Online or in person? Law schools diverge in fall semester plans

Like many other law schools, Indiana is prioritizing in-person classes for first-year law students on the rationale that the 1L year is key to establishing relationships with classmates and faculty, and getting the lay of the land. That’s the primary reason the University of California, Irvine School of Law is hoping to offer its 1Ls one or two in-person classes in the fall, while all upper-division classes will be online. “It’s not so much about the teaching,” said Irvine law Dean Song Richardson. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to]