Law Building Closure
With the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and in support of both federal and provincial initiatives to help mitigate the spread of the virus, the University of Windsor continues to do its part in this regard, with the health and safety of our community at the forefront. The University of Windsor Senate unanimously approved an Emergency Academic Plan on Friday, March 13.
As the University of Windsor transitioned to an essential services model, effective Wednesday, March 18 the Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law building will be closed until further notice. All staff will remain available to assist remotely during this period. You can find staff members' contact information in the staff directory. Please note, you are encouraged to email as staff members will not have regular access to voicemail.
There will be no access to print books in the Paul Martin Law Library collection during this period, but remote services will continue during regular business hours. Please visit the Law Library website at http://www.uwindsor.ca/law/library for all of your information needs.
On March 23, following consultation with Faculty Council, Windsor Law moved to a mandatory Pass-Fail designation. Faculty Council is the academic policy-making body for the law school and comprises faculty members and strong student representation. In light of COVID-19 developments, this policy will apply to all full-year and Winter term courses for the 2019-2020 year.
Impact on 2020-2021 Academic Year
On May 15, University of Windsor President Robert Gordon updated the University of Windsor campus community on Fall plans. He indicated that courses will be offered primarily online in the Fall. This will be true at the law school as well. With that said, we are actively planning a robust orientation and academic program for the Fall and are committed to delivering our people-centred and community-engaged approach to legal education.
As part of that planning, we have established a law school working group which includes student, faculty and staff representatives. Windsor Law's Fall 2020 Planning Working Group has put together an FAQ webpage to provide additional clarity on the Fall semester as it relates to the Faculty of Law. These FAQs will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.
We will continue to provide additional information on a regular basis and encourage the campus community to continue to visit the University of Windsor's COVID-19 website.
If you have additional questions specific to the Faculty of Law, please contact:
- Admission inquiries - Assistant Dean John Popham: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Academic inquiries (JD Programs) - Associate Dean Gemma Smyth: email@example.com
- Academic inquiries (Dual JD Program) - Program Director Christina Loebach: Christina.Loebach@uwindsor.ca
- Academic inquiries (LLM Program) - Associate Dean Laverne Jacobs: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student service inquiries - Assistant Dean Francine Herlehy: email@example.com
- All other inquiries - Office of the Dean: firstname.lastname@example.org