Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcements

Find information and updates from Northwestern Law on this emerging global health concern.

Financial Support for Current Students

Many members of the Northwestern Pritzker Law community are looking for ways to support our students in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Student Assistance and Relief (STAR) Fund provides emergency grants to students experiencing unforeseen financial emergencies. Your support can make the difference in allowing a student to stay focused on their legal education during this unprecedented time.

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Guidance on Reporting Positive COVID-19 Diagnoses

If a student receives a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, they should contact Northwestern Health Service (NUHS) at 847-491-8100 for further instructions. They should also contact Susie Spies Roth, Dean of Students. Additional student information can be found on the University's coronavirus website.

If an employee receives a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, they should notify Gwen Butler (Director of Environmental Health and Safety) and their department head or Law School HR. The impacted employee will be asked to provide a list of Northwestern community members who they have been in direct, proximate contact with over the last two weeks. Additional employee information can be found on the University's coronavirus website.


CORRECTION to prior communication: Law School Spring classes will resume Tuesday, March 31st, not Monday, March 30th as was initially communicated. On Tuesday, March 31st, the Law School will follow the Monday schedule; for the remainder of the week, classes will follow the regular schedule.

Tuesday, April 21st will follow the Tuesday schedule and will be the last day of Spring classes, followed by the reading period, Wednesday, April 22nd – Friday, April 24th.

3/11/2020    Important Law School information on remote learning

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