Harvard Law Opts for Virtual Classes to Limit Coronavirus Spread

Bloomberg reports…..

Harvard Law School will shift from in-person instruction to remote classes beginning on March 23, immediately following the school’s spring break, in order to limit the possible spread of coronavirus.

President Larry Bacow announced the policy, which applies to the law school and the rest of the Cambridge, Mass., university’s students, on Tuesday.

“The decision to move to virtual instruction was not made lightly,” Bacow wrote in a letter to the Harvard community. “The goal of these changes is to minimize the need to gather in large groups and spend prolonged time in close proximity with each other in spaces such as classrooms, dining halls, and residential buildings.”

“Our actions are consistent with the recommendations of leading health officials on how to limit the spread of COVID-19 and are also consistent with similar decisions made by a number of our peer institutions,” Bacow added.

In-person classes will continue at Harvard through March 13, when the break begins. After that students have been asked to attend classes remotely “until further notice.”

The law school campus will remain open for normal operations, according to the university. However, Harvard has asked students who are able to do so to not return to campus after spring break.

Source: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/harvard-law-opts-for-virtual-classes-to-limit-coronavirus-spread