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This page includes information and answers to frequently asked questions in regards to College of Law novel coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness efforts.

Please direct all questions regarding preparedness efforts at the College of Law to  LawPreparedness@law.syr.edu.


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College of Law Event Status

Any and all College of Law in-person meetings and events have been cancelled until further notice. These cancellations do not affect online classrooms, online conversations, consultations, webinars, chats, and other events, whether class-related, student-led, or social in nature. Please stay tuned for details on this year’s Commencement Ceremony and our plans to celebrate the Class of 2020.



Updates & Community Messages

Latest COVID-19 Messages to the College of Law Community

Message to the Class of 2020 from Dean Boise (Bar Exam Update from NCBE) | April 4, 2020

Message to Faculty from Dean Boise (Spring Semester Exam Update) | April 2, 2020

Message to JDr and LL.M. Students from Dean Boise (Spring Semester Exam Update) | April 2, 2020

Message to the Class of 2020 from Dean Boise (Update on Postponement of July Bar Exam in New York) | April 2, 2020

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Latest COVID-19 Messages to the University Community

Coronavirus Update 4.4.20: Support, Guidance, Resources, and Services | April 4, 2020

Virtual Orange Opportunities | April 1, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Community Assistance Portal and Student, Faculty, and Staff Resources | March 31, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Expanded Services, New Resources, and Reminders | March 28, 2020

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Academic Continuity Resources

Academic Continuity Toolkit

  • Student FAQs
  • Online Accessibility
  • Other Resources

Resources Updates

Academic Continuity Resources Update (Preventing Zoombombing and More) | March 31, 2020

Emergency, Financial Aid, and Other Smart Money Resources

Academic Continuity Resources Update | March 24, 2020

For Students: Grading, Evaluations, Registration, etc.

For the Class of 2020: Bar Exam Updates

For Faculty/Staff

  • Faculty/Staff Health Coverage Questions
    • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield: 800.493.0318 or TTY 800.662.1220
    • OptumRx: 866.854.2945 or TTY 711

Working, Teaching, & Researching Remotely

Remote Conferencing Tools for Online Learning

Accessibility Resources



College of Law COVID-19 Planning & Operations Group

Dean Craig M. Boise has convened the COVID-19 Planning & Operations Group to effectively coordinate the College's response to coronavirus developments. 

  • Dean Craig M. Boise
  • Vice Dean Keith Bybee
  • Sarah Collins, Director of Student Affairs
  • Robert Conrad, Director of Communications & Media Relations 
  • Sophie Dagenais, Assistant Dean for Advancement and External Affairs
  • Heidi Hart-Gorman, Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration
  • Andrew Horsfall, Assistant Dean of International Programs
  • Zack Kelley, Assistant Dean of Student Resources and Internal Research
  • Kathleen O'Connor, Associate Dean of Online Education
  • Denée Page, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management
  • Joel Whitney, Director of Information Technology





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