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This page is to consolidate information about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected law schools' operation, including canceling classes, offering online classes, canceling graduation ceremonies, and switching to a pass/fail grading system.


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Pass/Fail Grading

Some law schools adopted mandatory pass/fail grading, while others made it optional.

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Legend

  No decision reported (99 schools)

Or see the Table of all schools' decisions regarding pass/fail grading.

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 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
ON, CA Ryerson University Faculty of Law
ON, CA University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law
QC, CA Faculté de droit de l'Université Laval
QC, CA Université de Montréal Faculty of Law
QC, CA McGill University Faculty of Law
SK, CA University of Saskatchewan College of Law
AL, US University of Alabama School of Law
AZ, US Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
AZ, US James E. Rogers College of Law
CA, US University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
CA, US Chapman University School of Law
CA, US University of California, Berkeley, School of Law [67]
CA, US University of California, Hastings College of the Law
CA, US McGeorge School of Law
CA, US UC Davis School of Law
CA, US California Western School of Law
CA, US USC Gould School of Law
CA, US University of California, Irvine School of Law 10 March 2020 16 March 2020 [68]
CA, US Lincoln Law School of San Jose
CA, US Santa Clara University School of Law
CA, US Stanford Law School [69]
CA, US Loyola Law School
CA, US Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law
CA, US Golden Gate University School of Law
CO, US University of Colorado School of Law
CO, US Sturm College of Law
CT, US Yale Law School
CT, US University of Connecticut 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
DC, US Columbus School of Law
DE, US Widener School of Law–Delaware
FL, US Florida International University College of Law
FL, US Dwayne O. Andreas School 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 Northwestern University School of Law
IL, US DePaul University College of Law
IN, US Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
IN, US Notre Dame Law School
IN, US Indiana University Maurer School of Law 15 March 2020
KS, US Washburn University 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 Boston University School of Law
MA, US University of Massachusetts School of Law
MA, US Boston College Law School
MA, US Suffolk University Law School
MA, US Massachusetts School of Law
MA, US Harvard Law School [70]
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 [71]
MI, US Michigan State University College of Law 11 March 2020 [72]
MI, US University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
MN, US University of St. Thomas School of Law
MN, US Mitchell Hamline School of Law
MN, US University of Minnesota Law School
MO, US Saint Louis University School of Law
MO, US Washington University School of Law
MT, US University of Montana School of Law
NC, US Wake Forest University School of Law
NC, US Duke 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 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 [73]
NY, US Columbia Law School
NY, US Brooklyn 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
NY, US Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
NY, US Fordham University School of Law
NY, US Touro Law Center
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 Lewis & Clark Law School
PA, US Penn State Law 16 March 2020 [74]
PA, US Widener School of Law–Harrisburg
PA, US Penn State Dickinson Law
PA, US University of Pittsburgh School of Law
PA, US Temple University Beasley School of Law
PA, US Thomas R. Kline School of Law
PA, US Duquesne University 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 Vanderbilt University Law School
TX, US Texas A&M University School of Law
TX, US Baylor Law School
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 [75]
UT, US S.J. Quinney College of Law
VA, US Washington and Lee 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
VA, US University of Virginia 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 Stanford Law School Yes[76]
CA, US University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Yes[77]
CA, US University of California, Irvine School of Law Yes[78] YuJa, Zoom
IL, US DePaul University College of Law Yes
IN, US Indiana University Maurer School of Law Yes Zoom
MA, US Harvard Law School Yes[79]
MI, US Michigan State University College of Law Yes[80]
MI, US University of Michigan Law School Yes BlueJeans
MN, US University of St. Thomas School of Law Yes Zoom
MT, US University of Montana School of Law Yes Zoom
NY, US Fordham University School of Law Yes[81] Zoom, ECHO 360, Blackboard
Up to individual professors how to conduct the class.
NY, US New York Law School Yes Zoom, Microsoft Teams
NY, US Cornell Law School Yes[82]
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[83] Zoom
TX, US Texas Tech University School of Law Yes
UT, US J. Reuben Clark Law School Yes[84]
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[85] 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[86]
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 New York Law School Yes Examplify
NY, US Fordham University School of Law Yes Exam 4 Take home
All open book take home
OH, US University of Dayton School of Law Yes[87]
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[88]
TX, US Texas Tech University School of Law Yes


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 [89]
IN, US Indiana University Maurer School of Law Yes
MI, US University of Michigan Law School Yes [90]
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 [91]


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