Law COVID-19 advice
Last updated 14:18, 16 April 2020
We hope that you are all keeping safe and well during this difficult time.
Our teaching is now taking place online and the tutors, technical and administration staff are all working to make this experience an effective and rewarding one in the current circumstances.
In addition, please see below a list of measures taken by the law school and key contact details. We will aim to update this page on a regular basis.
- The Law Court Building and Law School (R block) are closed and will not re-open until we are advised it is safe to do so by the Government and the University.
- The law school admin office is closed, but staff are working from home and can answer queries, grant extensions, give guidance on serious adverse circumstances. Please email the cohort leaders.
Even though many parts of campus are closed, staff are still working hard to support you. So please, don't hesitate to contact your tutors, or any other member of staff, if you need help.
LLB Cohort Leaders
Criminal Justice / Criminology Cohort Leaders
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact: email@example.com
Dissertation module information
|Criminal Justice / Criminologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|LLM Legal Practiceemail@example.com|
|LLM / PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
If you have questions about your assignments and assessments, please contact your Programme Leader to get the latest information on their plans and arrangements for your study and assessment:
For module specific guidance, please contact your module leaders.
Please keep a regular eye on your emails and Canvas announcements, as well as this page and the University’s website.
We thank you for your commitment to your studies and working with us during this difficult time. All colleagues are dedicated to making this experience the best that we can for all our students. This is an unprecedented situation and we appreciate your patience and understanding.
For further information about where to go for help please see the University’s COVID-19 advice page.
Please contact: email@example.com
Law Clinic enquiries
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Law Clinic and Pro Bono
The Law Clinic is still operating for clients; all appointments are taking place via video conferencing. Students can still get involved in in the Law Clinic and Pro Bono activities.
The Clinic also provides free advice to students on employment, housing and family law issues. Students needing advice should email email@example.com.
There are a lots of resources available online to help you not only succeed in your studies whilst you work from a distance, but also to protect your own wellbeing. Below is a non-exhaustive list you can refer to. Whilst many of the services listed are provided by UH, we do not control or necessarily endorse any of the external sites listed below but we hope they might be of help.
The University’s Online Library has been expanded and access made easier. Just log into StudyNet and click “Online Library”
Specifically for Law and Criminology we have included ebooks published by Oxford University Press via Law Trove (until 31st May 2020). For help using Law Trove (citing using OSCOLA, downloading etc) check this user guide.
For Criminal Justice and Criminology please also see the following databases:
HeinOnline includes the Law Journal Library - more than 2,800 law and law-related journals.
Local library services
Your local library service may have access to online materials for you. Hertfordshire Libraries gives free access to library card holders to:
Both are available as Android, Kindle or iOS apps. If you don’t live in Hertfordshire, check online what resources your local authority offers.
- The best place to find all the UH law databases and collections is the Legal databases page in the Law Subject Toolkit. This includes guides and help.
- If you have time to complete certification for Westlaw and LexisLibrary to enhance your CV all the links are here.
- Create a free account and download up to 7 free textbooks using Vitalsource Bookshelf (up until the 30th June).
- Librarians are online Mon-Fri 10am-4pm to answer your questions using Module Chat in LibrarySkillUP.
- Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/uhlr or Instagram - Uniofhertslibrary for more top tips and updates.
Library and Computing services information
Please contact Jane Bilson firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further assistance.
The University have a number of different departments running social-distancing friendly events to support your mental, physical and social wellbeing. Offerings are being updated regularly so look out for updates from:
- Student Wellbeing (@WellbeingSvcs)
- Hertfordshire Students’ Union (@HertsSU)
- Self-Isolation/Campus Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/herts.self.isolation)
- University Chaplain (@UHchaplain)
- Herts Sports Village (@HertsSV)
- HertSquad (@HertSquad)
- Performance Hertfordshire (@PerformHerts)
The University has an institutional license for Fika, a mental fitness app to help you manage and train your mental health. This app is a great resource, and has been updated with tools specifically to aid you during the COVID-19 isolation period. You can download Fika on Android and iOS devices. As a University of Hertfordshire student you get unlimited, free access, simply register on the app with your @herts.ac.uk username.
Externally, support is being offered by many organisations including, but not limited to:
- Student Minds
- No Panic
- Mental Health Foundation
- Young Minds
- Peloton – Free digital fitness classes and coaching for 90 days.
- Joe Wicks “The Body Coach” – Free live and recorded home workouts to keep you active.
Don’t forget you’re able to use the software provided by the University (eg. Office365).