VIII. Deadlines for Submission of Law School Work

          

A. Submission Deadlines for Academic Work

Table 7: Summary of Submission Deadlines for Academic Work (see below for important details)
Type of WorkSubmission Deadline
  • Academic Work in Courses, Seminars and Reading Groups

Last day of exams in the relevant term

  • Option 1 of the JD Written Work Requirement
  • LLM Written Work Requirement
  • Optional Written Work
  • Winter Term Writing

April 25, 2014 (last day of classes)

  • Option 2 of the J.D. Written Work Requirement
  • Varies depending on type of writing (no later than April 25, 2014)
  • Final Deadlines for Degree Candidates (see Sections VIII.B, C.2 and IX)
  • November degrees: September 30, 2013
  • February degrees: December 20, 2013
  • March degrees: January 31, 2014
  • May Degrees: May 8, 2014
Note: These deadlines apply unless the faculty member sets an earlier date.

B. Submission Deadline for Academic Work in Courses, Seminars, and Reading Groups

All academic work required by the instructor, including seminar papers, papers done in lieu of an exam, and clinical writing must be submitted by the last day of the examination period of the term in which the relevant offering is given or by the deadline required by the instructor, whichever comes first.

Extensions are available for such required coursework or papers only with instructor permission or from the Administrative Board. Students who have an approved extension will receive an EXT notation on the transcript until the work is completed and graded (see Section I.K). In the absence of an EXT notation, a WD will be entered on the student’s transcript. When considering an extension, degree candidates should note the special deadlines applicable to their work (see Section IX). 

C. Submission Deadlines for Option 1 of the J.D. Written Work Requirement; LL.M. Written Work Requirement; Optional Written Work; Winter Term Writing Program

1. Deadline for All Students

Absent an earlier deadline set by the student's faculty supervisor, the following deadline applies: 

  • April 25, 2014.

2. Extensions for May Degree Candidates (J.D. and LL.M.) 

Individual instructors, upon advising the Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs (for J.D. Students) or the Graduate Committee (for LL.M. students) in writing that they believe that a satisfactory project can be completed and that there will be sufficient opportunity to evaluate the paper, may grant extensions after April 25, 2014 up until the final deadline of May 8, 2014.  (see Section IX).

3. Extensions for 1Ls and 2Ls

a) Students may request an extension of one term beyond the term in which the paper is due. With an extension, the work will be due on the last day of classes of the following term.

b) Students with an approved extension will receive an EXT on the transcript for the writing credits and, if applicable, any course or seminar credits in conjunction with the paper, until the work is completed and graded  (see Section I.K). In the absence of an EXT notation or a course/paper grade, a WD will be entered on a student’s transcript.

D. Submission Deadlines for Option 2 of the J.D. Written Work Requirement

See Sections VIII.B and C for submission deadlines for course or seminar papers, clinical writing, and optional written work. For all other types of Option 2 writing including moot court briefs and law journal pieces the submission deadlines will vary depending on the needs of the organization, but must be submitted by the last day of classes of the relevant academic year.  

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