February 23, 2022

Dear Students and the Massachusetts School of Law Community,

We are happy to report that since health and safety risks have changed significantly since we began the semester, we are making the wearing of masks at MSLAW optional as of February 28, 2022. Obviously, we all should continue to do what is safest to protect our family, fellow students, and loved ones including socially distancing, avoiding risky behavior, and especially staying home when sick. As we’ve said from the beginning, no one will be penalized for protecting our community and staying home when sick.

Spring generally signals a new beginning, God willing let us hope that we are at the beginning of the end of our worries about this deadly disease. Thanks to all of you who so selflessly sacrificed your personal desires for the greater good of our community. Although we have all been touched in some way by this disease, we have fared far better than some because of your commitment to respecting and protecting each other. We must continue to do so.

Also, we are returning to the traditional graduation ceremony at the Collins Center on June 3rd . During graduation week we will celebrate Law Day on the patio under the tent on Wednesday June 1st and on June 2nd we will celebrate the 2022 graduating class as well as the classes from 2017, 2012, 2007, 2002, and the 1997 class who will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their graduation from law school.

As we have throughout, we will continue to monitor the health and safety impacts of COVID-19. We will keep an eye on changing circumstances and recommendations and update you accordingly.

Be smart. Be safe.

Michael L. Coyne

February 23 Spring 2022 COVID Protocol Update

January 4 Spring 2022 COVID Protocol Letter