January 4, 2022

Dear Students and the Massachusetts School of Law Community,

The new year always brings hope that the year to come will be better than the last. Happy New Year with the hope that 2022 brings us greater joy and safety than we have experienced in recent years. While some have experienced great loss, we have been fortunate as students, faculty, and staff pledged to respecting and protecting each other so we all could keep our commitment to ourselves, our families, our community, and the legal profession.

We are again asking you to sacrifice for the betterment of all and get a booster shot if you are able. While we are not presently instituting such a requirement, we could not encourage you more to do so. Also because of the rapidly communicable nature of the latest variant of the virus, in January everyone at MSLAW must always wear a mask. 

As we have throughout, we will continue to watch the health and safety impacts of COVID-19, and to keep an eye on changing guidelines. It is important that we all continue to follow CDC, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and MSLAW COVID-19 protocols until the virus is under control.

We thank you all for your commitment to everyone’s safety. We always think of ourselves as a community of caring compassionate advocates who help people during the most difficult times they will ever face. Our community continues to be tested. Our community continues to live up to the ideals we espouse. 

Words are meaningless without sacrifice, commitment, and action. 

Be Safe.


Michael L. Coyne

Spring 2022 COVID Protocol Letter