Dean Butler Speaks to the Scalia Law Community

Dear Friends,

As I write you today, my first thoughts are for the health and welfare of you and your families during this global pandemic. I want to reassure you that the safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority at Scalia Law. We have already moved to online classes to keep our students and faculty healthy and to ensure continuity of learning.

Please allow me to share with you how George Mason University and Scalia Law School are responding to the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19:

  • As of Monday, March 16, all Scalia Law students moved to online classes. The faculty have reported that this is working out well.
  • As of now, online classes will continue through the rest of the semester.
  • All Scalia Law events are cancelled through April 10. Many events will be rescheduled. You can find all event information on the homepage of our website.

I commend the faculty and students who have proven so nimble during this crisis, moving from classroom learning to online learning on short notice. I also want to thank our IT department which has been working around the clock to provide resources and training for this transition. Everyone at Scalia Law School has responded to this unprecedented event with grace, courage, hard work, and extraordinary adaptability. I am so proud of how the Scalia Law community has pulled together to meet this difficult challenge.

May you and the entire Scalia Law family remain healthy and safe throughout the weeks ahead.

Onward and Upward!

Henry N. Butler
Allison and Dorothy Rouse Dean
GMU Foundation Professor of Law
Executive Director, Law & Economics Center
PS: You can get all the latest information on George Mason University’s response to COVID-19.