This website provides up-to-date information from the Faculty of Law on studies during the period of continuing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The degree to which individuals are personally affected by the current crisis varies considerably. Even though the focus has shifted to other areas of life, information on the continuation of the current semester is nevertheless important as it enables everyone to plan for the coming weeks and months. With the goal of enabling you to continue your studies without interruption, we will do our utmost to ensure that you can successfully complete Spring Semester 2020.
We wish you every success in tackling the additional challenges you are currently facing and above all the best of the health!
Although UZH is operating on a skeleton staff, we are still here for you
The Service Desk, Student Advisory Services, and the mobility office are still available by phone and e-mail. Contact Service Desk, Student Advisory Services, or the mobility office.
Information on lectures
Please follow the modules and courses you have attended and/or booked both in the UZH course catalogue and on the websites of the teaching staff, as that is where the most up-to-date information will be provided.
Information on the deadline suspension for papers
Due to the closure of the libraries, the Faculty Council has decided that all submission deadlines for papers (case studies, Bachelor’s and Master’s theses) have been suspended until library access is guaranteed again. This means that the submission deadlines have been deferred for the duration of the deadline suspension. We will inform you about the end of the deadline suspension at the appropriate time. You are of course still free to submit your papers during this period, however. The deadline suspension does not apply to papers that have already been submitted.
Library of the Institute of Law
The library of the Institute of Law cannot be accessed until further notice. Unfortunately, it is not possible to borrow books. Swisslex access does remain open, however. Swisslex has assured us that it will expand its capacities in order to be able to cope with a significant increase in use by students without any problems. Furthermore, it is now possible to access Swisslex without using the UZH VPN. To avoid overloading the system, please therefore only log in to Swisslex without the VPN.