Law School Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates

The University of Chicago is maintaining a Coronavirus Updates webpage. The page includes campus updates, health and travel guidance, resources, and other important and helpful information. Please use that page as your primary resource for COVID-19 information.

Current students will find the answers to many questions in the Autumn Quarter FAQs provided by the Dean of Students Office.

The University has launched an Autumn Quarter Information Line, available Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT. Any student, parent, faculty member, other academic appointee, postdoc, or staff member who has a question about Autumn Quarter—including questions about moving into residence halls, health and safety requirements, COVID-19 testing, etc.—can call the information line at 1-773-795-5374.

Law School Operations

  • The Law School building is currently closed to students and visitors and will remain so until further notice. Nearly all staff are working remotely and are available by email and phone
  • The D'Angelo Law Library also remains closed until further notice. During that time, the Ask a Librarian service is available for research assistance and other library questions. Please check the D'Angelo website for updates.

Autumn Quarter

  • The Law School will operate on a hybrid model for Autumn Quarter 2020. Please refer to the Autumn Quarter FAQ for more detailed information. 

Health Pact

  • When back on campus, we ask that everyone commit to protecting our community by following the UChicago Health Pact.

Events and Travel

  • All Law School events that were to take place in-person have been cancelled or postponed. Some of these events may be moved to an online format and we will communicate with attendees accordingly. Please check individual event pages for more information. 
  • The University has suspended all nonessential international and domestic University travel, effective immediately until further notice.

Bar Exams

Bar exam plans and policies remain in flux for several jurisdictions. The Law School continues to advocate for our graduates with jurisdictions around the country, often in conjunction with other law schools. Students can refer to this page of bar exam information and resources. This list of letters signed or co-signed by Dean Miles is a partial representation of the positions the Law School has taken with respect to bar exam plans. We will update this page with any additional letters.  

Letter to Chief Judge Anne M. Burke and Nancy Vincent, Director of Administration, Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar (PDF)
Letter to Chief Judge Anne M. Burke and Nancy Vincent, Director of Administration, Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar: Request for a Remote Bar Examination in October (PDF)