In light of the severe weather that is expected in the area, the Law School building (including the Law Library) will be closed on Tuesday, January 9. All classes will be held by Zoom. All events are cancelled, although organizers have the discretion to hold them by Zoom instead.

  • Students should utilize the Zoom links for the classrooms that they would ordinarily be in. For example, if your class is typically held in Room 333, attend that class using the Zoom link for Room 333. Zoom room links can be accessed on CORE. Please contact Career Services if you have trouble accessing the list. For security reasons, we do not email the list. When logging on to Zoom, be sure your display name matches the official name we have on file for you so that your attendance can be correctly recorded.
  • To our newest 1Ls who started last week: you will receive special instructions for accessing your classes.
  • Faculty will receive an email from me shortly with instructions for accessing Zoom, taking attendance, and other administrative matters.

Tomorrow’s storm is expected to produce strong winds, gusts of heavy rain, and the potential for tornadoes. Please be safe and follow local authorities’ guidance regarding travel, securing outdoor items, and other safety matters.

We will reopen on Wednesday. See you then.

In the event of an on-campus emergency, inclement weather or other threats to the Charleston School of Law, the Emergency Response Team will determine key constituencies that should be informed, including Faculty, staff, students, media outlets and the general public.


Emergency notifications and school closures will be disseminated through various internal and external communication channels:

  • Omnilert Text Alerts: Urgent notifications sent via text message to Faculty, staff and student cell phones will appear from “CSOL Alert.” Students are automatically enrolled at orientation. To opt-in for this service visit
  • Website: Visit for updates.
  • Emergency Hotline: Emergency or weather-related information will be recorded on the voicemail of the emergency hotline, 866.599.4299.
  • Email Notifications: An email with further instructions will be issued to the internal community via the “CSOL Alert” distribution list.
  • Social Media: The official Charleston School of Law Facebook and Twitter pages will publish emergency information via status updates.
  • News Media: Check local news outlets for updates on closures and delays.