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REMAINING REMOTE - There’s no doubt that when Harvard Law School makes a move, legal educators take note. So will Harvard’s decision to stay fully online for the spring semester prompt other schools to follow suit? That remains to be seen. But the University of California, Berkeley School of Law is already bracing for the likelihood that it won’t be returning to campus next semester, Karen Sloan reports. Meanwhile, George Washington University Law School has said it will stay online next semester, while the University of Southern California Gould School of Law plans to move from an online model to a hybrid one in the spring. As for Harvard, the latest surge in COVID-19 cases, the inequities created by hybrid teaching models, and the success of online classes thus far all led administrators to conclude that staying remote is the prudent decision.

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