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Law School Response to COVID-19

The coronavirus we are facing affects each one of us, as contributors to the educational process and as human beings with personal concerns and issues. This is an unprecedented situation. However, we are confident that we will find opportunities and creative methods to enhance our scholarship and work as a Law School. We are all using this time to take advantage of the great online resources, as well as to learn and reflect. We have a new goal as well, contributing to the societal work of keeping one another safe.

The Law School continues to carefully monitor news about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our community.

In an effort to depopulate Penn’s campus for the remainder of the semester, the Law School has shifted to virtual instruction for students and faculty, which will continue through the remainder of the spring semester. Additionally, staff whose presence is not essential have moved to remote working environments but are working diligently to continue to provide the same level of service during this time.

Consistent with Gov. Wolf’s order suspending all businesses that are not life-sustaining, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is restricting access to its buildings to essential personnel and to corresponding security staff members.

Students are not able to enter the buildings at present. If you have any situation (internet access, hardware, etc.) that impedes your remote learning, please be in touch with us immediately for assistance at stuaffairs@law.upenn.edu

If you have needs that must be addressed in the building, please pass them along to us at facilities@law.upenn.edu; essential personnel will assist as soon as possible.

The Law School is committed to taking the steps necessary to assure the safety of members of our community, and as such, is also taking the following additional measures:

· Cancelling or postponing all in-person events

· Eliminating University-related travel, including all incoming visitors

Given that this situation is rapidly changing, the University’s guidance, and the Law School’s response, may shift as well. We will continue to keep you updated. Let us reiterate how much we appreciate you and your flexibility in these unusual circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.