Pursuant to the declaration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 09 March 2020 on suspension of classes due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the Legal Education Board hereby issues the following advisory:

1. All law schools in the National Capital Region (NCR) are expected to suspend the conduct of in-campus classes starting 10 March 2020 to 14 March 2020;

2. All law schools outside of the NCR are reminded to automatically suspend classes when the proper authorities or their Local Government Units have declared localized suspension due to COVID-19; the law schools are enjoined to issue the necessary announcements as early as possible;

3. Further, all law schools are directed to observe the guidelines of health authorities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19; and

4. All law schools are urged to formulate contingency plans in response to COVID-19 including the conduct of alternative modes of instruction and off-campus learning to ensure minimal disruption to studies.