Updated as of April 24, 2020
Mini-Conferences on Coronavirus and Law

How is law helping or hurting in the fight against the pandemic? What could it do better?

"at" the University of Oklahoma College of Law
organized by Professor Eric E. Johnson, eric.e.johnson@ou.edu

CURRENT CFP:
CFP: Call for Presentations (incl. partially developed ideas)


. . . A sixth mini-conference is in the works, and maybe more after that. The call is still open for more presenters. See the CFP.


First Mini-Conference on Coronavirus and Law - Friday, April 10, 2020

Time: 2-4 p.m. CDT
Zoom info by request, eric.e.johnson@ou.edu
Participants:
  • Eric E. Johnson, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law, "Thinking About the Legal Dimension of the Pandemic"
  • Theodore C. Bailey, M.D., J.D., Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, "COVID-19 and Compulsory Public Health Powers: New Bottles for New Wine?"
  • Erika M. Douglas, Assistant Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law, "Price Gouging and Covid-19 "
  • Ana Santos Rutschman, Assistant Professor of Law, Center for Health Law Studies and Center for International & Comparative Law, Saint Louis University School of Law, "The IP of Vaccines at the Time of Coronavirus"
  • Jennifer D. Oliva, Associate Professor of Law, Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, Seton Hall University School of Law, "An Overview and Critique of the FDA's Expansive Deployment of its Emergency Use Authority in the Pandemic Context"
  • Victoria Sutton, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor and Director of the Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy, Texas Tech University School of Law, "Who's in Charge? Challenging the Traditional Federalism Balance in Pandemics"
  • Stacey A. Tovino, Judge Jack and Lulu Lehman Professor of Law, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, "COVID-19, Social Distancing, and Health Privacy"

Second Mini-Conference on Coronavirus and Law - Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Time: 2-4 p.m. CDT
Zoom info by request, eric.e.johnson@ou.edu
Participants:
  • Jennifer D. Oliva, Associate Professor of Law, Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, Seton Hall University School of Law, "Treating Patients with Substance Use Disorder in the Era of COVID-19: A Review of Progressive Federal Policy Changes and a Plea for Additional Reforms"
  • Ann Marie Marciarille, Professor of Law, UMKC School of Law, "Just How Tight Do We Want Acute Care Hospital Bed Supply to Be?"
  • Jacob S. Sherkow, Professor of Law Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School; Fellow-in-Residence, Edmond J. Safra/Petrie-Flom Centers Joint at Harvard University; Permanent Visiting Professor, Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law, University of Copenhagen, "COVID-19 Related Drug Shortages, FDA, and the CARES Act"
  • Alexia Brunet Marks, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School, "COVID and Food Law’s Regulatory Response"
  • Alejandro E. Camacho, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, University of California Irvine School of Law, "Neglecting the Crucial Role of Government Organization in Pandemic Planning and Response" (with Glicksman)
  • Robert L. Glicksman, J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, George Washington University Law School, "Neglecting the Crucial Role of Government Organization in Pandemic Planning and Response" (with Camacho)

Third Mini-Conference on Coronavirus and Law - Friday, April 17, 2020

Time: 2-4 p.m. CDT
Zoom info by request, eric.e.johnson@ou.edu
Participants:
  • Alfred C. Yen, Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar, Boston College Law School, "Deliberate Misinformation, Fraud Liability, and Covid-19"
  • Anjali Vats, Assistant Professor of Communication and African and African Diaspora Studies, Boston College; Assistant Professor (by courtesy), Boston College Law School, discussing COVID-19 and ableism
  • Brian L. Frye, Associate Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law, topic pending
  • Sapna Kumar, Law Foundation Professor of Law, Co-director, Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law, University of Houston Law Center, "Pharma, Patents, and the Pandemic"
  • Martin Skladany, Associate Professor of Law, Penn State University - Dickinson Law, "Global Doctor Shortages and COVID-19"

Fourth Mini-Conference on Coronavirus and Law - Monday, April 20, 2020

Time: 2-4 p.m. CDT
Zoom info by request, eric.e.johnson@ou.edu
Participants:
  • Jorge L. Contreras, Professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, dicsussing patent pledges to combat COVID-19
  • Alan Z. Rozenshtein, Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, "Disease Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment"
  • John G. Culhane, Professor, H. Albert Young Fellow in Constitutional Law, Co-Director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute, Delaware Law School, Widener University, "Civil Liability in Response to COVID-19 Transmission"
  • Medha D. Makhlouf, Assistant Professor of Law, Founding Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, Penn State University - Dickinson Law; Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, and Jasmine Sandhu, J.D. candidate, Penn State University - Dickinson Law, "Immigrants and Interdependence: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Exposes the Folly of the New Public Charge Rule"
  • Nicolas P. Terry, Hall Render Professor of Law & Executive Director, Hall Center for Law and Health, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, "COVID-19 and Healthcare Lessons Already Learned"

Fifth Mini-Conference on Coronavirus and Law - Friday, April 24, 2020

Time: 2-4 p.m. CDT
Zoom info by request, eric.e.johnson@ou.edu
Participant list:
  • David Zaring, Professor of Legal Studies, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania"The Government’s Response to the Coronavirus Crisis"
  • Joseph Baar Topinka, Assistant Professor of Practice, Texas State University School of Health Administration, "Quaratine and Isolation Tension Between State and Federal Laws"
  • Tracy L. M. Norton, Associate Professor of Legal Process, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, discussing alternative ways to advocate for defendants in speedy trial motions when the courts are shut down
  • Lucy Johnston-Walsh, Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Children's Advocacy Clinic and Center on Children and the Law, Penn State University - Dickinson Law, "COVID-19’s Impact on the Legal Rights of Youth in the Foster Care System"
  • Kathleen Bergin, JD, LLM, The Disaster Law Project; Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell Law School "Pushing Executive Boundaries in the Age of Coronavirus"

Sixth Mini-Conference on Coronavirus and Law - date to be announced

Time: 2-4 p.m. CDT
Zoom info by request, eric.e.johnson@ou.edu
  • List of participants to be posted ...
  • See the CFP for information on presenting.