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Arizona Law "New Safe Return" Plan: 7.0 NON-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS

Guidelines for the College of Law's new safe return to campus

7.0 NON-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS

Law school publications contribute to legal scholarship and explore new areas of research in the theory and practice of law. Student editorial boards work under the direction of student and faculty leadership to publish regular volumes, which can include student notes or articles by scholars and jurists nationwide.

Student organizations play an integral role in supporting the academic, administrative, social, and community engagement functions of Arizona Law. These functions include a wide range of activities including but not limited to: participation on Arizona Law committees, pro bono work, pipeline efforts, veterans affairs, distribution of food to ameliorate food insecurity, moot court competitions, access to justice, and restoration of civil liberties.

This Plan establishes the following rules for student organizations, including journals and law reviews, at Arizona Law:

  1. With limited exceptions, online meetings are the preferred venue for all meetings. Exceptions include:
    1. if the meeting’s content will be significantly compromised by meeting online; or
    2. if the meeting can be held safely outdoors and kept to the standards outlined in numbers 2 and 3 below.
  2. According to the UArizona Physical Distancing guidelines (7/21/2020) and CDC recommendations, people should avoid gatherings of more than 10 people. This rule applies to student gatherings regardless of where they are held. 
  3. All student organization gatherings and activities, whether held at the Law School, elsewhere at the University, or off-campus, shall conform to the safety protocols outlined in this Plan.
  4. Until the Arizona Law COVID Task Force determines otherwise, at the beginning of every semester each student organization and law journal shall develop an internal plan to carry out its operations and activities in conformity with this Plan. This plan should be in writing, communicated by student leadership to their organization’s members, and submitted to the Task Force chairperson.
  5. Plans submitted and approved for the Fall 2020 semester shall remain in place for the Spring 2021 semester unless the student organization or journal submits a superseding plan. 

First-year orientation shall conform with all applicable University guidance and, insofar as practical, the safety protocols outlined in this Plan. Arizona Law shall also include re-entry presentations for returning students to ensure they are familiar with our new protocols.

MILESTONE: AUGUST 1, 2020. Completed.