COVID-19 Resources and Updates for Law School Administrators

Last Update August 10, 2020 

 

AccessLex Institute is committed to providing our administrators with up-to-date information and resources to assist you during this unprecedented time.

 

Read the latest: Trump Administration extends student loan payment pause through December 31, 2020.

 

U.S. Department of Education 

The U.S. Department of Education has resources for all those involved in education.

The U.S. Department of Education has issued a regulation that limits Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund grants to Title IV-eligible students. A federal judge in Washington state, however, has blocked the ruling in their state for now.

 

Distance Learning Resources

  • As law schools move to online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AccessLex has created a page of remote learning tips and resources for teachers and students. Currently available on the ARC – we’ve put them here for your easy access.

 

COVID-19 Information via Partner Organizations 

The Association of American Law Schools: AALS has gathered articles and information related to legal education during the COVID-19 crisis.

ABA: Find all resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic offered by the membership organization, which is the voice in the legal community for career building, advocating, and promoting the legal profession.

CoLAP:  The Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs is available to law students, lawyers, and judges and has mental health resources for the legal profession during the pandemic.

CFPB: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has resources to help protect your finances during the pandemic.

ETS: Information about the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and COVID-19.

LSAC: General COVID-19 resources page for law school candidates.

LSAT: LSAC’s specific information on how COVID-19 impacts the law school admissions test.

NALP: The National Association for Law Placement has provided general resources for the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center: GFLEC offers the Financial Fragility Fact Sheet among other resources to help you manage your finances during the pandemic.

Grading Policies: See grading policy changes published by law schools around the country.

NASFAA: This financial aid administrator organization has information, webinars, and podcasts to help financial aid administrators across the country understand the changing landscape of aid during the pandemic as well as detailed information regarding emergency relief funding.