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Concordia University School of Law starting online classes Monday

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 17:23:43-04

BOISE, Idaho — Concordia University School of Law will be transitioning to online class instruction starting Monday, March 16, in response to the public health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, Interim Dean Latonia Haney Keith announced on Friday.

Like so many campuses nationwide, Haney Keith said the decision to cancel in-person classes has been made with the best interests of students, faculty, staff and the overall public health in mind. For now, students are being notified that the decision to provide online only instruction will continue through April 9.

“I recognize this will be an adjustment for our students, faculty and staff, but we felt it was the appropriate decision in light of the public health guidance, University & American Bar Association guidance, and our desire to control the spread of COVID-19,” Haney Keith said. “We will be working with students to ensure that they have access to online instruction and can avoid any impediments to ongoing instruction.”

The law school building will be closed to external access starting March 16. Most library services will continue to be available digitally and student study groups will continue to be available online. All meetings, events and gatherings that were scheduled at the law school will be postponed, canceled or transitioned to an online platform.

The transition is being made in accordance with the relevant ABA standards, which permit up to one-third of a course’s delivery to be made in a distance education format, Haney Keith said.

For more information about this decision, the law school has set up an informational page on its website.