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Did anyone receive a letter from UVic re: online learning at law school specifically?

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I turned down UVic recently for UBC and UBC sent a letter stating: 

"Allard Law is following UBC directives about how to deliver instruction in 2020-21 consistent with public health guidelines. Our expectation at the present time is that in Fall 2020, first year classes will be largely taught through online methods, although we hope to provide opportunities for small groups of students to meet with their instructor and each other in person at the law school and perhaps in other locations as well. That is of course subject to changes in public health guidelines and our ability to meet them. However, these in-person opportunities, should they occur, will not be mandatory and it will be possible for you to complete first-year remotely. Even if we are able to relax these restrictions in second term, and provide more opportunities for in person instruction, we will continue to provide the ability to learn online for those who cannot physically attend for the entirety of 2020-21. As you can imagine, this a complex undertaking and our faculty are hard at work developing online learning experiences that will provide you with excellent instruction. We expect that some of this online learning will take place in real time, while other sessions will be pre-recorded or available to work through at your own pace."

Essentially EVERYTHING is going to be online for the first year even if some optional in-class options become available, not just first term. 

I totally understand why they had to do this and give guidance to struggling students and reassure them that even if they don't move due to Covid in first term, they won't be forced to move halfway though. However, the selfish part in me is very saddened and finds this premature.

Any word from UVic? 

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UVic has only confirmed online learning until December at this point. 

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The university itself will be mostly online. Law faculty is exploring "hybrid" options, with more details to come as they're made available.

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