Calendar and Deadlines

2019–2020 Autumn Deadlines


Note: Please submit forms and petitions to the Office of the Law School Registrar.

Autumn Deadlines PDF

Registration Deadlines
August 1 (Thu) Axess opens for autumn quarter course enrollment
September 3 (Tue) Last day to annul Autumn Registration (1L)
September 23 (Mon) Last day to annul Autumn Registration (2L, 3L, Advanced Degree)
September 23 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Autumn Preliminary Study List Deadline

  • JD, JSM & LLM Students: Deadline to enroll in classes and create a study list without incurring a $200 late fee. Students must be “at status” by this deadline. This means that by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of classes, JD, JSM, & LLM students must be enrolled in no fewer than 9 units.
  • JSD Students: Deadline to enroll in classes and create a study list without incurring a $200 late fee. Students must be “at status” by this deadline. This means that by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of classes, JSD students must be enrolled in TGR (Law 802).
  • Note: Students on an approved special registration status must be enrolled in no fewer than the minimum units applicable to that status. Students not planning to register in courses at Stanford must obtain an approved leave of absence, in advance, for the term (s) they will not be registered. The granting of a leave of absence is at the discretion of the Law School and subject to review by the Office of the University Registrar.
October 11 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Autumn Final Study List Deadline

  • Last day to add or drop a course (unless instructor has set an earlier deadline)
  • Last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course (variable-unit option must be explicitly noted in course description)
October 11 (Fri, 4:00 p.m.) Paper Option (courses with paper options are explicitly noted in course description)

  • Last day to elect paper option (with instructor permission) instead of taking a final exam
  • Last day to change course sections (with instructor permission) to elect Research credit option
October 11 (Fri, 4:00 p.m.) Directed Research Petition and Senior Thesis Petition Deadline

  • Last day to submit Directed Research Petition or Senior Thesis Petition
Late October (tentative) Winter Quarter pre-registration for Limited Enrollment courses
October 27 (Sun) Axess opens for winter quarter course enrollment
Paper Submission Deadlines
November 22 (Fri, 4:00 p.m.) Students graduating autumn quarter – Last day to submit written work (unless instructor has set an earlier deadline)
January 20 (Mon, 4:00 p.m.) All other students – Last day to submit written work (unless instructor has set an earlier deadline)
Graduation Deadlines
November 15 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral

2019–2020 Winter Deadlines


Winter Deadlines PDF

Registration Deadlines
October 27 (Sun) Axess opens for winter quarter course enrollment
January 6 (Mon) Last day to annul Winter Registration
January 6 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Winter Preliminary Study List Deadline

    • JD, JSM & LLM Students:  Deadline to enroll in classes and create a study list without incurring a $200 late fee.  Students must be “at status” by this deadline. This means that by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of classes, JD, JSM, & LLM students must be enrolled in no fewer than 9 units.
    • JSD Students:  Deadline to enroll in classes and create a study list without incurring a $200 late fee. Students must be “at status” by this deadline. This means that by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of classes, JSD students must be enrolled in TGR (Law 802).
    • Note: Students on an approved special registration status must be enrolled in no fewer than the minimum units applicable to that status. Students not planning to register in courses at Stanford must obtain an approved leave of absence, in advance, for the term (s) they will not be registered. The granting of a leave of absence is at the discretion of the Law School and subject to review by the Office of the University Registrar.
January 24 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Winter Final Study List Deadline

  • Last day to add or drop a course (unless instructor has set an earlier deadline)
  • Last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course (variable-unit option must be explicitly noted in course description)
January 24 (Fri, 4:00 p.m.) Paper Option (courses with paper options are explicitly noted in course description)

  • Last day to elect paper option (with instructor permission) instead of taking a final exam
  • Last day to change course sections (with instructor permission) to elect Research credit option
January 24 (Fri, 4:00 p.m.) Directed Research Petition or Senior Thesis Petition Deadline

  • Last day to submit Directed Research Petition or Senior Thesis Petition
Mid-February (tentative) Spring Quarter pre-registration for Limited Enrollment courses
February 9 (Sun) Axess opens for spring quarter course enrollment
Paper Submission Deadlines
May 28 (Thu, 4:00 p.m.) Students graduating spring quarter – Last day to submit written work (unless instructor has set an earlier deadline)
June 22 (Mon, 4:00 p.m.) All other students – Last day to submit written work (unless instructor has set an earlier deadline)
Graduation Deadlines
February 28 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral

2019–2020 Spring Deadlines


Spring Deadlines PDF

Registration Deadlines
February 9 (Sun) Axess opens for spring quarter course enrollment
March 30 (Mon) Last day to annul Spring Registration
March 30 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Spring Preliminary Study List Deadline

    • JD, JSM & LLM Students:  Deadline to enroll in classes and create a study list without incurring a $200 late fee.  Students must be “at status” by this deadline. This means that by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of classes, JD, JSM, & LLM students must be enrolled in no fewer than 9 units.
    • JSD Students:  Deadline to enroll in classes and create a study list without incurring a $200 late fee. Students must be “at status” by this deadline. This means that by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of classes, JSD students must be enrolled in TGR (Law 802).
    • Note: Students on an approved special registration status must be enrolled in no fewer than the minimum units applicable to that status. Students not planning to register in courses at Stanford must obtain an approved leave of absence, in advance, for the term (s) they will not be registered. The granting of a leave of absence is at the discretion of the Law School and subject to review by the Office of the University Registrar.
April 17 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Spring Final Study List Deadline

  • Last day to add or drop a course (unless instructor has set an earlier deadline)
  • Last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course (variable-unit option must be explicitly noted in course description)
April 17 (Fri, 4:00 p.m.) Paper Option (courses with paper options are explicitly noted in course description)

  • Last day to elect paper option (with instructor permission) instead of taking a final exam
  • Last day to change course sections (with instructor permission) to elect Research credit option
April 17 (Fri, 4:00 p.m.) Directed Research Petition or Senior Thesis Petition Deadline

  • Last day to submit Directed Research Petition or Senior Thesis Petition
June (tentative) Autumn Quarter pre-registration for Limited Enrollment courses
August 1 (Sat) Axess opens for Autumn quarter course enrollment
Paper Submission Deadlines
June 1 (Mon, 4:00 p.m.) Students graduating spring quarter – Last day to submit written work (unless instructor has set an earlier deadline)
June 22 (Mon, 4:00 p.m.) All other students – Last day to submit written work (unless instructor has set an earlier deadline)
Graduation Deadlines
April 10 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral