Cornell University and Cornell Law School COVID-19 Resources and Plans for Reopening
Cornell University has announced plans for the fall semester, which include a hybrid approach to a residential semester (with in-person, online, and hybrid teaching modalities), robust virus testing, and modifications to the academic calendar.
The Law School plans to commence classes as scheduled on Tuesday, August 25. Instruction will then run uninterrupted without a fall break until Thanksgiving. Fall semester exams will be held online after Thanksgiving.
The FAQs on these pages focus on circumstances unique to law students.Please see Cornell University’s FAQs for public health and safety guidance that applies to all Cornell students regardless of degree program.
International students should always refer and utilize the guidance from Global Cornell: International Services office. They have prepared a detailed FAQ for international students for the upcoming fall semester. If your question is not answered in the FAQ, you should direct your question to email@example.com.
Information for Students:
- Career Advising
- Isolation, Quarantine, and Contact Tracing
- Law Library
- Bar Exam FAQ
- Student Life: This section includes information on mental health considerations, modifications to student life, staff support, the student behavior compact, and tuition.
- Spring 2020 Student FAQ
Information for Faculty and Staff
- Law School Online Teaching Resources
- Faculty FAQs (password protected)
- Spring 2020 Zoom classrooms (password protected)
|Monday, August 10||ORIENTATION & REGISTRATION for new LL.M students and mandatory Graduate Program instruction begins (Introduction to the American Legal System) [one-year Master’s program]|
|Monday, August 17||ORIENTATION & REGISTRATION for all new J.D. students
[three-year J.D. program]
|Monday, August 25||Fall term instruction begins (First day of classes will follow a