Academic Year Student Health Information

General Health & Safety Guidelines

  • Face coverings are no longer required within the Law School building for students who are fully vaccinated.  People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • We strongly encourage all students to get vaccinated, as doing so is the best way to protect yourself and our community.  Vaccines are available through the University and through various businesses and healthcare providers.  Additional information about vaccines, including information about how to schedule a free vaccine appointment online, can be found on the University of Alabama website (https://healthinfo.ua.edu/protectourherd/).
  •   Current university policy requires that unvaccinated persons wear masks and practice social distancing when inside of the law school building. Students who disregard mask requirements will be in violation of the university’s Code of Conduct.

Attendance Guidelines

  • In accordance with University policy and ABA guidelines, students will be required to attend classes in person absent an accommodation from the Office of Disability Services.  Since the vaccine is widely available, the Office of Disability Services will no longer offer COVID-19 Adjustment Requests. Students impacted by COVID-19 due to a clinically diagnosed disability can still apply for academic accommodations with the Office of Disability Services. Students who are unsure if they meet criteria for disability-related accommodations can review documentation guidelines at http://ods.ua.edu/students-2/how-to-register/documentation/.
  •  If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to quarantine if you are exposed to COVID-19. If any student contracts COVID-19, they must isolate.   When possible, the Law School will arrange for students who are medically required to isolate or quarantine to attend class remotely.  Please contact Associate Dean Grace Lee (glee@law.ua.edu) if you receive a medical order to isolate or quarantine.

Remote Courses

All courses will be taught in person, with the following two exceptions, which will be taught remotely:

  • Lawyers & Social Change Practicum (LAW 843), taught by Professors Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic
  • Civil Rights Actions: Enforcing the Constitution (LAW 726), taught by Professor Render

Students enrolled in these courses will receive information directly from the professor(s) about connecting to these courses.  The classrooms assigned on the course schedule will remain available for any students who wish to attend these classes on campus.

COVID-19 Syllabus Statement for Summer 2021

All University faculty, staff, and students are expected to maintain a commitment to the health and safety of our campus community. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, specific health and safety standards are in place to minimize exposure and community spread on campus. In the interest of your health and safety and that of all UA students, faculty and staff, the University reserves the right to change the mode of instruction or schedule of instruction at any time, based upon prevailing public health and other guidance. While the method of delivery may change, educational instruction and opportunities will continue.  As such, the University will not provide a refund of tuition, in whole or in part, based on any such changes. Detailed information on changes in format or schedule can be found at https://studentaccounts.ua.edu/ and https://financialaid.ua.edu/.

In accordance with current CDC and UA System Comprehensive Health and Safety Task Force guidance, face coverings are no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated in most University of Alabama facilities. Masks will continue to be required in all clinical settings, inside the University Medical Center and the Student Health Center, and on the Crimson Ride buses. Individuals may choose to continue to wear a mask in circumstances where one is not required. All unvaccinated faculty, staff and students are required to wear face coverings inside all University buildings. Physical distancing of at least 3 feet is still required.

People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and our herd. COVID-19 vaccines are being administered by the University Medical Center, the Student Health Center and various businesses and healthcare providers. To help UA officials plan for supplies, let UA know if you were vaccinated off campus.