Law Schools and Covid-19
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SchoolCity & StatePolicy (e.g., classes online only for x weeks, etc.)Policy (e.g., classes online only for x weeks, etc.)Is the library open?Have you reduced hours or taken other measures?Are staff required to report to campus?If staff are permitted to work remotely, is there a remote work policy you can link to?What core services is your library offering during period of remote teaching/learning/working?Links to any library guides/websites about remote access/servicesAnything else to share?What resources is your school using to provide remote instruction (e.g., Zoom, WebEx, etc.)Grading changes? (i.e. pass/fail or other grading options established for this semester)Summer classes online?
Albany Law SchoolOnline classes for the remainer of the semester (starting March 23 - after an extended Spring Break) March 21, 2020 at 5:00 omAll working at home, Canvas, TWEN
American University, Washington College of LawWashington, D.C.All classes will all be held online until the end of the semester. NoAs of 10 pm, March 16 we will physically close. We are having remote reference and will do our best with ILL services delivered digitally.No. library department is working on contingency plans to work from home.Zoom, and MediaSiteMandatory P/F
Appalachian School of LawGrundy, VACurrently still open at this timeYesinformation as of 3/12/20 at 11:30am
Arizona StatePhoenix, AZonline the rest of the semester and summerNoEverything is remoteNo - we are not allowed on campusAll traditional services are being offered remotely. P/FYes
Ave Maria School of LawNaples, Floridaclasses online only indefinitely all in-person classes on campus will be suspended beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Online classes will commence Wednesday, March 18, 2020. There will be no class on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday March 17, 2020 in order to prepare for the online class instruction. These two classes will be made-up on Holy Thursday (April 9, 2020) and Easter Monday (April 13, 2020). The staff will work with the faculty and students in order to make the transition to online classes as seamless as possible.YesContinuity support, trainings, troubleshooting, adjusting and improving systems. Research & Reference, Teaching online and training the trainers.’s 17:14Zoom, Canvas, Blackboard, TWEN, Microsoft Teams, GSuite,, etc
Belmont UniversityNashville, TNExtended Spring Break by one week and online classes until April are open with no evening and weekend hoursBlackboard Collaborate and Panopto
Benjamin N Cardozo School of LawClasses online until at least April 20th. Considering holding all exams as take home exams. Considering "virtual" graduation (June 3rd). Also considering postponing start of May class.Library closed as of Sunday, March 15th at 2pmLibrary staff are not reporting. Some essential staff are coming in periodically. This will be revisited in April.Remote work is approved as long as departments can create a plan.Virtual reference, scholarly and faculty services, teaching and instructional support (via Zoom), e-resources (old and new). Additional LibGuides are being created to collect instructions for Zoom, student research paper support, and services to students.In progress.Stay safe and sane! We are working on ways to help staff focus and create things to help the library and law school. We are celebrating small victories and having daily meetings in small groups.Panopto and Zoom (
Boston College Law Library
Boston College Law School
Newton, MA
School closed on March 12 2020; online classes to begin March 19, 2020 reduced hours to "summer hours" upon closing announcement; as of March 17, 2020, the law library is closed but we are staffing the law library and IT services both remotely and via an onsite skeleton staff. NoNo, we were required to create a continuing work plan that was submitted to HR for approval. All traditional services are being offered remotely, via Zoom, virtual chat, phone, etc. We are also scanning more for course reserve. Canvas Conference, Google Hangouts, and Zoom. pass/fail
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Boston UniversityBoston, MAAll classes to be delivered remotely from March 16-April 13, decision to be made by April 1 about the rest of the semester. All events between that time cancelled, and will not be rescheduled. All University-sponsored travel suspended. are still determining what hours we will be open, but it is likely they will be reduced. No support, reference services and research support (primarily via LibAnswers and LibChat), continuing to teach our own classes via Zoom, providing electronic access to course reserves, holds and retrievals, electronic resource troubleshooting and systems support, faculty purchasing with a strong preference for electronic materials, ILL borrowing and non-returnable lending, still determining what support will be necessary for journals. Zoom, Blackboard
Brooklyn Law SchoolBrooklyn, NYClasses to resume after Spring Break (Mar. 16-20) online through the end of the semester on March 20.Library closed. Providing online reference service M-F 9-5.NoNo detailed policyLibrary is closed, so no circulation or ILL of physical materials.
BuffaloBuffalo, NYonline classes through the end of the semesternot open to public (but law student only floors open 24/7 with printer/scanner access, study aids library, and lots of seating)only essential staff (i.e. IT and AV)Business as usual for now. is open. all employees can work from home. some staff are on-site (IT, AV, facilities)Webex, Zoom, Panopto
BYU LawOnline classes until the end of the semesterYesReduced hours. Subject to change depending on student staff availablity.Yes, with exceptions based on personal circumstances.No change.Zoom
California Western School of LawSan Diego, CAOnline only classes through end of Spring Trimesters Cwsl.eduYesNot yetYesFull service, adding Zoom reference. Zoom, panopto, canvas
Capital University Law SchoolColumbus, OhioClasses cancelled Week of March 9
Spring Break Week of March 16
Online classes through the end of the semester. Library closed March 19.Not at this timeAll services being offeredNot yetEcho 360 and ZoomUndecided at this timeYes
Catholic University of AmericaOnline through the end of the Spring semesterPatrons by appointment only.Staff is available online 10 a.m. -6 p.m., M-F. By appt outside of those hours.Yes, but liberal WFH policy Reference, Computer and Class technology. Google Meet, Panopto, TWEN. Many using Zoom.
Chapman University Fowler School of LawAll classes online as of 3/12/20 for remainder of semesterClosed as of 3/19/20NoFacuty services, research assistance via email & phoneZoom, CanvasNo
Charleston School of LawCharleston SCclasses restart online Mar18 online reassessing April 1 reavaluting April 1 for now only teaching librarians have the option to got to the library and teach from their office.noNo- departments are deciding how to handleremote instruction, email referencezoom, twen, CALI
Chicago-Kent College of LawChicago, ILSpring break 3/16-3/20. Classes online for duration of semester. The library is closed to everyone including students. We are offering remote reference and research assistance. Librarians also assisting with remote instruction. Yes but working from home permitted within university guidelines.Regular services but expect most reference/research requests via email. ILL operational but that could change given decisions of consortial partners. Panopto, university considering Zoom
Cleveland State, Cleveland-MarshallCleveland, OHRemote classes through remainder of Spring semester services available 7 days for regular spring library hours.nonoAnything we can provide remotely, Panopto, Zoom
Columbia Law SchoolNew York, NYClasses online for the remainder of the semester.NoThe physical Law Library is closed indefinitely beginning 3.16.20. Remote services are under development. Only a handful of personnel are reporting to campus to determine path forward.NoRemote reference for faculty is in place. Remote reference for students is under development.Stay safe everyone.Zoom
Columbia Law SchoolNew York, NYClasses online only for the remainder of this week (3/11-13), and for 3/23-27, the week after Spring Break. reference service during the evenings.YesZoom
Concordia University School of LawBoise, IDClasses online beginning March 16 thru April 9. Law School will be closed. Faculty and Staff encouraged to work remotely. Students may be granted limited access on an as-need basis.No virtual reference/email/zoom; extended checkouts, Blackboard, Zoom
CornellIthaca NYLast in-person instructional day was 13 March. One week instructional pause began 16 March. Online-only classes begin March 23. (Cornell Tech began online-only 16 March. Student access to building ended 5 pm 18 March. Until we hear otherwise, faculty may teach from office, classroom, or home. services closed 5 pm March 15. Law student ID card access to the space ended 5 pm March 18. Building and library closed to people outside Cornell Law School community 5 pm March 13. Apart from essential services and services essential to instruction that cannot be done remotely, 100% work from home per NY State EO 202.8 and CU admin statement: Remote reference consultation March 15 onward; email or Zoom, with 24 hour response window.No. Unit supervisors use judgment, but staff are strongly encouraged to work remotely. Staff work priority week of March 16 is making course reserves digitally available. circulation at present; we're working with CUL system to arrange diistance loans. ILL lending and borrowing continue for now. Reference and research consultation services remote only (email, Zoom, Zoom by appointment). LibGuides prep continues, guides for remote learning and teaching resources in particular at the moment.Law Library Services FAQsFaculty Zoom training March 11; twelve follow-ups in March 16, March 23 weeks. Two new guides available: Remote Pedagogy for Law Faculty is at and Online Study Aids and Casebooks Cornell Law COVID-19 FAQ page is at Progression of Cornell U statements is here: grading this semester:
CUNY School of Law New York, New YorkRemote as of March 19. Spring Break March 23 - 29. Told to prepare for remote learning for rest of semester reference serviceNo one in Library. Only essential staff (public safety / physical plant) moving online. Limited ILL, if electronic. is "open," but only essential staff. Zoom, SLACK, for those of us who use it.
DePaul University -Rinn Law LibraryAll classes moved on line as of 3/16 were open 3/16 & 17; but closed as 3/18 through 3/29On 3/16-17, we closed to the public and reduced hours, but had little to no student traffic. Closed entirely as of 3/18. No reference, faculty support, instruction, working on itD2lL, Zoom, Panopto
Drake UniversityDes Moines, IAMoving to remote classes beginning Monday, March 23 through April 3. Library is closed and staff are working remotely.NoNot yet necessary.No changeBlackboard Collaborate
Drexel University Legal Research CenterLaw classes online as of Monday, March 23; undergrad classes as of March 30.Law classes online as of Monday, March 23rd; Undergrad classes as of Monday, March 30. Classes online through the end of the Spring quarter (June) library is open limited hours with limited staffing through Friday for undergrad finals. Law library is closed.We've moved online.No. Almost all staff campus-wide are working from home.; scholarship and instructional support
Blackboard Collaborate for most; Zoom for Trial Advocacy and oral argumentsOptional Pass/Fail after grades are given. Students must choose either all pass/fail or all grades. Details are being ironed out re: full year classes and clinics/experiential classes.
Duke LawOnline classes until the end of the semesterNo but faculty/staff have 24/7 card swipe accessNoYes, see and research support and PanoptoMandatory Credit/No Credit except 1L LARW
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace UniversityWhite Plains, NYClasses moved online as of March 11 and will remain so for the rest of the spring semester have closed the library entirely. We have moved operations online and are offering virtual reference services. Originally yes, but not as of 3/19noWe will maintain email and chat reference. We are offering to set-up zoom reference appoitments with students who request one. We will also answer questions through the circulation email. All fines will be waived this semester. The plan is to also offer some scanning services once a week when someone goes in to check mail and pay invoices. as of 3/18/2020Zoom, panopto, kalturaStudents will be offered the option of whether to take a letter grade or pass/fail for each class. Elections will need to be made before taking the exam. Professors will grade all exams as if they are all taking letter grades, meaning the curve still applies. The registrar will make the adjustments.
Elon University Law SchoolGreensboro, NCGuilford County in NC issued a stay at home order on 3/25 effective 3/27 at 5:00 pm. All law school personnel are working remotely. Building is locked until Stay at Home order is lifted. All classed through at least 4/19 are remote.
NoYes. Building closed per Stay at Home Order. Staff supporting online instruction and virtual reference through Chat.NoBeing revised.Library staff is assisting with online courses as tech support during sychronous WebEx courses. Reference via Chat.N/AStudent attendance at the school is low. Approximately 50% of 2L are in offsite residency placements for the Spring trimester. No 3Ls since they graduated in December.WebEx, Camtasia and KalturaNo changes to Winter Trimester grades. Spring trimester begins 3/30 no changes have been approved. Courses are under the same grading as origin. Residencies p/F other courses graded. We are not bound by main university policies on grades.
Florida International University FIUMiami, FLClasses online through end of Spring semester; all libraries are closed, operating remotely and research support remotely; ILL eletronic; continually updating online sources and FAQ the odds be ever in your favor.Zoom, CanvasCollege of Law students will be able to select an alternative grade of “No Credit Earned” for failed courses or “Pass” for others, after posting; grading curve relaxed, e.g. foundation courses, min % at C- or lower changed to 0%, for upper div min % for grades >B eliminated.Yes
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL Classes online through end of June is closed and most staff working remotely. NoAlmost all services currently available remotely., Canvas Mandatory pass/fail
Fordham University School of LawNew York, NYClasses online hours, minimal staffNoYesMinimal service short of complete service interruption. Remote reference and liaison.Zoom, Blackbord CollaborateMandatory pass/fail
George Mason UniversityArlington, VAClasses online through the end of the school year is closed through the end of the school yearNo that we can via phone, email, Webex and in person Circulation (primarily); faculty may use Skype or other platforms if they prefer
George Washington UniversityWashington, DCAll classes being taught through Kaltura Capture or Google Meet through remainder of semester reference service; providing scans to studentssomeAs of this moment, all services Capture + Google Meet
Georgetown University Law LibraryWashington, DCClasses online until further notice (We're rotating telework, so the answer to the previous question is really "It depends". Site for telework is not accurate for all departments)All core services will be provided, though we'll provide notice that these could change at any time. 3/16-3/23, the library building is open on Mondays and Thursdays but unstaffed onsite. Staffing desks virtually through Zoom 8a-8p M-F, noon-6 Sa-Su.; The library building closes on Tuesday, March 24.Zoom (teaching); Panopto (class recordings)Mandatory Pass/Faill (as of 4/3), which is a change from optional pass/fail.
Georgia State UniversitySpring Break + one week break (two weeks total) of no classes; online classes until end of semester starting March 30, 2020Spring Break + 1 week of cancelled clases; classes resume online on March 30 through the end of the semester are providing virtual services.Reduced hours during spring break and closed week. Haven't determined hours for virtual services once online classes start.NoYes, they can work remotely. All information is at virtual reference, faculty support, instruction, Guide being updated frequently at iCollege, Kaltura, Panopto, WebEx, faculty can use other things as desiredYes. Mandatory mean of 3.7-3.9. No grade lower than C- without permission of Assoc. DeanYes
Gonzaga University School of LawSpokane, WAAll classes online until end of semester. Same with main university. Library closed until further notice.
No, we are providing virtual services. We were on Spring Break March 9-13, that was extended through the week of March 16-20 to get everything together for online classes. Library was kept open until March 24 when governor of Washington issued a shelter-in-place order. Reduced hours for the time we were open. Staff now ordered home and working from home.No. Not since March 24.Yes, they can work remotedly. Not for public consumption yet.Virtual reference, faculty support, instruction. too shall pass. Zoom, Blackboard, TWEN, Kaltura, faculty can use other things as desiredThis is currently being discussed. Nothing has been approved as of March 27.
HarvardCambridge, MAremote classes to remote serviceas of 3/24 shelter in place order in effect in MASee all reference services via chat, email and zoom; delivery of digital resources to faculty; acadrmic course support .
Hofstra Law SchoolHempstead, NYAs of March 10 all Law School classes are being taught remotely via Zoom until the end of the semester. The Law School (including the library) is closed to all. open hours . No.No.Zoom reference, email support for faculty including electronic document delivery, where possible, ILL for electronic deliverables. Will order print and scan on very limited basis.
HowardWashington, DCQuick pivot from fully operational to full physical shutdown in the last 24 hours. All services that can be maintained remotely will be. A handful of essential staff can return to campus as needed but any contact with others is strongly discouraged. Deep cleaning is underway during our spring break (3/14-3/22).

Email from Provost:

"For the safety of our community, and to reduce the potential risk of the transmission or spread of COVID-19, we must significantly de-densify, meaning, decrease the number of people on campus over the next several weeks.
In a previous communication, we announced the transition to online and remote instruction following spring break from March 23, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. Given the local, national and international developments that have occurred since that communication, we must anticipate that online and remote instruction will need to continue for the duration of the academic semester, and we should plan accordingly." is physically closed for the remainder of the semester. We are closed/offline during spring break (3/14-3/23). Reference and research services will be available remotely beginning Monday, March 23. Our hours will likely be 9-5pm, though we may expand depending on demand.NoNoAll public facing services will remain operational in a remote capacity (e.g., teaching, reference, research). The university has a strict messaging conformity requirement. We have added a banner/link to our website that links to the univeristy website with relevant information. Changes in access and hours will be updated on our website as needed.This snapshot is current as of 3/13/20 at 6:50PM

DC and MD have both declared all public schools closed for the next two weeks.
Zoom, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, TWEN, Skype, BlackboardAlmost all spring courses will be mandatory C/NC. Yearlong courses had the option to propose alternative models. All yearlong courses elected to retain C/NC for both the fall and spring -- except for yearlong clinics/externships (as of 3:48PM 4/6/20)Yes. We are mandatory C/NC for the spring, but will return to standard grading in the summer.
Indiana University - Robert H McKinney School of LawIndianapolis, IndianaClasses online only through semester end, Campus is not closed. until further notice. We have purchased pre-paid envelopes we can mail to out of state students to return library materials. No core services to continue other than circulation and ILLZoomyes
Indiana University Maurer School of LawBloomington, INSpring break extended a second week, then online classes only for the rest of the semester Law Library is reducing our hours to 10-3, Monday-Friday, and closed on weekends during this period, to support the idea of "social distancing" and discourage students from congregating on campus.NoThe University is trying to be as flexible as possible about working remotely for staff. All staff were asked to make plans about what they could do from home, and we assessed whether anything they could not do from home would be deemed 'essential' work, such that they'd have to come in. Our HR website has a coronavirus FAQ that covers this working remotely policy. reduced hours, we can still do some circulation and ILL. Librarians are available to do guest lectures via Zoom, create content for Canvas sites, custom LibGuides, as well as regular reference service via email or appointments over ZoomOur brief LibGuide: The University's remote teaching guidelines: Zoom, Kaltura, and Canvas
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolPortland, ORAll courses delivered remotely through end of spring semester.Closed beginning 3/20Faculty/staff/student access only until 3/20, then closed to all. ILL lending ended 3/16, all ILL services end 3/20.NoReference now 'virtual' only with expanded hours (chat, Zoom appointments, email, phone); all ILL ends 3/20; access and services constantly being reconsidered; staff have mastered Slack. staff are now working from homeZoom, Panopto, Google HangoutsDefault grade of Credit/No Credit (with certain exceptions for externships, etc.), student option to elect to receive a letter grade no later than 24-hours after taking an exam or turning in a final paper.June yes, July TBD
Lincoln Memorial UniversityOnline classes through the end Spring semesternoVirtual reference: We are using Mosio with text messaging to our librarianswork from home but can come invirtual reference, teachingBB CollaborateNo grading changeAll classes online for the summer
Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount UniversityLos Angeles, CAonline through March 31st (at least) core servicesZoom
Loyola University New OrleansNew Orleans, LAclasses online for the remainder of the Spring semester reduce library hoursNono policyAssisting faculty going online, continuing reference servicesprimarily Zoom, some are using Blackboard Collaborate
LSUBaton Rouge, LouisianaClasses canceled for the week of 3/16-3/20. Classes will be online beginning on 3/23. closed indefinitely as of 5:00pm on Monday, March 16.No services via email, electronic doc delivery, online research instruction, online teaching support. and Panopto
Marquette University Law SchoolMilwaukee, WIIn-person classes are suspended the week of March 16, with instruction continuing and shifting to full remote learning beginning March 23. (Online through end of semester.) closed, with remote services available during reduced hours.NoStaff are working remotely, with research and reference services available.Microsoft Teams, TWEN, D2LPass/No Pass with an Honors designation availableYes
Mercer University School of LawMacon, GACurrently still opened Will be via email/websiteYesNothing at this timeYesNot at this timeCurrently operating as normal; offer remote access to databases and chat/email for reference
Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI MSU is suspending face-to-face instruction in lectures, seminars and classroom settings and moving coursework to virtual instruction. This suspension of in-person classes will last through the end of the semester. are closed by executive order. No, staff are encouraged to work from home. Not yet.
Mississippi College School of Law
Jackson, MS
classes online remainder of semesterNoYes, most staff working remotelyNoTeaching research remotely through Zoom; Director is considered essential at this point so I am providing some reference services when resources are needed from the libraryZoom
Mitchell Hamline School of LawSt Paul, MNOn spring break through 3/13; classes cancelled 3/16 & 17; online only 3/18 through rest of Spring semester (mid May) any more - we closed Fri 3/27 @ 9 pm, scheduled to reopen Sat 4/11 9 amOne tech services staff member coming in 2-3 times per week to get mail, water plants and process essential items suh as invoicesNo; can come to campus for essential activitiesNo formal policy - managers are implementing by departmentAll services are being offered. Prepared to offer more Zoom reference than we have in the past. as of 4/6/20Canvas, Zoom, PanoptoBy faculty vote, optional pass/fail after grade. Students will have the option to convert any or all of their spring semester 2020 grades to a ‘pass,’ as long as they earn at least a C- in the course, and can make the conversion after they see their final grade for the course.As of 4/6/2020, MHSL's current plan is to hold some classes on campus but will convert to an entirely remote format if needed.
New England Law | Boston Online classes for the rest of the semesterClasses online from 3/18 through end of semester. Classes canceled on 3/11.Online through the end of exams.No. We closed 3/18 @ 6:00pm. Doing reference remotely via chat and email.Our hours are the same in terms of service but we are all working remotely.No. Staff can come to campus if necessary, but it is not encouraged.There is not a remote policy. It is handled individually by department heads.We are still doing answering reference questions, providing some research instruction as requested, supporting TWEN, managing electronic resources, helping faculty with distance learning, and some limited interlibrary loan, .This information is posted on the intranet so not a public facing site.Zoom, TWEN, MediasitePass/fail by faculty vote.
New York Law School
New York
Online classes for the rest of the semester reference service only Mon-Thur 12:00 - 8:00; Fri- Sun: 12:00 -6:00NoNo formal law school policy. But, we are required to work from home. Library staff check email and converse MWF 11:00-1:00, More as necessary by dept.; Wed. staff meeting zoom: 2:15. Remote reference, Zoom workshops and assistanceLibrary homepage: Zoom, Teams
New York Law SchoolNew York, NYSpring break to 3/16. Classes online 3/16 to 4/5 YesReduced hours. Sun-Thur 12- 8 Fri-Sat 12-6. Reduced, rotating staff coverage. Remote reference. Open to NYLS community members. Staff rotating --working from home at other times. Remote reference.
North Carolina Central University School of Law Durham, NC Online classes for foreseeable future reference service only.No access for most services right now, TWENBoth Summer Sessions Online
Northern Illinois UniversityDeKalb, ILCurrently talking with University Administration about moving courses to online-only, but no final decision has been made yet about closure(s). Update: closed as of 3/14. All classes are online for the remainder of the term. - closed as of 3/14.No - we are in spring break, so we're on reduced schedule (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). We anticipate some announcement of altered schedule by the end of the day on Friday when spring break ends. N/A - as of 3/14, everyone is working remotely.No - discouraged from coming to campus and buildings are all locked up at NIU., virtual reference, circulation, virtual student and faculty research assistance, online course development assistance, and e-reserves No--thanks so much for aggregating the library closure data for us!Blackboard Collaborate, Vidgrid, Kaltura, and ZoomBy faculty vote, credit/no-credit for this term. Academic probation/standing issues will be addressed after the fall 2020 term.
Northern Kentucky UniversityHighland Heights, KYRemote classes beginning March 23 (Spring Break extended 1 week)Remote classes through end of summer. Summer grading policy to be determined.Closing at 5pm Wed. 3/25; no 24/7 Access afterNo, but they have work they can do at home w/TWEN, Canvas, remote accesss to online materialsZoomCredit/Non-Credit for this semester. Academic standing issues postponed for this semester. Decision still to be made about a small number of students who are taking courses for a second time this semester.Yes; grading policy to be determined.
NorthwesternChicago, ILOnline only through at least mid-AprilYesStill to be determinedYesStill to be determinedIn processZoom, Panopto, Canvas
Northwestern School of LawChicago, ILRomote teaching effective immediately, through end of semester in mid-April. Likely followed by remote exams. Library will be closed as of noon on Thursday 3/19 and will remain closed for the foreseeable future.No. All staff will be working from home as of 3/20 for the foreseeable future.All staff are working remotely. Law library, law school, university library, and university HR are developing training and other tasks that staff can work on from home.Reference and research requests via e-mail, phone and chat. Online instruction support. ILL is suspended, including scan and deliver. evolvingCanvas, Zoom, Panopto
NSU-FloridaFort Lauderdale, FLAll classes suspended effective Thursday, 22 March, at 11:59 until Monday, 23 March. On Monday, 23 March, all classes in the University will go online. This class delivery change does NOT apply to clinical rotations and research., closed Saturdays and Sunday and operating 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday.Yes faculty with distance teaching. Teaching librarians delivery their courses remotely.Zoom, Go to Meeting.
Oklahoma City University School of LawOklahoma City, OKOnline classes until the end of the spring semester are allowed in the building only by appointment and then only through 3/20. From 3/21 - 4/3 no students are allowed in the building and students may not meet on or off campus with faculty or staff. NoYes - remote working allowed with supervisor and dean approval
Penn State DIckinson LawAll Penn State classes and exams will be delivered remotely through the end of the Spring semester. Graduation ceremonies are postponed. Law Library is closed to entire public and law school community, except for essential personnel. No access permitted for faculty, staff, students or visitors.We will have one library staff member onsite M-F 8:00-4:30 to open mail and process materials. Our Access Services manager will be onsite a few days a week to process and deliver ILL materials. No in person services will be available. No staff, except for essential personnel who have been designated to come to campus and work their normal shifts.Instruction via Zoom, virtual reference, eliminated "curbside" ILL/materials pickup - will now mail materials urgently needed, eReserves, eTextbook support. Student Guide to Remote Learning and Faculty Guide to Remote Teaching credit/no credit for all Spring 2020 grades. Faculty may still designate CALI award winners.
Pepperdine UniversityOnline classes through the end of the semester reference and public services available 8:00-5:00, Monday-Friday. Closed weekends.NoRemote reference service via phone and email. Electronic course reserves. Technology services via phone and email.
Quinnipiac University School of Law
North Haven, CT
Classes will remain online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. staff will continue to provide services to students and faculty. Virtual services will be provided Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. NoYes, staff is permitted to work remotely.Reference and research services; Circulation of e-books for required course text books, scan /email of reserve materials not available electronically; ILL for book chapters and journal articles.Remote Services - COVID 19 -, Zoom, Techsmith, and Office 365
Roger WIlliams University School of LawBristol, RISpring Break extended through March 22. Classes resume online starting March 23 is closed and will remain closed as long as students remain off campus.We have a skeleton crew most days, with at least 1 librarian every day.The remote work policy that only permitted salaried staff to work from home has been suspended. IT put together a resource guide on remote work.Research and reference service via phone, chat, email; Recorded research instruction for 1Ls, others via web conference. (Faculty); (Students)More to come as plans develop.Synchronous classes via Big Blue Button (via our LMS) and Zoom; Panopto for recordings; other tools available in our Sakai LMS
Rutgers LawCamden & Newark, NJclasses online only for 3 weeks of 3/20, it was announced that all university libraries must close. No staff are allowed in except to pick up mail on occasion, etc. All print circulation and ILL suspended indefinitely.No.Yes. No policy link just yet.Remote reference using WebEx, e-mail.
WebEx, Big Blue Button, Canvas, Recording and screencasting software.We are debating this now.
Saint Louis University School of LawSt. Louis, MOAll classes and exams online through end of semester are no in-person service hours. Faculty, staff, and students can access the physical space and print materials as long as the University remains open via card swipe access. No public services are available.NoOnly essential, emergency personnel (as determined by each unit's leadership) are allowed to report to work in person. All library faculty and staff are working remotely. Remote reference, research instruction, and liaison services are available via email, phone, and Zoom. Zoom and PanoptoMandatory Pass/No Pass for all classes. D and above counts for Pass.
Santa Clara UniversitySanta Clara, CAOnline classes only from March 16 to April 13, 2020, but this will probably be extended to the end of the semester. NoThe library is currently closed until April 7, 2020. We have remote reference; library staff are home due to a Shelter In Place Order imposed by the Santa Clara County Health Department.NoThe university HR department drafted a special work from home agreement for this situation: reference is the only service being offered while we are closed. One librarian is teaching a law technology class online.The campus uses Zoom. Faculty also have the option to record classes (either from the classroom or from home) and make them available to their students.
Seattle University Law LibrarySeattle, WAClasses Online until May 1. are closed. Remote work implemented.NoStaff are required to work offered remotely; physical ILL of books suspendedZoom
Seton HallNewark, NJRemote classes through remainder of Spring semester services are operating remotely.NoNothing publicly available all services currently available remotely information as of 3/30/2020 Blackboard Collaborate Ultra; ZoomFaculty has voted for a mandatory pass/D/F system.
South Texas College of Law HoustonHouston, TXOnline classes only starting on March 12th. Determination of how long this will last will reassessed before April 5th No for nowThe building went to essential personnel only on 3/27. Staff working by distance if possible. Starting 3/19, the building is closed through 3/22. Whether we open the building to more than essential personnel on the 23rd is still to be decided. With no more student workers, we will reduce hours in the morning and evening if we reopenYesnormal services, but added ability to use zoom for reference questionsZoom
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of LawDallas, TXClasses online but scheduled to resume on campus on April 6., as of March 17, the university is moving a reduced operating plan with essential staff only reporting to campus. To the outside, the library is closed.Essential staff only, reference assistance, limited ILL also: ZoomFaculty approved mandatory Credit/No credit grading on March 27.
Southwestern Law SchoolOnline Classes through April 10, so farClosing March 20Reduced hours this week, closing March 20Remote reference and as much document delivery as we can manage.Zoommeeting March 20
St. John's Univ. School of LawQueens, NYEffective Tuesday, March 10th, face-to-face instruction is suspended. All classes will be offered via WebEx or recorded lecture through the end of the semester. Employees are all working remotely unless they are "essential." The library is physically closed and all services are virtual. We do not have any information about reopening the building. of Friday, March 13th, the library will offer virtual services during reduced hours. M-F 9-5, S&S 10-6.YesnoWebEx
St. Mary's University Law LibraryAll classes moved on line as of 3/16lawlib.stmarytx.eduWe are open with reduced hoursMonday to Friday, 8-5yes, unless given permission to work from home
St. Thomas UniversityMiami Gardens, FLClasses online for the next two weeksYesYesCanvas, Eco360, and Zoom
St. Thomas University
Miami Gardens, FL
Classes and services onlineNoLibrary closedNoZoom and Canvas
Stanford Law SchoolStanford, CAClasses online until further notice shelter-in-place order (for 3 weeks) finally caused us to close until further notice - see Undergrads were required to leave; grad students were permitted to stay, if necessary. NoStaff are working remotely or being paid to stay home. Remote reference & Canvas/online teaching support, & anything else that can be done remotely. We have a team on-site (one librarian + me) scanning, receiving mail, etc. for putting this together! We're using Zoom and individually filmed lectures - all via Canvas All Winter quarter exams changed to MP; Spring classes will all be graded MP/R/FSLS does not offer summer courses
StetsonGulfport, FLSpring break next week, then classes online until the end of the semester have closed to the public, otherwise open to the Stetson community with swipe card accessYesThe situation is being evaluated regularly and I'll update as I canBlackboard Collaborate, TWEN, WebEx, Microsoft Teams
Suffolk University Law SchoolBoston, MassachusettsOnline classes starting 3-18 (after an extended spring break) through the end of the semester. closed as of 3/19/2020. Virtual/remote services onlyNoRemote allowed; no policy.reference, research for faculty, Zoom training/assistance for facultyZoom, PanoptoOptional pass/fail
Syracuse University All Syracuse classes and exams will be online through the end of the semester. No decision about graduation No students permitted in the law school building. Essential personnel only admitted to building. We have a skeleton staff onsite to take in mail, to process our dwindling number of ILL requests, and to fulfill requests from the print collection. Staff working mostly remotely with rotation of staff to on-site duties. Reference; scholarship and instructional support via email, phone, or Zoom. and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Syracuse University announced on March 24 that summer classes through June 26 will be online. That encompasses the College of Law's single summer session.
Temple University Beasley School of LawPhiladelphia, PAOnline through remainder of semester library closed beginning 3/20. Virtual services offered M-R 8-6, F 8-5Yes, virtual services M-FNoReference through email or a Zoom Meeting. closed. Email me if you need something Michelle.Cosby@temple.eduZoom
Texas A&M University School of LawFort Worth, TXClasses are cancelled for March 16-17. Beginning March 18, classes will move to all online through the end of the semester. to students, faculty, alums, for self-study only. No in-person services. Remote services available.Library is open for self-study during regular hours. No in-person services. Remote services offered durin regular hours.No. Everyone is working remotely.Reference services are offered entirely remotely by email or via Zoom. Collaborate, Zoom, Google Classroom
Texas Southern University--Thurgood Marshall School of Law Online classes hrOnline classes through the end of Spring semesterRestricted use, student and faculty only Reduced hours 9-5, M-F until Libraians are working a rotating shift . Option to work from homeRemote reference and facuty services, research assistance via email, phone, virtual reference. TWEN, Canvas
Texas TechLubbock, TXSpring break starting Monday, March 16. Classes cancelled during week of March 23. Classes going online starting March 30 for the rest of the semester (ending April 30). in-person services. All remote work. Providing remote reference and circulation. Yes. 8am-5pm, Monday - Friday for remote reference and circulation. Circulation will continue on the weekend. Remote staff. Building on keycard access only. No Not checking out print materials. Relying on email/phone/virtual interactions and electronic resources. Mail going to once-per-week delivery with one staff coming in once-per-week to deliver. Law Library has taken over Blackboard support for students and faculty. considering ways to have 3Ls return print materials and carrel keys. All other students will have checkout period extended until they return. Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra/Zoom/Skype for BusinessUnder considerationYes. One session from June 2-July8.
The Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OhioOnline classes (except for clinics and externships) for the rest of the semster; university remains open but in a state of emergency We are now closed to everyone (as of 3/18) NoYesReference and research remotely., MediasiteS/U for all classes, faculty have the option to give CALI award(s); message to students University Wide
The University of Texas at AustinAustin, TXSpring break extended for one week (now 3/16 to 3/27). The university is essentially closed, although staff and faculty can access their offices. We are all working remotely. anticipate being open very limited hours the week of March 23 to allow students and faculty to find needed print resources, scan/photocopy, and check out books. Studying in the library will not be allowed. Hours likely will be Wed-Fri, 1-4 p.m., with 2-3 staff members on-site.noThe existing telework policy has essentially been waived. Individual desktop computers may be taken home with reference, online faculty liaison services, document delivery (if electronic), student technology support; circulation, reference, tech desk phones are monitored; Canvasall classes are pass/fail for spring 2020yes. we are offering an enahnced set of classes over the summer. No word yet on whether they will be P/F.
Thomas Jefferson School of LawSan Diego, CASpring Break 3/16-3/20; classes online for at least two weeks beginning 3/23. to the public and students. Student assistants allowed in one at a time to work on specific library projects.YesNoReference; requested course reservesZoomNo change yet.
Touro LawOnline classes thru Passover so farnoVirtual reference 9-6:30 M-T; 9-2:30 Fridays, and 12-5 on Sundayall working at homevirtual reference, teachingBe well. Stay safe. Zoom
Tulane University Classes canceled March 16-20. Classes online beginning March 23 until end of semester.'s libraries closed 5:00 p.m. March 16, and will remain closed until further notice. Staff working remotely.In development by University.Services offered remotely. Pass/Pass/Fail instituted for Spring semester 2020.Yes
UA Little Rock Bowen Law SchoolLittle Rock, ARall classes moved online until further notice, no out of state travel through April 30, all on-campus events canceled through April 30. For now, offices remain open. Effective 3/19/2020, access is limited to the first floor. Facilities is enacting hospital-grade cleaning in areas still being used. Offices still open, library still open to public. and YesNot yet, but I am urging my dean to restrict access to our students, faculty, and staff.NoWe are encouraging those who can to work remotely, but have no formal policy.For everyone -- Reference via phone or email; for law school constituents, remote access to most databases. So far, we are still circulating materials.Zoom, Echo360, Blackboard
UCIIrvine, CATransitioning to remote courses this week, fully remote next week for the rest of the semesterYesthe library closed 3/18.YesUntil there is a campus closure, it is business as usual. If we close, we will work on remote reference and will try to maintain all services possible (we won’t be able to deliver physical materials, etc.)Zoom is the main resource
UCLALos Angeles,CAClasses online through June beginning March 20Remote reference services, increasing digital reservesNot if telecommuting arragements have been madeRemote reference (Zoom), Zoom teaching, digital reservesMandatory credit/no credit but with a set of exceptions.
UNH Franklin Pierce School of LawConcord, NHonline classes from March 16 to April 3; (We already had our Spring Break in Feb.) building open; library open with staff here. restrictions and new policies being developed hours - M-F 8-4:30 and S&S 10-2YesReference, possibly scan and deliver (TBD), online study guides full-time and work study staff have really stepped up. We are lucky to have them.Zoom, Canvas, TWEN, Kanopy
Concord NH
Classes online until April 3 (but probably longer) have now closed and will be offering all library services online.Noonline casebooks and study aids (thanks West Academic, Lexis, CAP, and WK/Aspen; chat and online reference; online catalog (including ebooks); databases, etc. made this change on 3/18/2020.Zoom, Canvas, TWEN