Important Law School Information on Remote Learning

March 18, 2020

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.

March 11, 2020

Dear Law School community,

We are writing to follow up on the most recent emails you received from the University President and Provost.

As mentioned in those communications, the Law School will be handling classes and operations differently from the rest of the University. Specifically, we want to share the following

  • Beginning tomorrow, we will move to remote classes. This will continue through the end of the semester. Your professors will be reaching out with details on how to access your classes virtually (e.g., Zoom links).

  • Our Spring Break dates remain March 21st, 2020 – March 29th, 2020. Classes will resume remotely on March 30th, as originally planned, and will continue to be remote through the end of the semester.

  • All events through May 4 will be canceled, including lunch time events and panels, evening receptions, offsite events, student organization board and body meetings, and anything Law School supported or funded.

Additional notes:

  • Guidance for staff will be forthcoming.
  • We will provide further information about graduation as we have it.  

Please direct questions as follows:

  • Students: Susie Spies Roth
  • Faculty: Jim Speta
  • Staff: Melissa Durst 

As always, your health and safety are our highest priorities, and we will continue to take the necessary steps to protect everyone in our community. Thank you for your patience and partnership during this difficult time.

Dean Kim Yuracko and Vice Dean Jim Speta 


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