATES
——ALU New Orientation———— 
WINTERLF200 Criminal Law*1410Jan 01, 2023 – Apr 8, 2023
——ALU New Orientation———— 
SPRINGLF300A Torts A*96Apr 9, 2023 – Jun 10, 2023
LF300B Torts B96Jun 11, 2023 – Aug 12, 2023
——ALU New Orientation———— 
FALLLF100A Contracts A*117Aug 13, 2023 – Oct 28, 2023
LF100B Contracts B96Oct 29, 2023 – Dec 30, 2023

*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.

Class
Number
SubjectClass WeeksQuarter UnitsClass Dates
LU07Civil Procedure128Aug 14, 2022 – Nov 5, 2022
LU06Evidence128Nov 6, 2022 – Jan 28, 2023
LU08Professional Responsbility64Jan 29, 2023 – Mar 11, 2023
LU09Constitutional Law128Mar 12, 2023 – Jun 3, 2023
LU10Community Property107Jun 4, 2023 – Aug 12, 2023
LU01Real Property128Aug 13, 2023 – Nov 4, 2023
LU02Wills & Trusts128Nov 5, 2023 – Jan 27, 2024
LU03Criminal Procedure64Jan 28, 2024 – Mar 9, 2024
LU04Business Associations128Mar 10, 2024 – Jun 1, 2024
LU05Remedies107Jun 2, 2024 – Aug 10, 2024

 

 
Class Number Subject Class Weeks Quarter Units Class Dates
LU68 OR LAW752 Products Liability Litigation Employment Law 6 6 4 4 Aug 14, 2022 – Sep 24, 2022 Aug 14, 2022 – Sep 24, 2022
LU61 OR LAW740 First Amendment Immigration Law 6 6 4 4 Sep 25, 2022 – Nov 5, 2022 Sep 25, 2022 – Nov 5, 2022
LU41 Advanced Legal Research & Writing 6 4 Nov 6, 2022 – Dec 17, 2022
LU62 Advanced Business Associations 6 4 Dec 18, 2022 – Jan 28, 2023
LU63 Contemporary Ethical Issues 6 4 Jan 29, 2023 – Mar 11, 2023
LU64 Future Interests/Mortgages 6 4 Mar 12, 2023 – Apr 22, 2023
LU60 Trial Techniques 6 4 Apr 23, 2023 – Jun 3, 2023
LU66 UCC (Section 2,3, and 9) 5 3 Jun 4, 2023 – Jul 8, 2023
LU67 Civil Litigation before Trial 5 4 Jul 9, 2023 – Aug 12, 2023
 

See the holiday schedule for the School of Law.

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