How will COVID impact law school graduation?
Several students might be worried that law school graduation will be canceled due to the coronavirus. JD Advising has been in contact with several law students from different law schools, and there is no clear answer yet on how the coronavirus will impact graduation. It seems to depend on the school. And, some schools have not come out with any information at this time.
Many law schools still have the graduation date in the online calendar. And, there is no mention of it being moved or postponed. Thus, it is possible that either the event will continue, or the school has not made a decision yet.
It is safe to assume that if the undergraduate ceremony is canceled, it is likely the law school graduation ceremony will be canceled as well.
A few examples of approaches by law schools:
- Michigan State University has stated that graduation will be postponed. There is no information on an exact date at this time.
- Harvard Law School’s graduation is still on the calendar at this time.
- The University of Chicago Law School’s graduation is not canceled at this time, because the school canceled events through April 15, and graduation is on June 13.
What about AHUSOL?
We conduct our graduation ceremonies based on the number of students who have sucessfully completed the JD program and are willing to travel from their respective locations to our administrative office located in California. This has been our tradition since 2005. For more information on graduation, please visit.