Coronavirus Information and Update: Spring 2021 Plans


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2020-2021 Catalog

  • Temporary Revision to Distance Learning Policy May 2020: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lewis & Clark Law School students were required to take 4 weeks of spring 2020 classes online, many summer 2020 classes have been moved online, and at least some fall 2020 and spring 2021 classes will be partly or completely online. These circumstances require a temporary suspension of paragraph 6.2 of the Lewis & Clark Distance Learning Policy (Nov. 2018 revision), which provides that “Lewis & Clark JD students may take no more than 12 credits via Distance Learning towards the JD degree at Lewis & Clark, and only after successfully completing all required first year law courses.” Spring 2020 classes that were moved online will not count towards the 12-credit limit on distance learning classes. Lewis & Clark Law School classes offered fully or partly online during summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 also will not count towards the 12-credit limit. Paragraph 6.3 of the Distance Learning Policy, which governs the circumstances under which Lewis & Clark students can take distance learning classes offered at other law schools, remains in effect.
  • Three Year Plan - by Professor or by Course
  • Capstone and WIE Writing Requirement Options for 2020-2021
  • Course Descriptions


Calculation of Credits to be Earned in a Course

  • The law school complies with the ABA and Department of Education guidelines for calculating the credits that may be earned in a course. Read the Administrative Policies Page for a detailed description of how this works.