Northeastern University is closely tracking the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and university leaders are making contingency plans and decisions in accordance with global public health authorities.

Below are communications from Northeastern University School of Law (ordered chronologically beginning with the most recent) with information and resources regarding the law school.

4.27.20 — Northeastern Law Seeks to Expand Support for Domestic Violence Victims During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

4.20.20 — Commencement Update

4.06.20 —  Law School Summer Courses to Be Held Online

3.24.20 — Community Message from Dean James Hackney

3.18.20  — COVID-19 Update: Buildings, Commencement and Summer

3.11.20  — Northeastern University Transitions to Online and Remote Learning on March 12



Law students with questions or in need of assistance do not hesitate to contact Academic and Student Affairs at lawstudentaffairs@northeastern.edu.

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Event Updates and Cancellations

We’re moving quickly to transition previously on-the-ground events this spring to virtual opportunities to connect. Check our calendar regularly as we build our virtual programming. We are hopeful that we will be back on the ground for our fall events, subject to public health safety. The School of Law is working with the university administration to develop a plan regarding the law school’s commencement activities.  

Northeastern University School of Law is proud to co-sponsor two ongoing virtual events series: 

COVID-19 Public Health Law Briefings 
Join public health law experts from around the country at noon every Tuesday and Thursday for live briefings discussing the biggest legal issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Co-sponsored by:
The Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law
The Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law
American Public Health Association (APHA) Law Section.

COVID-19: Advancing Rights and Justice During a Pandemic
This bi-weekly series, hosted via Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:10 - 1:10 PM, will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss the impact of the novel coronavirus across the world, and in all domains of our lives, from physical and mental health, to job security, housing and family life. 

Co-sponsored by:
The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law 
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University
Duke Law Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

The International Human Rights Clinic at University of Chicago Law School
Opinio Juris, UCLA's Promise Institute for Human Rights
The Human Rights Center at University of Minnesota Law School

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Health and Wellness Resources

We are building an archive of articles and resources that we hope will be useful to you as you adjust your personal and professional lives in the wake of social distancing measures. From practical tips for remote working to daily online mindfulness sessions, we will continue to add to the list and welcome your contributions. Please email lawcommunications@northeastern.edu with any tips, advice, resources and ideas you'd like to share with fthe Northeastern Law community. 

  • Yoga and Guided Meditation
    Northeastern University's Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (CSDS) has a full menu of mindfulness and interfaith learning resources. CSDS continues to host Yoga for Mental Wellness and Guided Meditation live on its YouTube channel. Students, faculty and staff can also access recordings of these live sessions anytime on YouTube. 
  • Community Mindfulness Sessions
    The Mindfulness Center at Brown School of Public Health is offering daily Mindfulness Sessions. All sessions are live-online, free and open to the public. Available Live Online or by Telephone. 
  • COVID-19: How to be Safe and Resilient
    This new online class provides practical, up-to-date, and scientifically proven answers during this threatening time of severe disruption. COVID-19: How to be Safe and Resilient is an hour-long course that is free and accessible to anyone. Launched by Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute, it is a “one-stop-shop” of credible, digestible collection of skills to help manage and survive the pandemic.
  • The Science of Well Being
    Yale's Popular Happiness Class Is Now Available Online for Free. 

Northeastern Law Contacts

If you need assistance as Northeastern Law continues to operate in a virtual online capacity, please reach out to the appropriate contact by email. 
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