Virtual Enrichment Sessions For Students
TALLAHASSEE—As we began remote classes this week, the resilience of our community was inspiring. In attempts to try to remain connected, promote wellness and provide small doses of normalcy to our students, we also began daily virtual enrichment sessions during the law school’s regularly scheduled lunchtime break. On Monday, students attended a timely session led by our Technology Office on navigating remote classes via Zoom—the platform we are utilizing for online learning. On Tuesday, our Research Center facilitated a research workshop on Florida Administrative Law. On Wednesday, the Office of Student Advancement arranged for a wellness presentation by alumna Becky Bandy (’05), director of the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism at The Florida Bar, on the benefits of sleep, the appetite and food connection to sleep, and resources to help improve sleep. Students had two options on Thursday—a session coordinated by the Career Services Office on the Florida House Legislative Internship Program and open virtual office hours with Dean Roig in the Academic Programs Office. Today’s Zoom session on learning how to relieve anxieties through journaling and freewriting will be presented jointly by our writing support specialist and Office of Student Advancement. Additionally, Dean O'Connor is hosting recurring Zoom community meetings twice a week to share timely law school news and talk with students, faculty and staff about how to address any challenges we are facing. Many thanks to our faculty and administrative team for pivoting to our online environment and helping us navigate our new normal.
Published on March 27, 2020