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WVU has extended alternative delivery of classes through the end of the semester. Visit coronavirus.wvu.edu for the latest updates and view a message from President Gee at go.wvu.edu/wvucovid.

COVID-19 Teach-Out Student Information

Classes will be conducted online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. See below for more information. This page will be updated as needed.

    Please know that we are doing everything we can at WVU Law to make this transition to online teaching go as smoothly as possible.

    Online law classes will not be the same experience as in-person classes. The dynamic is fundamentally different. But at the end of the day, the big question is this:  What did you learn?

    Try to keep your focus on what skills and information you need to learn from your classes. The dynamic may be different, but if at the end of the day you have learned what you need to learn, that is what is most important.

    Most professors will be using Zoom to teach their classes.  Stay tuned for specific details—check your email and TWEN, and come back to this webpage, frequently.

    Things to remember

    We will be adding to this list.

    1. Accommodation During the Teach-Out - PDF.  After discussions WVU OAS, this is how the College of Law will address accommodation issues.

    2. Navigating the New Normal - PDF. A Student Life handout outlining some things you can do to help get you set up for the rest of the semester.

    3. Physical access to the Law Library is restricted, but the library remains open. The Library Staff is available and continuing to work for you remotely to fulfill your information needs. Visit  law.wvu.edu/library  for more information. 

    4. If you have library materials, please hold them until further notice.  All fines are currently suspended.

    5. Updated information regarding library services and access to ebooks and study aids is available at https://libguides.wvu.edu/law/Covid-19-Closure.

    6. What if you usually rely on the library’s reserve copies of textbooks and study supplements? West Academic Publishing has agreed to provide eBook access to required texts to students impacted by the move to online classes. In addition, West Academic Publishing is also providing access to their study aids platform. Instructions regarding access will be provided on the law library homepage. Information as to West Academic eBook texts is currently available at law.wvu.edu/library.

    7. The Writing Center remains open to assist students remotely. Students can sign-up for consultations and find up-to-date information on the Writing Center's TWEN page. Students may also contact the Writing Center by email at  wvulawwriting@mail.wvu.edu

    8. Summer and fall semester course registration will continue online through STAR. If you have any academic concerns, contact Associate Dean Wilson at elaine.wilson@mail.wvu.edu or 304–293–7802.

    9. First Year Schedule with Makeup Times - PDF. You should expect information from each professor indicating how many times over the next four weeks they will need to take advantage of their assigned makeup time slot.

    10. WVU has, sadly, cancelled the live 2020 Commencement in May because of COVID-19. There will be a virtual ceremony on May 16, and an in-person ceremony on December 19. Details are forthcoming.

    11. You may wish to keep your regalia if you plan to participate in the virtual celebration in May and/or the ceremony in December. We are planning several ways for you to interact via social media during the virtual ceremony and you may want to wear your regalia to post photos, videos, etc. We also hope that you are able to participate in the December ceremony at the Coliseum.

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