Law students in New York who are worried that their new online classes won’t count toward their J.D. or LL.M. credit requirements due to state limits can rest assured.

The New York Court of Appeals on Tuesday granted both Columbia Law School and New York University School of Law waivers suspending its restrictions on credit hours students may take online for the spring 2020 semester. All of New York’s 15 law schools have canceled in-person instruction and shifted classes online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some schools are already delivering classes online, while others will begin to do so in the coming weeks.

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