Dear students:

In the wake of the University’s decision tonight to send students, including law students, home for the rest of the semester and move exclusively to an online learning environment, I wanted to reach out to you directly. I recognize that this will impact all of you in different ways. Please know that our Law School administration, faculty and staff will be available to you to help you work through this transition. Your professors have been attending trainings last week and this week on various online learning platforms. We are confident they will be in good shape. They will continue to be in contact with you about the details for each of their classes going forward, including clinics and externships.

There are many questions at this time (e.g. law library access, graduation announcement timing, and clarity regarding what constitutes academic events). Please know we will be working with the University and everyone in the Law School community to answer these questions and get that information out to you. In the meantime, please reach out to us so that we can continue to work with you on your specific needs:

Academic and Student Services (

Career Services (

Marketing and Events (

Dean’s Office (

For the most up-to-date information from the University, please refer to the University coronavirus website. We will create law school specific web resources to make it easier for you to work with all of us remotely as well.

Vincent Rougeau

Dean, Boston College Law School | he/him/his