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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 5 Session Begins
Monday, January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
Saturday, February 29 Session Ends
Spring B Session
Sunday, March 1 Session Begins
Saturday, April 25 Session Ends
Spring Break Sunday-Saturday, April 26-May 2
Summer A Session
Sunday, May 3 Session Begins
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day Holiday
Saturday, June 27 Session Ends
Summer Break Sunday-Saturday, June 28-July 4
Summer B Session
Sunday, July 5 Session Begins
Saturday, August 29 Session 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

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 START SUBJECT CLASS WEEKS QUARTER UNITS CLASS DATES
—— ALU New Orientation —— ——
WINTER LF200 Criminal Law* 14 10 Jan 05, 2020 – Apr 11, 2020
—— ALU New Orientation —— ——
SPRING LF300A Torts A* 9 6 Apr. 12, 2020 – June 13, 2020
LF300B Torts B 9 6 June 14, 2020 – Aug. 15, 2020
—— ALU New Orientation —— —— TBA
FALL LF100A Contracts A* 11 7 Aug. 16, 2020 – Oct. 31, 2020
LF100B Contracts B 9 6 Nov. 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. 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. 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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