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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

We understand that many people will have concerns about the emerging health emergency. The University has a created a dedicated webpage with the latest information and updates about Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Visit the University Coronavirus updates webpage


Law School closure

Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Law School has moved all of its teaching and assessment online. This is in line with current advice from the UK and Scottish Governments.

During this time, teaching will continue to be conducted remotely online. Students should consult course pages on LEARN for information about how to participate.

Though the wider University has cancelled first and second year examinations, the Law School will proceed with all undergraduate LLB examinations. This is to ensure that those students who require a pass in first and second year courses in order to acquire professional accreditation will be able to do so. Exams will be conducted online.

The Law Library is now closed. The library’s electronic resources remain available, and efforts are underway to expand these as quickly as possible. All other libraries across the University are now also closed. Find the latest information relating to the libraries during this time here:

Old College and the Law Annex at Holyrood Road have now closed entirely, meaning that no access to the buildings is possible.

Staff are still working and are contactable via the usual email addresses.

We will continue to keep in touch with our students and staff during this challenging period and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Law School in due course.

For the latest information and updates about the ongoing Covid-19 situation, please visit the University of Edinburgh’s website: