A Message to First Year Law Students
Nebraska College of Law Dean Richard Moberly describes plans for fall 2020 learning.
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- [00:00:03.780]Hi, I'm Richard Moberly,
- [00:00:05.530]dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law.
- [00:00:07.940]I am so excited that you will be
- [00:00:09.780]joining our dynamic community this fall.
- [00:00:12.670]I hope this video finds you safe and well.
- [00:00:16.180]I want to take just a few moments
- [00:00:17.710]to update you on the work that we are doing now
- [00:00:20.400]to prepare for your arrival in August.
- [00:00:23.220]The current plan for the University of Nebraska
- [00:00:25.620]is to be open for in-person classes on campus.
- [00:00:30.010]While the situation with the coronavirus
- [00:00:31.720]is fluctuating and difficult to predict,
- [00:00:33.950]at Nebraska Law, we are committed to building
- [00:00:36.710]an inclusive and connected community.
- [00:00:39.610]With this in mind, we are focused on
- [00:00:41.340]ensuring that first-year students
- [00:00:43.510]receive in-person instruction as much as possible.
- [00:00:46.970]It is also our priority that every student
- [00:00:49.350]is able to access their classes,
- [00:00:51.280]no matter the situation in which they find themselves.
- [00:00:54.450]So, our faculty is preparing for bimodal instruction.
- [00:00:58.370]Each class will offer an option to be accessed remotely,
- [00:01:01.810]even if it's taught in person.
- [00:01:04.420]In addition to building a well-knit community,
- [00:01:06.740]we also are committed to preparing our students
- [00:01:09.290]for a lifetime of learning, service, and ethical leadership.
- [00:01:13.780]Our faculty is making plans to increase opportunities
- [00:01:16.810]for practical application of the law
- [00:01:18.840]in your first year and beyond.
- [00:01:21.310]And that's because I intend for Nebraska Law
- [00:01:23.820]to be part of the recovery from this crisis.
- [00:01:27.260]The legal issues that are being created are enormous,
- [00:01:30.150]from unemployment claims to landlord-tenant conflicts,
- [00:01:33.320]to debt management and much more.
- [00:01:36.020]Our students will have opportunities
- [00:01:37.650]to explore and engage in these issues
- [00:01:40.200]with our professors and alumni,
- [00:01:42.340]as we help our community bounce back
- [00:01:45.120]from the problems caused by this virus.
- [00:01:48.380]I hope you want to go to a law school
- [00:01:50.390]that is driven to advance justice and solve problems
- [00:01:53.870]because this crisis calls on each of us
- [00:01:55.950]to do that like never before.
- [00:01:59.150]While the world is uncertain right now,
- [00:02:00.890]I remain confident that Nebraska Law
- [00:02:02.940]will help you build a meaningful and fulfilling career,
- [00:02:05.900]where you engage in solving vital societal problems
- [00:02:08.700]that impact your community.
- [00:02:11.310]I look forward to welcoming you to our community
- [00:02:14.150]in person in August.
- [00:02:16.360]Until then, be safe and be well.
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