In the wake of the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (or COVID-19), many law schools made the difficult choice to close their physical campus and transition exclusively to online course instruction. As of the date of this post, some law schools have yet to determine how to administer final exams and whether graduation ceremonies will be held for the class of 2020. This is an unprecedented set of circumstances that is understandably causing a lot of stress and anxiety for law students at a critical point in the spring semester.
If you’re a law student facing an unexpected transition to online courses, there are a number of steps to take to ensure you finish this academic year strong. This post outlines some strategies you can put in place to succeed in the face of a campus shutdown.