There is a mandatory Orientation Session designed specifically for the international LL.M. students. This is held in August, immediately preceding the start of classes for the fall semester. The LL.M. orientation is designed to take care of administrative logistics. It also provides each LL.M. student with a personal introduction to each other in the cohort, the law school, the administration, the UNC campus resources, and to the local and regional area.
The first day of law school classes for the academic year will be August 26, 2013. Details and dates for the LL.M. mandatory orientation will be announced via email.
The academic schedule for the UNC LL.M. in United States Law program follows the annual academic calendar of the law school. The law school's academic calendar can differ from that of the general UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences calendar so be sure to follow the dates on the law school website. The fall semester starts in late August and ends in mid-December. The spring semester starts in January and ends in early May. Graduation is in mid-May.