The University of Wisconsin will start classes one week from today on September 2nd, for what is shaping up to be an unusual school year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. UW will be opening up the semester following their Smart Restart plan, which allows for a mixture of online and in-person classes that require social distancing, masks, and sanitization procedures. This plan also includes a move to entirely online classes following Thanksgiving break, as the university assumes people will travel over the holiday, potentially causing health concerns.
The Law School is participating in the Smart Restart as well. However, due to the pandemic, law students will either miss out or experience a drastically different version of traditions like the Dean’s Cup or homecoming cane toss. On Campus Interviews, where you can interview for wonderful positions like our intern program, will likely be affected by COVID as well. Several firms already pushed back summer interviews to the spring. But students hope a return to some in-person instruction will bring a sense of normalcy back.
Written by GLLF’s Legal Intern, Mike Pflughoeft