Some law schools temporarily return online with COVID-19 case surge

January 25, 2022

ABA JOURNAL — Several law schools are requiring students to attend classes online for the first several weeks of January, according to a report by Reuters. Schools are going back to online learning as COVID-19 infections surge, fueled by the omicron variant. Some universities are also requiring COVID-19 booster shots for students, including the NYU School of Law,….

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Law schools roll out new measures as COVID-19 again threatens in-person classes

January 24, 2022

REUTERS — It’s back to remote learning for some law schools—at least temporarily. A growing number of universities in recent days have announced they’re reverting to online classes for the first several weeks of January in hopes of minimizing the spread of COVID-19, which has surged in many places with the arrival of the highly contagious Omicron….

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Some law schools move online for final exams as COVID-19 cases rise

December 22, 2021

REUTERS – At least three law schools abruptly moved their final exams online this week after their universities announced new campus closures tied to COVID-19. Cornell University on Tuesday shut down its Ithaca campus after reporting nearly 500 COVID-19 cases last week, halfway through the law school’s nine-day finals period. New York University and George Washington University….

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Colleges move exams online, urge boosters as coronavirus cases rise and omicron fears grow

December 16, 2021

THE WASHINGTON POST — Colleges around the country are worrying about outbreaks of the coronavirus, leading some to pivot online and cancel events, and others to abruptly change rules on campus in the waning days of the fall semester. At Cornell University, where cases of the omicron variant have been confirmed and many more are….

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Technical problems again plague remote bar examinees, who blame software provider

November 23, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — Following various technical issues candidates faced with the remote October 2020 bar exam, the July 2021 online administration had problems as well, according to some test-takers. They reject software provider ExamSoft’s assertion that the complications were related to hardware. According to the National Conference of Bar Examiners, 30 jurisdictions had remotely administered exams in….

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Remote learning and student burnout possible explanations for bar pass rate drop

November 23, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — Bar exam pass rates dropped in July 2021, and some fear another decrease for 2022 graduates nationally because most candidates will have experienced at least half their legal education during the pandemic. Related problems mentioned by academics include getting used to online learning, isolation, anxiety and exhaustion.“They have had the largest pandemic impact….

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New study shows that half of all college students take online courses

October 18, 2021

INSIDE HIGHER ED — An analysis of newly available federal data shows that a far larger proportion of college students take at least one fully online course than was previously understood. The analysis, first conducted by the ed-tech consultant and blogger Phil Hill, shows that based on 12-month reporting — which the Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary….

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Post-pandemic college experience may be a hybrid of in-person and online learning

October 4, 2021

THE WASHINGTON POST — Wearing a mask and Birkenstocks as he roved the classroom one afternoon, associate professor John Delacruz sought to rev up his students for an assignment in advertising design. They were each to create a poster defining an artist’s brand through color, font and other elements of text.“Do it,” Delacruz urged them.….

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Pandemic drives growth in number of students taking classes partially or entirely online

September 20, 2021

INSIDE HIGHER ED — It won’t be clear for a good while whether and how much the last year’s grand, unplanned experiment with remote learning has permanently altered the landscape for using technology to deliver college instruction. A first step, though, is getting good data on how patterns shifted during the last year — and that….

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Capital Law temporarily returns to remote classes due to rise in covid cases

September 16, 2021

ABOVE THE LAW — After sending students to remote learning environments for the better part of the past year and a half due to the coronavirus crisis, law schools across the country have finally opened up their doors to welcome their students back to real-life learning. But with COVID cases climbing due to the Delta variant,….

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