This fall, UW Law will offer a hybrid educational model and hold the majority of our autumn-quarter classes remotely.

We will offer our full slate of student services — including law library, student, academic counseling and career coaching services — remotely to ensure the safety of our community.

At this time, we will not be able to offer in-person student services or permit building access to students not enrolled in a course that requires in-person attendance. In-person classes are limited to new international students and some clinic activities as determined by instructors.

Students who come to campus for required in-person coursework must wear a face covering, and can expect all gathering and learning spaces to be sanitized routinely in accordance with public health guidance and university protocols. More information about the university’s COVID-19 response, resources and frequently asked questions is available at uw.edu/coronavirus.

We look forward to transitioning back to in-person learning as soon as it is safe to do so. Until then, here’s how you can access UW Law services and departments:

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STUDENT SUPPORT

Dean for Students

Contact Associate Dean for Students Anna Endter for matters related to student life at UW Law, including emergency support and academic, personal and administrative issues. You can reach Dean Endter at aendter@uw.edu. You may also schedule an appointment to meet with Dean Endter by phone or Zoom.

Dean for Academic Success Programs

Contact the Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs Jessica West for matters related to academic counseling. You can schedule an appointment by emailing jwest2@uw.edu. Drop-in hours will be held remotely. Email Dean West for more information.

Academic Services

Academic Services, the law school Registrar's Office, offers law students academic assistance, coordinates registration, posts grades, administers exams and much more. The office will continue to be open for drop-ins by students. Staff also may be reached by phone at (206) 543-0453 or by email at mylaw@uw.edu.

Student and Career Services

SCS will offer coaching and mock interview appointments online or by phone. Students should schedule appointments as usual through SCSOnline, and the office will follow up by email with a meeting link.

SCS will also continue to offer drop-in hours online. The SCSOnline login screen will feature the latest drop-in hour meeting links. The system will add you to a queue once you join the meeting, and a coach will meet with students one at a time in the order they join.

All of SCS online resources remain available, and students can continue to reach the office during normal business hours via email at lawpath@uw.edu or by phone at (206) 543-9097.


LAW LIBRARY

The Gallagher Law Library will be available to support students remotely by providing guidance at any stage in the research and writing process, helping find study aids or exams, and providing access to many specialized databases and e-resources.

The library will not be offering in-person services to UW Law faculty, staff or students in fall quarter. Unfortunately, this means we will not be able to fulfill requests related to accessing the physical collection, including journals, books and media. More information about the library’s services for students is available online.

Here’s how to access the library until normal operations resume:

Electronic library materials

Use the library catalog to find and access the library’s vast collection of electronic articles, books and more. UW Law-restricted databases, such as LexisNexis and Westlaw, are accessible through the law library’s home page.

Borrowing and returning print materials

We do not have access to any of the physical collection, including journals, books and media, and will not be able to fulfill requests for these materials.

  • Returning items: All book returns are currently closed. Please keep all items until we reopen. If you are unable to keep items, please email suzzcirc@uw.edu.
  • Renew books online: See Libraries Remote Resources and Services for instructions on how to renew online.
  • Fines: Fines accrued during this time will be reviewed and adjusted upon reopening.
  • Due dates: Due dates will be extended when possible while services are limited.

Ask for help

Law librarians are ready to help you with any questions. Email lawref@uw.edu or call (206) 543-6794. Both of these services are available weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Email to request a consultation outside of these hours.

Research guides

The law library provides a variety of guides on common research topics for law students. Some are connected to specific courses and others cover other useful topics, including Study Aids,  Bluebook 101, Diversity Readings Related to First-Year Courses and Legal Specialties and Practice Settings.


ADMINISTRATION

The Administration remains open and available with many teams offering the ability to meet remotely using tools, including Zoom, Teams or by phone. Contact the team you need directly using our online directory or by one of the following emails: