Fall 2020 Information and Resources

Updated on November 30 at 8:35 a.m.

Welcome back

Whether you are attending classes in Green Hall or taking courses remotely, we are glad to have you as part of our KU Law community this fall.

Information about law school operations will be posted on this page, including a Green Hall Building Guide, resources for students and resources for faculty. Please visit protect.ku.edu for the latest information about KU's response to COVID-19.


Recent news

  • The Wheat Law Library will be open and available to students who want space to study and complete exams. Please check the library schedule for current building and law library hours.
  • The law school plans to offer in the spring semester the same remote participation option as in the fall for students who cannot attend in-person classes due to health and safety concerns. To request remote participation, students are asked to complete the form included in that email by Dec. 1 (extended deadline).
  • Law school administration announced that the minimum GPA requirement for 2L and 3L students to retain scholarships has been suspended until the end of the spring 2021 semester.
  • KU also plans to mandate COVID-19 testing for those who plan to be on campus for the spring semester. Find more information in the Chancellor's Nov. 10 message.
  • Provost Bichelmeyer announced plans for the spring semester in an Oct. 16 message. Campus safety protocols – mandatory masks, physical distancing, enhanced cleaning, CVKey app and more – will continue this spring. The law school's remote participation option eliminates the need outlined in the Provost's email for law students to request online course adaptations.
  • Law classes will begin on Jan. 25 for the spring semester. The last day of law classes will be April 23, followed by a study week from April 26-30. Final exams will be May 3-14. Learn more: law.ku.edu/academic-calendar.
  • All faculty, staff, students, affiliates, visitors, vendors and volunteers must wear a face mask over one's mouth and nose when in common areas anywhere on campus.
  • KU students, faculty and staff must use the CVKey symptom checker app for entry into campus buildings. You need to scan the QR code every time you enter the building
  • Green Hall is open in accordance with the posted Wheat Law Library hours. In-person access to the law library is restricted to KU students, faculty and staff.

Resources for the law school

Green Hall Building Guide - Fall 2020 Wheat Law Library Policies KU Law Academic Calendar
Resources for students Resources for faculty and staff Protect KU website

How to reach us

Many KU Law services will operate remotely this fall, with some offices remaining open in-person during business hours. Here’s how you can reach us. This list will be updated as needed.

Faculty

Faculty office hours and availability will be set by each instructor. Visit the faculty directory and the adjunct faculty directory to contact an instructor.

Dean's Office and Law School Administration

The Dean’s Office and Law School Administration Office (202) will remain open and partially staffed 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday–Friday. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to limit in-person visits. All individuals entering the main office (202) should remain in front of the counter. The director of finance and faculty support staff will operate remotely.

For inquiries, requests for office supplies, or other general law school matters, please call 785-864-4550 or email the specific contact listed below.

For more information, contact our office:

Wheat Law Library

In-person access to the Wheat Law Library will be restricted to KU faculty, students and staff during the fall semester.

To maximize the health and safety of our community, in-person services for KU faculty, students, and staff will be available subject to several policy adjustments. Be advised that socially distanced in-person consultations will often require advance notice. Virtual service requests are encouraged whenever possible. Inquiries may be directed to lawref@ku.edu, lawill@ku.edu or assigned primary library contacts.

We look forward to providing in-person services to members of the bench and bar, KU alumni and the general public again when safety protocols permit. In the interim, we request that members of the bench and bar, KU alumni and the general public submit inquiries virtually to lawref@ku.edu. Visit the About the Library page for more information about available services and policy adjustments.

The Wheat Law Library faculty and staff remain committed to providing the highest levels of service while also protecting the health and safety of our community.

For more information, contact our office:

Academic & Student Affairs and the Registrar's Office

The Office of Academic & Student Affairs along with the Registrar’s Office will operate remotely during the fall semester. During this time, our goal will be, as it always is, to support and counsel our students, connect them with resources, and offer academic advising and enrollment assistance. Further information about wellness resources, emergency assistance, and additional social and academic supports will be shared on the law school's website.

We will be available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact us by email.

Admissions

The Office of Admissions will operate remotely during the fall semester. During this time our goal will be as it always is, to educate prospective students about the programs and opportunities available here at KU Law, to evaluate applications in a timely manner, and to welcome admitted students into the next class.

If you’d like to schedule a virtual appointment with an admissions professional, email admitlaw@ku.edu or call at 785-864-9210. We will be available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. If you’d like to view a virtual tour of Green Hall and view other videos featuring our students, professors and alumni, visit the KU Law Video Series webpage.

You may also contact us directly by email:

Career Services

The Career Services Office will operate remotely during the fall semester. During this time, our goals will not change: we strive to help students develop and execute career strategies, and to connect employers to our fantastic candidates.

For Students: Extensive Career Services programming will be available virtually. Check Symplicity, Dean Mai’s KU Law Weekly Updates emails and the KU Law Career Services Facebook page for more information.

For Employers: The CSO we will not be able to host employers on site for interviews or presentations. On Campus Interviews (OCIs) will not be taking place during Fall 2020. Instead we will be hosting a robust OCI program for Spring 2021 beginning in February. If you would still like to move forward with advertising positions this fall, please send us the job description so we can post and circulate it appropriately.

To schedule a virtual meeting or for additional information, please contact our office:

Information Technology

Kris Koenig, IT coordinator, is available by email or phone: kris@ku.edu or 785-864-9267. To report a problem or to make an IT-related request, email greenhallit@ku.edu with a description of the issue or your request.

Communications and Events

The Office of Communications will operate remotely during the fall semester. If you’d like to work with the office on a new project – such as a brochure, website update, news release, virtual event or photo assignment – use our Project Request Form.

If you’re planning a virtual event and would like support, share your event information on the Project Request Form. No in-person KU Law events are planned for the fall semester. Contact Associate Dean Crystal Mai at cmai@ku.edu if you have questions about law school events policies.

To schedule a virtual meeting or share a news item with the office, use the contact information below.


Weekly Updates email

Read the Weekly Updates email for the latest news, announcements and events from the law school.


Past announcements from KU Law

See below for communications and information specific to the KU School of Law's response to COVID-19. For the most current information, visit the Recent News section of this page or the Resources for Fall 2020 links above.


KU Law Resources: Fall 2020

Building Access

Green Hall will be open in accordance with Wheat Law Library hours for the fall semester. In-person access to the law library is restricted to KU students, faculty and staff.

Law School Resources

Information about KU Law operations will be updated at law.ku.edu/fall-2020. Additional resources include: