COVID‑19 Updates

Beginning Friday, March 20 access to the Weldon Law Building will be limited to faculty and staff via DalCard. This measure has been taken to allow employees to work from home, as recommended by public health officials.

Fall 2020 course delivery

Fall classes will be offered online with a combination of both synchronous and asynchronous components, depending on the course. For specific information on upper year course delivery methods, please check the Registration materials on Brightspace. For all courses, details will also be found in your registration on Dal Online and the course syllabus provided by your professor.

Emergency Bursary for Schulich Law students impacted by COVID-19

The Schulich Law Emergency Bursary is intended to help students overcome temporary financial emergencies due to unforeseen circumstances during the period of April 1st to August 31st 2020. Awards will normally be a maximum of $1,000, but other amounts may be awarded. We understand that this amount may not meet the total financial needs that some may be experiencing, however we hope that it will lessen this burden. Before applying, students are encouraged to seek other available sources of funding to ease financial stress (such as those provided by our federal government), to ensure that our emergency bursary funding is available for those who need it most.

Apply for the Emergency Bursary

A few things to note:

  • The application form is fully online and is very brief. In order to streamline the process we are not requiring supporting documentation.
  • You will receive an email confirmation of your application submission.
  • Applications are reviewed by the Co-Chairs of the Student Bursary and Scholarships Committee (Joanne Tortola and Jonathan Shapiro) on a monthly basis, for the period of April 1st to August 31st.
  • Applications are due on the following dates: April 6thMay 4thJune 1stJuly 6th, August 3rd, with a final application deadline of August 31st.
  • Applicant information is considered confidential and will only be accessible to the Co-Chairs and Dean’s Office staff for the purpose of processing awards.
  • Decisions will be made as soon as possible following each deadline, and an email will be sent to each applicant indicating the outcome of their bursary application.
  • If your bursary application is unsuccessful, you may reapply.
  • If awarded, the award will be sent by electronic money transfer (EMT) to your Dalhousie email account. You must have an account with a Canadian banking institution to accept the transfer.

Please email with questions.

COVID-19 Student Support Initiative

Schulich Law has launched a student support initative to get the community involved in helping students navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Visit to learn more.

Graduate student COVID-19 FAQs

Dal Grad Studies has published an FAQ page for current and prospective students on COVID-19.

For Schulich Law specific questions, please contact your supervisor.

Remote teaching and learning support website

Dal has launched a remote teaching website with resources to help faculty and students with the transition to online learning.

Visit the Remote Teaching website to learn more.

How to access Law Library resources and staff

Although the Law Library’s physical space is closed, reference and research assistance is still available and online resources are still accessible to students writing research papers and completing assignments or with other legal research questions.

For reference and research assistance please email a librarian.  Email is the best way to reach us.

You may continue to access our online legal resources provided you sign in through MyDal and then access the Legal Resources page on the Law Library website.  Some examples of resources available include HeinOnline, ICLR, JustisOne, e-journals and many others.  You can also access the Library’s subject guides this way.  You may continue to access WestlawNext and LexisAdvance through regular sign-on procedures.  Many electronic journals are also available through the “Find” tab on the library’s webpage.

Schulich Law updates

For more Schulich Law specific updates, please monitor your emails.

Dalhousie updates

For updates on Dal's response to COVID-19, visit the website and watch for notifications on your DalSafe app.

Stay safe everyone. Take care of yourself and others during this challenging time.