Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Florida A&M Law School Reverses Plan For Hybrid Fall Semester, Shifts To 100% Online, FAMU College of Law Reverses Reopening Plans, Stays Remote For Fall:

FAMU Logo (2020)Students will attend classes remotely at the Florida A&M University College of Law during the fall, a change Monday from its original plan.

The law school had planned to follow a hybrid model with some classes taught in the classroom and others taught online. But with a recent recommendation made to College of Law Dean Deidré Keller by the College of Law Reopening Task Force, classes will stay remote when students return Aug. 10.

“While we recognize that this is a shift in direction, we have made this decision because we believe it is in the best interest of our students, faculty and staff,” said Keller, who began her tenure as dean and law professor on July 1.

The Task Force considered a number of issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including current outbreak numbers, the influx of students moving to Central Florida, health risks, student concerns, class sizes, classroom sizes, and the actions of public schools, universities and colleges.

“We’ve concluded that given the current trends, there is a significant possibility of circumstances evolving such that online instruction becomes necessary at some point during the semester,” Keller added.

Tallahassee Democrat, FAMU College of Law Courses Will Remain Online For the Fall Semester

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