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.

March 17:

  • The Law School building will be closed to students and visitors beginning at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 18. All staff will be working remotely and will be available by email and phone
  • The D'Angelo Law Library will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 18th and remain closed until at least the beginning of the Spring Quarter. During that time, the Ask a Librarian service will be available for research assistance and other library questions. Please check the D'Angelo website for updates.

Please note unless you have been informed otherwise, 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. 

In a March 12 email, President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Ka Yee C. Lee made the following announcements: 

  • The University of Chicago is moving to remote learning for undergraduate and graduate classes for the entire Spring Quarter of 2020, beginning on Monday, March 30, the first day of the Spring Quarter.
  • University residence halls will continue normal operations until the end of Winter Quarter.
  • Students will continue to receive financial aid and stipends.
  • The University and the University of Chicago Medical Center remain open.
  • The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools will also be moving to remote learning on March 30.

The Law School is following University guidance based on the email from Provost Ka Yee C. Lee and Executive Vice President of the University for Biology and Medicine, Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD on March 10 regarding travel and large event precautions:

  • The University is suspending all nonessential international and domestic University travel, effective immediately through April 15.
  • We are suspending University-sponsored events and gatherings of more than 100 people effective immediately through April 15.
  • We are asking schools, divisions, and departments to consider postponing on-campus visits at this time.

Please continue to visit the University Coronavirus Updates page for the most up-to-date campus information.