COVID-19

Hofstra Law COVID-19 Update – March 9

Dear Law School Students,

As you saw from the University’s message last night, all in-person class meetings this week are cancelled.  All Law School classes for today, Monday, March 9, are cancelled and will be made up on Friday, April 24 (our snow day) or at a time or in a manner of your instructor’s choosing.

Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, March 10), all Law School classes will  be taught remotely via Zoom (unless you hear otherwise from your individual instructor).  Some classes may be taught remotely before Tuesday at the discretion of the individual instructors. At this time, we are planning to teach all Law School classes remotely for at least two weeks (through Friday, March 20).  Although the Law School (including the library) is open and accessible to all students, please check the Law Events calendar (lawevents.hofstra.edu) for updates and to see if a particular non-class on-campus event or meeting is still being held or will be held remotely.

This email sets forth initial policies and procedures for conducting such classes remotely.

  1. During this period, students must continue to attend classes at the same times they would normally meet, but they must do so “remotely”.  To attend your next class, simply click on the link for your next class at the time that class meets.  Again, please be prepared to be in contact with your individual instructors via email or by telephone if necessary.
  2. Attendance will continue to be taken and required during all remote class sessions. Students are expected to be prepared and ready to participate just as if they were attending the class in person. In particular, students should ensure that they have a place they can access the internet without interruption or excessive background noise. Of course, we expect technical and other difficulties during the first few days of this transition. We ask all students to be patient with the Law School and faculty as we move through this challenging period.
  3. During this period, the Office of Information Technology will be available as best they can to provide assistance. They should be contacted via lawhelp@hofstra.edu. Please include your Hofstra 700 number in any email requests. They will respond as quickly as possible, but please also be patient as their resources are stretched at this time as well.

We understand that this is a far from ideal situation. But we do hope that with everyone’s cooperation and assistance, we will get to the end of this challenging period safely and successfully. Please continue to visit https://www.hofstra.edu/studentaffairs/studentservices/welctr/novel-coronavirus.html for the latest University updates.

Best,
Julian Ku

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