Thursday, October 22, 2020
Karen Sloan (Law.com), Harvard Law Will Remain Online in the Spring. Will Others Follow?:
Harvard law students won’t be returning to campus in the spring.
Harvard Law School Dean John Manning announced Tuesday that the school will remain fully remote in the winter and spring semesters due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Harvard is among the first law schools to unveil concrete plans to stay remote after a fully online fall.
“Though we had very much hoped to be able to resume teaching and learning on campus, we have with great disappointment concluded that it is neither prudent nor equitable for us to resume in-person instruction,” Manning wrote in a message to students. “We miss seeing you all in person tremendously. And we understand and regret that today’s decision will land hard with many of you.”
Harvard was also a trailblazer this summer when it announced in June that the fall semester would be fully remote. About 30 other law schools later followed suit, though many waited until July or later to unveil those plans. ...
At Harvard, the law school was joined by four other graduates programs in deciding to remain fully online, while a fifth said it would offer a small number of classes in person for the spring.