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Coronavirus has upended the legal education landscape. We know you have questions about how to study online, whether the bar exam will proceed this summer, and the myriad questions about how you’re supposed to function on a daily basis.

We’ve assembled this guide with a variety of information to keep you informed, manage your stress, and maintain your focus on your studies.

If you have any resources we should add, feel free to add them in the comment form below.


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Your law school went online – now what? Here’s how to adapt to remote learning

With the threat of COVID-19 becoming more and more real, a number of U.S. law schools announced a sudden switch to online classes. In my experience, remote learning can absolutely succeed in law school. In fact, remote learning can have real advantages. Here’s how you, as a law student, can make the change, and maximize your work, in this environment.

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I’m a law student. And I have COVID-19.

I’m a first-generation student at Lewis & Clark Law School, a volunteer, and an advocate. I’m a staff member for our criminal justice clinic and law review. I also work as a teaching fellow, a research assistant, and a law clerk. OH, I almost forgot: I just tested positive for COVID-19. This is my story. I’m waiting to see if I take a turn for the better. But I am not doing well right now. And none of this is okay.

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How to plan for take-home exams

Whether you are excited by the idea of take-home essay exams or frightened by it, you may have some questions about the best way to prepare. I have compiled a list of tips and suggestions that apply generally to take-home exams. These tips should not take the place of any specific instructions your professor has provided you.

Online Learning Tips

Quarantine Diaries

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West Academic Books

West Academic is offering students complimentary digital access to their required West Academic Publishing and Foundation Press casebooks through June 1 to accommodate schools moving to online instruction.  Students who don’t have access to their purchased casebooks should call West Academic at 877.888.1330 (ext. 4), M-F, 7:30AM-5:00PM CST.

Students who don’t already have a West Academic account should create an account before calling.  Please note:  A West Academic account is NOT your Westlaw account.


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General COVID-19 Information

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