The Charleston School of Law is currently physically closed. Classes are being taught online through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester and summer classes through May 29, including all of Maymester. No decision has been made regarding whether or not Summer semester classes, which begin Monday, June 1, will be administered online. All offices and departments at the Law School are operating remotely until at least Monday, April 13. The senior administration continues to meet regularly to monitor the situation closely and will alert the campus community to any decisions as soon as they are made.
The School encourages faculty, staff, and students to take precautions and to exercise good health practices. As a reminder, if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have concerns about your health, the Medical University of South Carolina Health recommends that you speak to an online virtual care provider, which is free. Follow this link for additional information.
- The offices and departments of the School will continue to operate remotely until at least Monday, April 13.
- All student organization events scheduled for the remainder of the spring semester will be cancelled.
- Beginning Monday, March 16:
- All circulation services will be temporarily suspended and the library will be closed.
- If you have extenuating circumstances such as unstable internet service or access, that necessitate your presence in the library, please contact Dean Katie Brown.
- The May 2020 Commencement ceremony scheduled for Sunday, May 10, has been postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.
- Postponement of the commencement ceremony will have NO IMPACT on the class of May 2020 graduation date, eligibility to sit for the Bar Exam, or the issuance of degrees, final transcripts, and diplomas.
We will continue to monitor guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) about when to activate our plans for ongoing response to the spread of the virus. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has created a webpage with additional information about COVID-19 and its effects in South Carolina.
In the event that you may have visited an area with active reported coronavirus cases or visited an area where you may have been exposed, please let us know so that we can properly accommodate those risks and minimize exposure to other students. You can find information about locations of concern on the CDC website. You may email any of the below associate deans with this information.