Paul L. Caron

Friday, April 30, 2021

At Least 38 Law Schools (Thus Far) Are Requiring Students To Be Vaccinated To Be On Campus In The Fall

Karen Sloan (, Returning to Campus in the Fall Will Require COVID-19 Vaccine at Many Law Schools:

If you’re a law student who wants to return to campus next fall, there’s a good chance you’ll need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

More than 100 colleges and universities have announced vaccine mandates for all students in recent weeks, and that list is expanding rapidly. Among the institutions that have already made the call to require students to be vaccinated before they can attend in-person next academic year, at least 38 are home to American Bar Association-accredited law schools. They include Yale, Stanford, Columbia, New York University, Georgetown, George Washington, the University of Pennsylvania, Emory and the University of Michigan.

Deans and faculty at several of those schools this week said they haven’t received any pushback from students over the mandate, possibly because law students are eager to ditch Zoom and get back into the classroom or to a more normal law school experience.

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