Remote-Only Learning Option (Law School)

Requests for Health-Related Accommodations (ADA and CDC COVID-19 High-Risk):

Elon Law (1L, 2L) students whose health condition or age falls within one of the CDC High Risk Categories, or who have other special health circumstances, may seek a class format adjustment to remote-only (exclusively online) instruction (or other reasonable accommodation) through the reasonable accommodation process in the Office of Disabilities Resources.

If you are a RETURNING student who is registered with disabilities resources, needing to make a request for a fully online winter and/or or spring trimester, based on a disability or personal health-related concern, please do the following:

  1. Email disabilities@elon.edu with your request.
  2. In your email, provide the appropriate information regarding your request and attach the necessary documentation to support your request for remote-only learning. Students without immediate access to documentation can later email their documentation to disabilities@elon.edu or have it faxed to 336-278-6514.

If you are NEW to disabilities resources, needing to make a request for a fully online winter and/or spring trimester, based on a disability or personal health-related concern, please do the following:

  1. Follow this link to create an Accommodate Account.
  2. On the form, provide the appropriate information regarding your request(s) and attach the necessary documentation to support your request for remote-only learning and any other accommodations. Students without immediate access to documentation can later email their documentation to disabilities@elon.edu or have it faxed to 336-278-6514.

Modification Request Process (Other COVID-19 Related Concerns):

Elon Law 2L students whose health condition or age does not fall within one of the CDC High Risk Categories may also request a modification to the class format to allow for remote-only instruction (or other reasonable modification) based on broader COVID-19 related concerns as outlined below.

 

Potential grounds for a modification include:

· Residing with an individual who may be in the CDC High Risk Categories for severe illness from COVID-19, as mentioned above;

· Travel, housing and/or living arrangement disruptions or hardships;

· Financial hardship;

· Home schooling obligations, lack of available childcare, or other family/household responsibilities;

· Course schedule and format of current courses (online vs. in-person or blended); and

· Other grounds that make attendance in-person a hardship.

We expect and encourage 2L students to attend the Winter/Spring 2021 trimesters in-person and to participate in the hybrid model of instruction, blending in-person and online instruction. In recognition of the changing circumstances related to the pandemic, we are offering these accommodation and modification processes so that those 2L students who need to pursue remote-only instruction and who are approved can be able to maintain progress toward graduation, given that they have had the opportunity to establish a solid foundation, to build a network of colleagues and to establish a community at Elon Law with their classmates and faculty. It will be important for students who receive approval for remote-only instruction to maintain good communication with faculty, staff, and classmates to ensure success.

All students must be enrolled on a full-time basis (minimum 10 credits) and will be assessed the same tuition whether participating in classes in-person, through remote instruction, or a combination of both.

If you have questions about this process, please contact Stacie Dooley, Director of Student Affairs, sdooley3@elon.edu. Please continue to monitor your email for further information about the Winter and Spring trimesters.