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Canceled In-Person Classes

The following law schools have canceled in-person class sessions:

Location School Announcement Date Effective Date
AB, CA University of Calgary Faculty of Law
BC, CA Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law
BC, CA University of Victoria Faculty of Law
BC, CA Peter A. Allard School of Law
MB, CA Robson Hall Faculty of Law
NB, CA Université de Moncton École de droit
NS, CA Schulich School of Law
ON, CA University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law
ON, CA Ryerson University Faculty of Law
ON, CA Osgoode Hall Law School
ON, CA Bora Laskin Faculty of Law
ON, CA University of Toronto Faculty of Law
ON, CA Queen's University Faculty of Law
ON, CA University of Windsor Faculty of Law
ON, CA University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
QC, CA Université de Montréal Faculty of Law
QC, CA McGill University Faculty of Law
QC, CA Faculté de droit de l'Université Laval
SK, CA University of Saskatchewan College of Law
AL, US University of Alabama School of Law
AR, US University of Arkansas School of Law
AR, US William H. Bowen School of Law
AZ, US James E. Rogers College of Law
AZ, US Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
CA, US Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law
CA, US Golden Gate University School of Law
CA, US University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
CA, US Chapman University School of Law
CA, US McGeorge School of Law
CA, US University of California, Berkeley, School of Law [1]
CA, US University of California, Hastings College of the Law
CA, US UC Davis School of Law
CA, US California Western School of Law
CA, US Southwestern Law School
CA, US USC Gould School of Law
CA, US University of California, Irvine School of Law 10 March 2020 16 March 2020 [2]
CA, US Lincoln Law School of San Jose
CA, US Santa Clara University School of Law
CA, US Loyola Law School
CA, US Stanford Law School [3]
CO, US Sturm College of Law
CO, US University of Colorado School of Law
CT, US Quinnipiac University School of Law
CT, US Yale Law School
CT, US University of Connecticut School of Law
DC, US Columbus School of Law
DC, US Georgetown University Law Center
DC, US The George Washington University Law School
DC, US David A. Clarke School of Law
DC, US Howard University School of Law
DC, US Washington College of Law
DE, US Widener School of Law–Delaware
FL, US University of Miami School of Law
FL, US Florida International University College of Law
FL, US Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
FL, US Stetson University College of Law
FL, US Florida State University College of Law
GA, US Georgia State University College of Law
GA, US University of Georgia School of Law
GA, US Emory University School of Law
HI, US William S. Richardson School of Law
IA, US Drake University Law School
IA, US University of Iowa College of Law
ID, US University of Idaho College of Law
IL, US Chicago-Kent College of Law
IL, US UIC John Marshall Law School
IL, US University of Chicago Law School
IL, US Northern Illinois University College of Law
IL, US University of Illinois College of Law
IL, US Northwestern University School of Law
IL, US DePaul University College of Law
IL, US Loyola University Chicago School of Law
IN, US Indiana University Maurer School of Law 15 March 2020
IN, US Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
IN, US Notre Dame Law School
KS, US Washburn University School of Law
KS, US University of Kansas School of Law
KY, US University of Kentucky College of Law
LA, US Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
LA, US Tulane University Law School
MA, US Suffolk University Law School
MA, US Massachusetts School of Law
MA, US Harvard Law School [4]
MA, US Boston University School of Law
MA, US New England School of Law
MA, US University of Massachusetts School of Law
MA, US Boston College Law School
MD, US University of Baltimore School of Law
MD, US University of Maryland School of Law
ME, US University of Maine School of Law
MI, US University of Michigan Law School 11 March 2020 12 March 2020 [5]
MI, US Wayne State University Law School
MI, US Michigan State University College of Law 11 March 2020 [6]
MI, US University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
MN, US Mitchell Hamline School of Law
MN, US University of Minnesota Law School
MN, US University of St. Thomas School of Law
MO, US Saint Louis University School of Law
MO, US University of Missouri School of Law
MO, US Washington University School of Law
MT, US University of Montana School of Law
NC, US Duke University School of Law
NC, US North Carolina Central University School of Law
NC, US Wake Forest University School of Law
NE, US Creighton University School of Law
NJ, US Seton Hall University School of Law
NJ, US Rutgers School of Law–Camden
NJ, US Rutgers School of Law–Newark
NV, US William S. Boyd School of Law
NY, US Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
NY, US Fordham University School of Law
NY, US Touro Law Center
NY, US Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
NY, US Maurice A. Deane School of Law
NY, US Albany Law School
NY, US Syracuse University College of Law
NY, US St. John's University School of Law
NY, US Cornell Law School [7]
NY, US Brooklyn Law School
NY, US Columbia Law School
NY, US University at Buffalo Law School
NY, US New York University School of Law
NY, US New York Law School 10 March 2020 18 March 2020
NY, US City University of New York School of Law
OH, US University of Dayton School of Law
OH, US Case Western Reserve University School of Law
OH, US Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
OH, US Moritz College of Law
OH, US University of Cincinnati College of Law
OK, US University of Tulsa College of Law
OR, US University of Oregon School of Law 16 March 2020
OR, US Willamette University College of Law
OR, US Lewis & Clark Law School
PA, US Duquesne University School of Law
PA, US Penn State Law 16 March 2020 [8]
PA, US Widener School of Law–Harrisburg
PA, US Villanova University School of Law
PA, US Penn State Dickinson Law
PA, US Temple University Beasley School of Law
PA, US University of Pittsburgh School of Law
PA, US Thomas R. Kline School of Law
RI, US Roger Williams University School of Law
SC, US University of South Carolina School of Law
SC, US Charleston School of Law
TN, US Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law 12 March 2020 13 March 2020
TN, US Belmont University College of Law
TN, US Vanderbilt University Law School
TN, US University of Tennessee College of Law
TX, US Texas A&M University School of Law
TX, US Baylor Law School
TX, US St. Mary's University School of Law
TX, US University of Houston Law Center
TX, US University of Texas School of Law
TX, US Dedman School of Law
TX, US Texas Tech University School of Law
UT, US J. Reuben Clark Law School 12 March 2020 13 March 2020 [9]
UT, US S.J. Quinney College of Law
VA, US Regent University School of Law 14 March 2020 16 March 2020 [10]
VA, US University of Virginia School of Law
VA, US Washington and Lee University School of Law
VA, US George Mason University School of Law
VA, US University of Richmond School of Law
VA, US William & Mary School of Law
VA, US Appalachian School of Law
WA, US University of Washington School of Law
WA, US Seattle University School of Law
WI, US University of Wisconsin Law School
WV, US West Virginia University College of Law
WY, US University of Wyoming College of Law


Online Classes

Which schools offer online class sessions:

Location School Online Classes Offered? Online Class Software Notes
CA, US University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Yes[11]
CA, US University of California, Irvine School of Law Yes[12] YuJa, Zoom
CA, US Stanford Law School Yes[13]
IL, US DePaul University College of Law Yes
IN, US Indiana University Maurer School of Law Yes Zoom
MA, US Harvard Law School Yes[14]
MI, US University of Michigan Law School Yes BlueJeans
MI, US Michigan State University College of Law Yes[15]
MN, US University of St. Thomas School of Law Yes Zoom
MT, US University of Montana School of Law Yes Zoom
NY, US New York Law School Yes Zoom, Microsoft Teams
NY, US Cornell Law School Yes[16]
NY, US Fordham University School of Law Yes[17] Zoom, ECHO 360, Blackboard
Up to individual professors how to conduct the class.
OR, US University of Oregon School of Law Yes
PA, US University of Pittsburgh School of Law Yes Zoom
PA, US Penn State Law Yes[18] Zoom
TN, US Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Yes Zoom, BlueJeans, eCourseware
TX, US Texas Tech University School of Law Yes
UT, US J. Reuben Clark Law School Yes[19]
VA, US Regent University School of Law Yes[20] BlackBoard
Smooth transition
VA, US Appalachian School of Law Yes


Online Finals

Which schools offer online final examinations:

Location School Online Finals Offered? Online Finals Software Notes
BC, CA Peter A. Allard School of Law Yes
CA, US University of California, Irvine School of Law Yes[21] Examity, Respondus
CA, US Golden Gate University School of Law Yes
DC, US The George Washington University Law School Yes
FL, US Florida State University College of Law Yes[22]
All exams will be take home, open note, open book (except if a teacher chooses to alter this default) and the exam will be open for 24 hrs. All or most classes will not be using virtual proctoring.
IN, US Indiana University Maurer School of Law Yes
NJ, US Seton Hall University School of Law Yes
NY, US Fordham University School of Law Yes Exam 4 Take home
All open book take home
NY, US New York Law School Yes Examplify
OH, US University of Dayton School of Law Yes[23]
All exams are essay only and 24 hour take home open book/note.
OR, US University of Oregon School of Law Yes
PA, US Penn State Law Yes[24]
TX, US Texas Tech University School of Law Yes
VA, US Regent University School of Law Yes[25] TBA


Pass/Fail Grading

The following law schools have temporarily switched to pass/fail grading for the current and/or upcoming grading period(s):

Location School Temporary Pass Fail Grading? Notes
AB, CA University of Calgary Faculty of Law Optional
AB, CA University of Alberta Faculty of Law Yes
BC, CA Peter A. Allard School of Law Yes [26]
mandatory pass/fail grading
BC, CA Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law Yes [27]
Mandatory P/F
BC, CA University of Victoria Faculty of Law Yes
Graded Exams, Dean states it "could change given the evolving situation"
MB, CA Robson Hall Faculty of Law Yes [28]
Mandatory Pass/Fail
NB, CA University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law Optional
opt in before assessments
NS, CA Schulich School of Law Yes [29]
Mandatory pass/fail/honours
ON, CA University of Windsor Faculty of Law Yes [30]
ON, CA University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law Yes [31]
mandatory pass/fail grading
ON, CA Queen's University Faculty of Law Optional
ON, CA University of Toronto Faculty of Law Yes [32]
Mandatory Credit/No Credit
ON, CA University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Optional [33]
It is not mandatory P/F for 2Ls and 3Ls. You either choose if you want letter grades or pass/fail for all classes. 1Ls get to choose P/F or letter grades after they receive their grades.
QC, CA Faculté de droit de l'Université Laval Optional [34]
optional pass/fail
QC, CA McGill University Faculty of Law Optional
SK, CA University of Saskatchewan College of Law Optional [35]
AL, US University of Alabama School of Law Yes [36]
Mandatory Pass/D/Fail
AR, US William H. Bowen School of Law Yes [37]
Mandatory credit/no credit grading system for the spring 2020 semester. Students will receive grades for classes that were completed prior to the transition to online classes.
AR, US University of Arkansas School of Law Yes [38]
Mandatory pass/fail. Some professors stating that a grade of B- or below will be viewed as failing.
AZ, US Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Optional [39]
All students decide whether to apply for pass/fail grading by April 26 (admin can deny the request) with an option to apply again after grades are released (admin is more likely to deny the request)
AZ, US James E. Rogers College of Law Yes
CA, US Santa Clara University School of Law Yes [40]
CA, US University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Yes [41]
CA, US Chapman University School of Law Yes [42]
Mandatory High Pass/Pass/Fail
CA, US University of California, Hastings College of the Law Optional
After grades
CA, US Loyola Law School Yes [43]
mandatory credit/no credit
CA, US UC Davis School of Law Yes [44]
CA, US McGeorge School of Law Optional [45]
all courses in all McGeorge programs, except those that were completed and graded before March 16, 2020, students are able to elect a Pass / No-Credit option after seeing their provisional final grade in the course. Students will have three days in which to make this election. A pass is designated as a C- or above.
CA, US Southwestern Law School Optional [46]
optional credit/no credit after grades
CA, US USC Gould School of Law Yes
CA, US University of California, Irvine School of Law Yes
CA, US University of California, Los Angeles School of Law Yes [47]
All Spring 2020 courses, except for clinic courses or other courses that completed most of their evaluation prior to the COVID-19 disruption (i.e. prior to Spring Break), will be graded pass/fail.
CA, US California Western School of Law Yes
CA, US Stanford Law School Yes [48]
excludes paper classes
CO, US Sturm College of Law Yes
Mandatory Honors/Pass/No Pass. In required courses and courses over 20 students, max 25% honors. Other courses no limit. All academic probation/dismissals suspended for the semester. May graduation for students under required GPA decided case by case.
CO, US University of Colorado School of Law Yes [49]
mandatory credit/no credit grading system
CT, US University of Connecticut School of Law Optional
after grades are released
CT, US Yale Law School Yes [50]
CT, US Quinnipiac University School of Law Optional [51]
Mandatory p/f for all upper level courses and Spring 1L courses. Optional p/f for Fall 2019 1L courses. (1Ls can change their fall grades to p/f but if they elect to do p/f they must change all their grades).
DC, US The George Washington University Law School Yes [52]
Mandatory CR/NC for all Spring courses.
DC, US Columbus School of Law Optional [53]
Upon receipt of all grades, students will have the choice to accept the grades for all of their courses as awarded or to convert all of their grades into Pass/Fail status. This is an all-or-nothing option, not a course-by-course approach.
DC, US Howard University School of Law Yes [54]
Credit/No Credit system
DC, US David A. Clarke School of Law Optional [55]
Optional Pass/Fail. Students can decide after grades are released. The decision is all or nothing (meaning students will need to choose between grades in all classes or none at all).
DC, US Georgetown University Law Center Optional
after grades are released
DC, US Washington College of Law Yes [56]
Mandatory Pass/Fail with exceptions for experiential credits and graduation requirements
DE, US Widener School of Law–Delaware Optional
FL, US Stetson University College of Law Yes [57]
Mandatory Pass/Fail
FL, US Florida International University College of Law Optional [58]
optional pass/fail or receive a letter grade with a relaxed curve
FL, US Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Yes [59]
Mandatory Pass/Fail
FL, US University of Miami School of Law Yes [60]
mandatory pass/fail except clinics & already completed short courses
FL, US Fredric G. Levin College of Law Yes [61]
Mandatory pass/fail for all Spring 2020 classes completed after March 20, 2020. Optional pass/fail for LLM and SJD students.
FL, US Florida State University College of Law Yes [62]
Mandatory pass/fail
GA, US University of Georgia School of Law No [63]
Letter grades with adjusted curve
GA, US Georgia State University College of Law No [64]
Letter grades w/ adjusted curve
HI, US William S. Richardson School of Law Yes [65]
Mandatory Credit/No Credit
IA, US University of Iowa College of Law Yes
IA, US Drake University Law School Yes [66]
Credit/No Credit
ID, US University of Idaho College of Law Yes [67]
pass/no pass for all classes
IL, US UIC John Marshall Law School Yes
As and Bs (no plus and minus), a C is a Pass, a D or an F is No Grade
IL, US Loyola University Chicago School of Law Yes [68]
Mandatory pass/no pass grading system for spring semester 2020. For all spring semester 2020 courses for which the class dates already have ended or for which grades have already been entered, there will be no change to the usual law school grading system.
IL, US DePaul University College of Law Optional [69]
Grading policies for the College of Law will not change for Spring 2020.

Grading curves will remain the same and will apply to all courses subject to a curve.

Students may apply to receive P/F grades for all Spring 2020 semester courses prior to exams
IL, US Northwestern University School of Law Yes [70]
Mandatory credit/no credit
IL, US University of Chicago Law School No [71]
Email from Dean: "we intend at this time to maintain the status quo on grades at the Law School for the Spring Quarter. We will continue to watch developments in the next few weeks, and will make adjustments if the situation warrants."
IL, US Chicago-Kent College of Law Optional [72]
Everyone will see the grades, then only B- or below can choose to Pass/Fail.
IL, US University of Illinois College of Law Yes [73]
Mandatory pass/fail with pass with distinction (PD) grades
IN, US Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Yes [74]
IN, US Indiana University Maurer School of Law Yes
IN, US Notre Dame Law School Optional [75]
Optional Pass/No Credit that must be elected for all classes or none and students must make decision before final exams
KS, US University of Kansas School of Law Yes [76]
mandatory satisfactory/unsatisfactory AKA credit/no credit.
KS, US Washburn University School of Law Yes
KY, US University of Kentucky College of Law Yes [77]
mandatory Pass/Fail pending university senate approval
LA, US Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Yes [78]
student choice after grades post
LA, US Tulane University Law School Yes [79]
Mandatory High Pass/Pass/Fail
MA, US Harvard Law School Yes [80]
MA, US Boston University School of Law Yes [81]
mandatory pass/fail for all JDs. LLMs will have the option of electing pass/fail
MA, US Boston College Law School Yes
MA, US Suffolk University Law School Optional [82]
Optional Pass/Fail post grade
MA, US New England School of Law Yes [83]
Mandatory Pass/Fail
MD, US University of Baltimore School of Law Yes [84]
Credit/No Credit
MD, US University of Maryland School of Law Yes [85]
All Spring 2020 courses, except for clinic courses or other courses that completed most of their evaluation prior to the COVID-19 disruption (i.e. prior to Spring Break), will be graded pass/fail.
ME, US University of Maine School of Law Optional [86]
Students can test, receive grades and then can elect to keep individual course grades, or selectively choose pass/fail.
MI, US University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Yes
MI, US Wayne State University Law School Yes [87]
Mandatory Pass/Fail for all students (1L LRW will still be graded since the majority of our graded assignments were turned in before the pandemic)
MI, US Michigan State University College of Law Optional
MI, US University of Michigan Law School Optional
student choice post grade
MN, US Mitchell Hamline School of Law Optional [88]
optional pass/fail for any or all courses after release of final grades
MN, US University of St. Thomas School of Law Yes [89]
School has switched to a High Pass/Pass/Fail system, and has frozen gpas
MN, US University of Minnesota Law School Yes [90]
mandatory S/N for spring courses
MO, US University of Missouri School of Law Yes [91]
mandatory pass/fail
MO, US Washington University School of Law Yes [92]
MO, US Saint Louis University School of Law Yes [93]
Mandatory Pass/Fail
MT, US University of Montana School of Law Yes [94]
mandatory credit/no credit
NC, US Duke University School of Law Yes
Legal Writing is optional pass/fail
NC, US Wake Forest University School of Law Yes
NC, US North Carolina Central University School of Law Optional [95]
Letter grades for required courses but nothing less than a C-, optional pass/fail after seeing grades for electives.
NE, US Creighton University School of Law Optional [96]
Opt-In pass/fail
NJ, US Seton Hall University School of Law Yes [97]
Mandatory Pass/D/F
NJ, US Rutgers School of Law–Camden Yes [98]
NJ, US Rutgers School of Law–Newark Yes [99]
NV, US William S. Boyd School of Law Yes
NY, US Albany Law School Optional [100]
Optional Pass/No Credit after you see the grade. All required classes (aka 1L classes) will require at least a C- or you have to retake it regardless of whether you keep the letter grade or a P (down to a D-). 1L curve is moved from a B- to a B.
NY, US St. John's University School of Law Optional [101]
Optional credit/no credit before grades, with a liberalized curve for students who choose grades. Under the new curve, 56% of students will get at least a B+.
NY, US Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Optional [102]
Optional Pass/Fail after grades. The option is an "all-or-none" option. First-year students will have their GPAs calculated on the basis of all graded credits (as usual, pass/fail are not "grades")
NY, US Touro Law Center Yes [103]
mandatory pass/fail, C- or higher is passing
NY, US University at Buffalo Law School Yes [104]
mandatory Pass/Fail
NY, US Cornell Law School Yes [105]
NY, US Syracuse University College of Law Optional
students choose after grades are released
NY, US New York Law School Optional [106]
Optional credit/no credit. We’re allowed to see our grades beforehand and have until July 1, 2020 to render a decision on which grades we want to deem CR. Anything D- or above can receive credit.
NY, US Fordham University School of Law Yes [107]
Mandatory pass/fail
NY, US Brooklyn Law School Yes [108]
NY, US New York University School of Law Yes [109]
NY, US Columbia Law School Yes
Dean's Scholar / Credit / No Credit (yearly honors awarded based only on Fall 2019)
NY, US Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University Optional [110]
NY, US City University of New York School of Law Yes
NY, US Maurice A. Deane School of Law Yes [111]
OH, US Moritz College of Law Yes
OH, US Case Western Reserve University School of Law Optional [112]
1Ls will be graded on a H (Honors) / P (Pass) / NE (No Entry) system for all first-year courses, except the 1L electives which will continue to be graded on their normal CR/NC basis. Upperclass students will be graded under the normal grading policy. For each course, a student may opt to retain their grade, or have a P/NE entered instead.
OH, US Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Optional [113]
Students can opt to go credit/no credit after they see their grades. The decision is all or nothing for all classes.
OH, US University of Cincinnati College of Law Yes [114]
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. A grade of U won't affect your GPA, just credits.
OH, US University of Dayton School of Law Optional [115]
Students above 2.2 GPA can elect credit/no credit BEFORE FINALS or to have the term graded as normal.

Students below a 2.2 GPA can elect to restart the semester in Fall if 2020 (will not be charged tuition) or to have the semester graded as normal.

Scholarship removals are postponed until after Fall 2020 semester.

Students below a 2.0 at the end of spring 2020 will still be dismissed.
OK, US University of Tulsa College of Law Yes
OR, US Lewis & Clark Law School Optional [116]
election is made no later than 24 hours after taking an exam or turning in a final paper for a paper class or individual research project. All exams will be graded by professors and curved as they have been in the past although faculty will have the discretion to vary the numerical curves
OR, US Willamette University College of Law Optional [117]
Optional credit/no credit grading system thereafter exam grades are posted. C- is the cut off for credit and letter grades will count toward scholarships whether you opt out or not.
OR, US University of Oregon School of Law Yes [118]
D is passing, only Fs will receive a fail grade
PA, US Duquesne University School of Law Optional
Optional pass/fail after grades are released
PA, US University of Pittsburgh School of Law Yes
Classes with Finals: Mandatory Satisfactory (S)/No Credit (NC) Classes without Finals: Optional S/NC
PA, US Penn State Dickinson Law Yes [119]
PA, US Thomas R. Kline School of Law Optional [120]
Pass/Fail (Optional After Grades)
PA, US Widener School of Law–Harrisburg Optional
PA, US Villanova University School of Law Yes [121]
mandatory pass/fail
PA, US Temple University Beasley School of Law Yes [122]
Mandatory Pass/Fail
RI, US Roger Williams University School of Law Yes [123]
SC, US University of South Carolina School of Law Yes [124]
mandatory pass/fail
SC, US Charleston School of Law No [125]
sticking with traditional grades
TN, US University of Tennessee College of Law Yes [126]
Mandatory honors/pass/fail
TN, US Vanderbilt University Law School Yes [127]
TN, US Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Yes
Mandatory P/F System (announced April 1, 2010)
TX, US Baylor Law School No
TX, US Texas Tech University School of Law No [128]
keeping same mandatory curve for now, pending further changes
TX, US St. Mary's University School of Law Yes [129]
Mandatory High Pass/Pass/Fail
TX, US Dedman School of Law Yes [130]
Mandatory Credit/No Credit grading policy
TX, US University of Texas School of Law Yes [131]
Mandatory pass/fail for all students
TX, US Texas A&M University School of Law Optional [132]
mandatory pass/fail grading for all classes this semester, other than those courses that have been completed and for which final course grades have already been communicated
TX, US University of Houston Law Center Yes [133]
Mandatory Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
UT, US J. Reuben Clark Law School Yes
UT, US S.J. Quinney College of Law Yes [134]
mandatory pass/fail with no exceptions for any classes
VA, US University of Richmond School of Law Yes [135]
VA, US Appalachian School of Law No [136]
VA, US George Mason University School of Law Optional [137]
Optional credit / no credit. Students may select to receive a letter grade after they receive grades. Cr/ NC is the default. Credit is awarded for letter grades C- and above. Grades will not factor into GPA or ranking. It will just show on your transcript.
VA, US Regent University School of Law No [138]
No change to grading and open-book finals. Finals will be offered online.
VA, US William & Mary School of Law Yes
VA, US University of Virginia School of Law Yes [139]
Exception: classes in which all class sessions were completed by March 18 and all work was due by March 23. Classes graded CR/NC will not be factored into GPAs, including for purposes of honors.
VA, US Washington and Lee University School of Law Yes [140]
WA, US University of Washington School of Law Yes
Winter Quarter: 2L, 3L, and graduate students can elect to receive Satisfactory/Not satisfactory for elective courses only. 1L courses remain unchanged and will be given letter grades. Spring Quarter: Mandatory Credit/No Credit.
WA, US Seattle University School of Law Yes [141]
WI, US University of Wisconsin Law School Yes [142]
Mandatory P/F
WV, US West Virginia University College of Law Yes [143]
mandatory pass/fail. No curve on number of passes or fails
WY, US University of Wyoming College of Law Yes [144]
mandatory pass/fail


Graduation Ceremony

The following law schools have canceled Spring 2020 graduation ceremony:

Location School Cancelled Graduation? Notes
CA, US University of California, Irvine School of Law Yes [145]
IN, US Indiana University Maurer School of Law Yes
MI, US University of Michigan Law School Yes [146]
MT, US University of Montana School of Law No
NY, US New York Law School Postponed
Commencement ceremony will be postponed to the late Summer/early Fall with dates to be announced later and to be planned to not conflict with the Fall New York State bar exam administration.
OR, US University of Oregon School of Law Yes
PA, US Penn State Dickinson Law Yes
PA, US University of Pittsburgh School of Law Postponed
TX, US Texas Tech University School of Law Yes
UT, US J. Reuben Clark Law School Yes [147]
VA, US Regent University School of Law No


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