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ACADEMIC CALENDARS

Semester Schedules and Class Dates:

Courses begin on a Sunday and end on a Saturday.

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.

January 2019 SessionSunday, January 6Session Begins
Monday, January 21Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
Saturday, March 2Session Ends
 
March 2019 SessionSunday, March 3Session Begins
Saturday, April 27Session Ends
 
Spring BreakSunday-Saturday, April 28-May 4
May 2019 SessionSunday, May 5Session Begins
Monday, May 27Memorial Day Holiday
Saturday, June 29Session Ends
 
Summer BreakSunday-Saturday, June 30 – July 6
 
July 2019 SessionSunday, July 7Session Begins
Saturday, August 31Session Ends
September 2019 SessionSunday, September 1Session Begins
Monday, September 2Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, October 26Session Ends
 
November 2019 SessionSunday, October 27Session Begins
Thursday-Friday, November 28-29Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, December 21Session Ends
 
Winter BreakSunday-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
WinterLF200 Criminal Law*1428010Jan. 6, 2019 – Apr. 13, 2019
—-ALU New Orientation——————TBA
SpringLF300A Torts A*91806Apr. 14, 2019 – June 15, 2019
LF300B Torts B91806June 16, 2018 – Aug. 17, 2018
—-ALU New Orientation——————TBA
FallLF100A Contracts A*112207Aug. 18, 2018 – Nov. 2, 2018
LF100B Contracts B91806Nov. 3, 2018 – Jan. 4, 2019
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 – June 8, 2019
LU10Community Property107June 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 – June 6, 2020
LU05Remedies107June 7, 2020 – Aug. 15, 2020
Class NumberSubjectClass WeeksQuarter
Units
Class Dates
LU68Products Liability Litigation64Aug. 19, 2018 – Sep. 29, 2018
LU61First Amendment64Sep. 30, 2018 – Nov. 10, 2018
LU41Advanced Legal Research & Writing64Nov. 11, 2018 – Dec. 22, 2018
LU62Advanced Business Associations64Dec. 23, 2018 – Feb. 2, 2019
LU63Contemporary Ethical Issues64Feb. 3, 2019 – Mar. 16, 2019
LU64Future Interests/Mortgages64Mar. 17, 2019 – Apr. 27, 2019
LU60Trial Techniques64Apr. 28, 2019 – June 8, 2019
LU66UCC (Section 2,3, and 9)53June 9, 2019 – July 13, 2019
LU67Civil Litigation before Trial54July 14, 2019 – Aug. 17, 2019

The holiday schedule for School of Law is accessible here.

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