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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, January 5Session Begins
Monday, January 20Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
Saturday, February 29Session Ends
 
Spring B Session
Sunday, March 1Session Begins
Saturday, April 25Session Ends
 
Spring Break
Sunday-Saturday, April 26-May 2
Summer A Session
Sunday, May 3Session Begins
Monday, May 25Memorial Day Holiday
Saturday, June 27Session Ends
 
Summer Break
Sunday-Saturday, June 28-July 4
 
Summer B Session
Sunday, July 5Session Begins
Saturday, August 29Session Ends
Fall A Session
Sunday, August 30 Session Begins
Monday, September 7 Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, October 24 Session Ends
Fall B Session
Sunday, October 25 Session Begins
Thursday-Friday, November 26-28 Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, December 19 Session Ends
Winter Break
Sunday-Saturday, December 20-January 2, 2021
Spring A Session
Sunday, January 3 Session Begins
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
Saturday, February 27 Session Ends
Spring B Session
Sunday, February 28 Session Begins
Saturday, April 24 Session Ends
Spring Break
Sunday-Saturday, April 25-May 1
Summer A Session
Sunday, May 2 Session Begins
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day Holiday
Saturday, June 26 Session Ends
Summer Break
Sunday-Saturday, June 27-July 3
Summer B Session
Sunday, July 4 Independence Day Holiday
Monday, July 5 Session Begins
Saturday, August 28 Session Ends
Fall A Session
Sunday, August 29Session Begins
Monday, September 6Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, October 23Session Ends
 
Fall B Session
Sunday, October 24Session Begins
Thursday-Friday, November 26-28Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, December 18Session Ends
 
Winter Break
Sunday-Saturday, December 19-January 1, 2022
Spring A Session
Sunday, January 2 Session Begins
Monday, January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
Saturday, February 26 Session Ends
Spring B Session
Sunday, February 27 Session Begins
Saturday, April 3 Session Ends
Spring Break
Sunday-Saturday, April 24-30
Summer A Session
Sunday, May 1 Session Begins
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day Holiday
Saturday, June 25 Session Ends
Summer Break
Sunday-Saturday, June 26-July 2
Summer B Session
Sunday, July 3 Session Begins
Monday, July 4 Independence Day Holiday
Saturday, August 27 Session Ends
Fall A Session
Sunday, August 28 Session Begins
Monday, September 5 Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, October 22 Session Ends
Fall B Session
Sunday, October 23 Session Begins
Thursday-Friday, November 24-25 Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, December 17 Session Ends
Winter Break
Sunday-Saturday, December 18-31, 2022

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 05, 2020 – Apr 11, 2020
——ALU New Orientation———— 
SPRINGLF300A Torts A*96Apr. 12, 2020 – June 13, 2020
LF300B Torts B96June 14, 2020 – Aug. 15, 2020
——ALU New Orientation————TBA
FALLLF100A Contracts A*117Aug. 16, 2020 – Oct. 31, 2020
LF100B Contracts B96Nov. 1, 2020 – Jan. 2, 2021

*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. 16, 2020 – Nov. 7, 2020
LU06Evidence128Nov. 8, 2020 – Jan. 30, 2021
LU08Professional Responsibility64Jan. 31, 2021 – Mar. 13, 2021
LU09Constitutional Law128Mar. 14, 2021 – Jun. 5, 2021
LU10Community Property107Jun. 6, 2021 – Aug. 14, 2021
LU01Real Property128Aug. 15, 2021 – Nov. 6, 2021
LU02Wills & Trusts128Nov. 7, 2021 – Jan. 29, 2022
LU03Criminal Procedure64Jan. 30, 2022 – Mar. 12, 2022
LU04Business Associations128Mar. 13, 2022 – Jun. 4, 2022
LU05Remedies107Jun. 2, 2022 – Aug. 13, 2022
Class NumberSubjectClass WeeksQuarter
Units
Class Dates
LU64Future Interests/Mortgages64Mar. 15, 2020 – Apr. 25, 2020
LU60Trial Techniques64Apr. 26, 2020 – Jun. 6, 2020
LU66UCC (Section 2,3, and 9)53Jun. 7, 2020 – Jul. 11, 2020
LU67Civil Litigation before Trial54Jul. 12, 2020 – Aug. 15, 2020
LU68Products Liability Litigation64Aug. 16, 2020 – Sep. 26, 2020
LU61First Amendment64Sep. 27, 2020– Nov. 7, 2020
LU41Advanced Legal Research & Writing64Nov. 8, 2020 – Dec. 19, 2020
LU62Advanced Business Associations64Dec. 20, 2020– Jan. 30, 2021
LU63Contemporary Ethical Issues54Jan. 31, 2021 – Mar. 13, 2021

See the holiday schedule for the School of Law.

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