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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.

January 2019 Session Sunday, January 6 Session Begins
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
Saturday, March 2 Session Ends
March 2019 Session Sunday, March 3 Session Begins
Saturday, April 27 Session Ends
Spring Break Sunday-Saturday, April 28-May 4
May 2019 Session Sunday, May 5 Session Begins
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day Holiday
Saturday, June 29 Session Ends
Summer Break Sunday-Saturday, June 30 – July 6
July 2019 Session Sunday, July 7 Session Begins
Saturday, August 31 Session Ends
September 2019 Session Sunday, September 1 Session Begins
Monday, September 2 Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, October 26 Session Ends
November 2019 Session Sunday, October 27 Session Begins
Thursday-Friday, November 28-29 Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, December 21 Session Ends
Winter Break Sunday-Saturday, December 22 – January 4, 2020

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 WeeksStudy HoursQuarter UnitsClass Dates
ALU New Orientation——————TBA
SpringLF300A Torts A*91806Apr 14, 2019 – Jun 15, 2019
LF300B Torts B91806Jun 16, 2019 – Aug 17, 2019
ALU New Orientation——————TBA
FallLF100A Contracts A*112207Aug 18, 2019 – Nov 2, 2019
LF100B Contracts B91806Nov 3, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020
ALU New Orientation——————TBA
WinterLF200 Criminal Law*1428010Jan 05, 2020 – Apr 11, 2020
Totals 52 weeks1040 Hours35 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.

Class
Number
SubjectClass WeeksQuarter
Units
Class Dates
LU07Civil Procedure128Aug 19, 2018 – Nov 10, 2018
LU06Evidence128Nov 11, 2018 – Feb 2, 2019
LU08Professional Responsibility64Feb 3, 2019 – Mar 16, 2019
LU09Constitutional Law128Mar 17, 2019 – Jun 8, 2019
LU10Community Property107Jun 9, 2019 – Aug 17, 2019
LU01Real Property128Aug 18, 2019 – Nov 9, 2019
LU02Wills & Trusts128Nov 10, 2019 – Feb 1, 2020
LU03Criminal Procedure64Feb 2, 2020 – Mar 14, 2020
LU04Business Associations128Mar 15, 2020 – Jun 6, 2020
LU05Remedies107Jun 7, 2020 – Aug 15, 2020
Class NumberSubjectClass WeeksQuarter
Units
Class Dates
LU64Future Interests/Mortgages64Mar. 17, 2019 – Apr. 27, 2019
LU60Trial Techniques64Apr. 28, 2019 – Jun 8, 2019
LU66UCC (Section 2,3, and 9)53Jun 9, 2019 – Jul 13, 2019
LU67Civil Litigation before Trial5 Jul 14, 2019 – Aug 17, 2019
LU68Products Liability Litigation64Aug 18, 2019 – Sep 28, 2019
LU61First Amendment64 Sep 29, 2019 – Nov 9 , 2019
LU41Advanced Legal Research & Writing64Nov 10, 2019 – Dec 21, 2019
LU62Advanced Business Associations64Dec 22, 2019 – Feb 1, 2020
LU63Contemporary Ethical Issues54Feb 2, 2020 – Mar 14, 2020

See the holiday schedule for the School of Law.

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