The Law Library is creating a permanent collection in our digital repository to preserve the history of the William & Mary Law School at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this project, we are seeking reflective writing on the impact of the pandemic on the law school community. We welcome contributions from all community members who would like to preserve their thoughts in the collection.

We will accept both submissions created specifically for this project and submissions of previously written material, but it must be submitted by the creator. Submissions are moderated for appropriateness but will not be edited. All accepted submissions will be housed permanently in the repository and made publicly available.

To share your experience, please submit your written contribution using the "Submit Research" or "Submit by Email" links in the sidebar. We have provided some questions and prompts that may be helpful in composing your submission, but you may include any written response that you feel is meaningful to record and preserve.

  • Please tell us a little about yourself.
  • Where did you live during 2020? Who did you live with? Did your housing situation change?
  • How would you describe your everyday life prior to Spring 2020? What things did you do? How did your everyday experience change due to the pandemic?
  • Describe your experience of the transition to online classes. How has the change impacted you, your relationships with your professors, your experiences of classes, etc.?
  • What has it been like working from home?
  • Did you attend classes in person or online in the 2020-2021 school year? What was the experience like?
  • How have you been impacted by the pandemic outside of school?
  • Have you experienced changes in your personal or family life due to the pandemic?
  • What has changed the most in your life?
  • What has been helpful in coping with the pandemic?
  • What organizations do you participate in? How has your participation or the organization itself changed due to the pandemic?
  • How did 2020 change your vision of justice?
  • What are your hopes for the future?
  • What are your concerns about the future?
  • What have you achieved since the beginning of the pandemic that you are proud of?

2020

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Samy W. Abdallah '21: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Samy W. Abdallah

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Nick Armah J.D. '21 Looks Back at Fall 2020, Nick Agyevi-Armah

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Professor Jeffrey Bellin: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Jeffrey Bellin

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Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

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Max Chu '22: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Max Chu

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Professor Katherine Mims Crocker: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Katherine Mims Crocker

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Joseph DeMarco '22: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Joseph DeMarco

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Dana Drozina LL.M. '21: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Dana Drozina

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Sylvanna Gross ’23: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Sylvanna Gross

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Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Stacy Kern-Scheerer

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Mechelle King ’21: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Mechelle King

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Julian Miller '23: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Julian Miller

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Cleidiane Perez LL.M. '21: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Cleidiane Perez

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Associate Dean Laura N. Shepherd: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Laura N. Shepherd

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Professor Jennifer S. Stevenson: Reflections on the Fall 2020 Semester, Jennifer S. Stevenson