Grading Policy, Required COVID Self-Reporting

Sept. 8, 2020

Dear Students,

We hope you had a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. 

As we continue the semester in Stage 1, this week’s Law COVID-19 update includes the status of our updated grading policy and important new information about required self-reporting of a positive COVID diagnosis.


Grading Policy

Last week the faculty voted to accept the final updated grading policy for the fall semester. The policy is now with the provost’s office awaiting final review and approval. We hope to have the formal, approved policy soon and will let you know as soon as we have an update.


Student Protocol for COVID-19 Positive Case Notification

Any student who participates in on-campus activities is required by the university to self-report positive COVID-19 test results that they have received from testing outside the university so that Campus Health can initiate the contact tracing process. Read the full COVID-19 Positive Case Notification Protocol for Students.


Welcome Back Kits - Blue Team Distribution

This week Blue Team 2L and 3L students may collect your Welcome Back Kit that includes and Arizona Law mask, a touch tool, and a disinfectant bottle.  No-contact, curbside pickup is available in the College of Law parking lot, 7-11 a.m. on Sept. 8-9. 

Students walking and biking into campus can pick up their kits near the bike racks. Email if you want a kit but need to make alternate arrangements for pick up. 

1L students: your kit is being mailed to you along with your Arizona Law t-shirt.


The New Normal: How Arizona Law Faculty and Students are Navigating this Semester

Wondering how your professors and classmates are handling all the changes this year?  See how four faculty members and two JD students are approaching law school and finding creative solutions to both online and in-person challenges brought on by COVID-19. Read more.


COVID-19 Reports

  • President Robbins Briefings - Sept. 1 (Community Partnerships to Mitigate Risk) and Sept. 3 (Campus Reentry)

    • To date: 18,090 COVID-19 Tests, 559 Positives
    • Data indicates that the majority of the virus spread is happening via large off-campus gatherings, rather than in classrooms. 
    • The university is scaling up monitoring and enforcement of safety directives, especially face coverings and physical distancing.
    • Beginning next week, these briefings will now take place Mondays at 10 a.m.
  • COVID-19 Disease Outbreak Outlook in Arizona and Pima County - Sept. 4 (attached) via Dr. Joe Gerald/UA Zuckerman College of Public Health

Here’s to a healthy week ahead!

Marc, Bernadette, and Leah

on behalf of the Arizona Law COVID Task Force Implementation Team
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Extra Info

Additional details and guidance from University of Arizona Law on the novel coronavirus COVID-19.