Georgetown Law’s Commitment to its Mission
Dear Georgetown Law Alumni:
I am reaching out to you during the extraordinary and challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic to let you know that you, your families, and your loved ones are in my thoughts. Our Georgetown Law community – whether on campus or across the globe – has been powerfully affected by the spread of the virus. Therefore, I felt it was important for you to hear from me about the steps we have taken to protect all of our members while simultaneously maintaining our educational mission.
You may have seen that in response to this unprecedented global health event, the school has moved its classes online, cancelled events, and postponed Commencement. We made these changes with the utmost care and concern for our students and their well-being. These decisions were incredibly challenging in terms of complexity and gravity, but because of the inspiring work of our faculty and staff, we moved over 400 courses online in less than one week. The first few days of remote instruction have presented obstacles, but I am pleased to report that everyone is adapting as well as can be expected, and we remain committed to carrying forward despite the rapidly changing situation in which we all find ourselves.
I also recognize the dramatic shift in expectations around professional and career matters that our alumni and students will experience. To help maintain as much continuity in this area as possible, I want to highlight Hoya Gateway – Georgetown Law’s recently launched online tool for connecting alumni and students virtually. As we practice social distancing, we encourage you to explore the many ways in which Hoya Gateway can assist with your career goals during this unusual time. If you have not yet activated your account, you can do so here.
If you would like to follow the updates and guidance from the University as it becomes available, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center here: https://www.georgetown.edu/coronavirus/. We also have a COVID-19 page on the Law Center website with updates that are specific to our law school community: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/covid-19-updates/.
Please know how hard we are working to sustain and support our community during this difficult period, and I remain incredibly grateful to be a member of the Georgetown Law family. I have been struck by the dedication and resilience of our students, faculty, and staff over the last few weeks, and that gives me hope we will weather these challenges successfully – together.
Wishing you health and safety,
William M. Treanor
Executive Vice President and Dean
Paul Regis Dean Leadership Chair