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Message from School of Law dean to law students

 

Previous updates and messages to the University community and links to CDC tips for cold and flu prevention and Ohio Department of Health, CDC and World Health Organization information on the coronavirus can be found here.

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March 20, 2020

Dear Students, 

By now, you have seen the message from President Spina announcing we will continue with online course work for the remainder of the semester. To supplement that message, we are passing along this link to frequently asked questions that address issues specific to the law school. You also will receive or may have already received a message from Provost Benson and Vice President for Student Development Bill Fischer with general student information. 

Thank you all who participated in the Zoom town hall meeting with me and Deans Shaw and Penn this morning. This is an unprecedented and difficult time for us as a community and indeed for the world as a whole. For me, this pandemic drives home the reality that each and every one of us on planet Earth is linked together. In dealing with the public health threat we are facing, we only have weeks of epidemiological information about the seriousness of the coronavirus. Please err on the side of caution, and please take the public health officials’ and University’s guidance regarding social distancing and other precautions seriously.  

Also, I ask you to take care of yourselves and each other emotionally and spiritually. This is a time when our special bonds of community at UDSL can really come into play.   

As the realities of this situation continue to change with each passing day, I urge you to pay close attention to emails and other communications sent out by the University and the School of Law. We are using the law school's newsletter in particular as a repository for information. 

For me, the last couple of weeks have been a time of taking stock. I am tremendously grateful to each of you for all that we are as a community. 

Best regards,

Andrew Strauss