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.
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U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education has resources for all those involved in education.
- School and School Personnel can find helpful information for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools and those who work in schools.
- Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Q&A answers questions regarding emergency relief grant funding made available to schools to assist students facing unexpected costs during the pandemic.
- New Guidance on Professional Judgment creates flexibility for schools to increase aid during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.
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.
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.