Arizona COVID-19 & Law Coalition (COVID-19 & Law) is a clearinghouse on law expertise related to the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 implicates a broad swath of legal issues: business, finance, insurance, health, family, administration, international, criminal procedure, environmental, tribal, property, privacy, economics, intellectual property, tort law, contracts, immigration, constitutional, state and local government, and more.
The COVID-19 & Law will:
Note: The COVID-19 & Law Coalition does NOT provide legal advice or representation.
|Andrew Coan and Toni Massaro (Co-Chairs)||Constitutional Law|
|Barbara Atwood||Family Law, Courts, Indian Law|
|Derek Bambauer||Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law|
|Jane Bambauer||Privacy, Criminal Procedure, Data Management, Regulation, Constitutional Law|
|Leila Barraza||Public Health Law|
|Paul Bennett||Family Law, Juvenile Law, Professional Responsibility, Poverty and Families|
|Stacy Butler||Innovation, Access to Justice|
|Robert Hershey||Global Law, Indigenous Peoples’ Law and Policy, Human Rights|
|James Hopkins||Indigenous Peoples’ Law and Policy, Human Rights, Environmental Law|
|Teresa Miguel-Stearns (and Law Library team)||Library Research and Information Systems|
|Gavin Milczarek-Desai||Intellectual Property, Innovation (Slepian Team)|
|Shefali Milczarek-Desai||Immigration Law and Policy, Workers’ Rights|
|Cathy O’Grady||Constitutional Law, Ethics, Procedure|
|Barak Orbach||Business Law, Antitrust|
|Chris Robertson||Health Law, Torts|
|Lauren Robbins||International Trade, Safety and Equipment Supply Chain|
|Jonathan Rothschild||Local Government Law|
|Susie Salmon||Judiciary and Justice Responses to Crisis|
|Simone Sepe||Business, Finance, Economics, Philosophy|
|Andrew Silverman||Immigration, Criminal Procedure, Access to Justice|
|Tara Sklar||Health Law|
|Dr. Marvin Slepian||Biotech, Medicine, Innovation, Virology|
|Rebecca Tsosie||Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy, Intergovernmental Aspects of Pandemic Management, Constitutional Law|
|Michael Wagenheim and IT Team||IT Support for Outreach and Internal Communications|
|Joey Zhou||International Trade Law|
|Administrators (Co-Chairs)||Andrew Coan, Toni Massaro, Teresa Miguel-Stearns|
|Business Law, Antitrust, Finance & Economics||Barak Orbach, Simone Sepe|
|Constitutional Law||Derek Bambauer, Jane Bambauer, Andrew Coan, Toni Massaro, Cathy O'Grady, Christopher Robertson, Tara Sklar, Rebecca Tosie,
|Courts||Barbara Atwood, Tessa Dysart, Susie Salmon|
|Criminal Procedure||Jane Bambauer, Andrew Silverman|
|Environmental Law & Policy||James Hopkins, Justin Pidot|
|Ethics & Professional Responsibility||Paul Bennett, Cathy O’Grady|
|Family Law||Barbara Atwood, Paul Bennett|
|Federal Indian Law, Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy||Barbara Atwood, James Hopkins, Robert Hershey, Rebecca Tsosie|
|Health Law, Innovation/Technology||Leila Barraza, Chris Robertson, Tara Sklar, Dr. Marvin Slepian, Gavin Milczarek-Desai, Tammi Walker|
|Human Rights||James Hopkins, Robert Hershey, Rebecca Tsosie|
|Immigration Law & Policy, Workers’ Rights||Shefali Milczarek-Desai, Andrew Silverman|
|Innovation, Access To Justice||Stacy Butler, Andrew Silverman|
|Intellectual Property||Derek Bambauer, Gavin Milczarek-Desai|
|International Trade, Safety & Equipment Supply Chain||Lauren Robbins, Joey Zhou|
|Privacy, Data Management & Regulation||Jane Bambauer, Christopher Robertson|
|Research Support||Teresa Miguel-Stearns, Law Library Team|
|Share New Events and Resources||Jessica Ugstad, Jaime Valenzuela|
|Teams Training Resources||Garnette Knoll, Michael Wagenheim, Law It|
COVID-19 & Law Coalition members are working on papers, participating in UArizona, state, and national task forces, contributing to blogs and discussions, and otherwise working to lend their expertise in previously mentioned ways. See tabs to view their contributions.
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“COVID-19 in No Man’s Land,” Andy Coan and David Schwartz (University of Wisconsin Law School): This forthcoming paper will explore the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for how we think about American federalism, in particular the principle that the federal government is one of limited and enumerated powers.
Note: See also the Marvin Slepian, James Coan & Andrew Coan tab for more resources from Marvin Slepian.
"Lawmakers Request Investigation Into Pima County's New Restaurant Regulations," Shaley Sanders, KOLD News 13, May 15, 2020: In this article, Sanders reports that "[l]awmakers submitted a request to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, asking for an investigation of new restaurant regulations passed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors." Sanders goes interview "Shefali Milczarek-Desai, an assistant clinical professor at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law" on the validity of these regulations under guidelines issued by Governor Ducey.
"UA Law Prof: The Other Front Line: Immigrant Workers, Nursing Homes and COVID-19," Shefali Milczarek-Desai, Tucson.com, May 24, 2020: In this article, Milczarek-Desai writes about the challenges that immigrants working in nursing homes face during the COVID-19 epidemic. Milczarek-Desai writes that they are "situated at one of the deadliest intersections of America’s coronavirus pandemic: low-wage immigrant workers and elder care" and how they are under threat from both the risks of the virus and fears of being reported to ICE, potentially resulting in deportation or unemployment.
“What You Need to Know About Workplace COVID-19 Testing,” David Wichner, Tucson.com, August 1, 2020: In this article, Wichner writes, “Employers across Tucson and the nation have set up new cleaning protocols, rejiggered work schedules and revamped workplace layouts for social distancing, to get back to business safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Note: See also the Tara Sklar tab for more resources from Professor Sklar.
Practice in Place: Law and Justice Go Viral, UArizona Law Legal Writing, Anchor.FM: "A podcast that asks the question: how does a profession governed by precedent respond to the unprecedented? Practice in Place investigates how the practice of law and the administration of justice have adapted under the abrupt constraints of the COVID-19 era, how that has affected how and whether we achieve justice, and how those changes and that experience might or should change the practice, the profession, and its procedures forever. Produced by University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law and hosted by Professor Susie Salmon and the Legal Writing Program."
Note: See also the Christopher Robertson & Tara Sklar tab for more resources from Professor Sklar.
Note: See also the Toni Massaro, Justin Pidot & Marvin Slepian tab for more resources from Marvin Slepian. See also the Andrew Coan tab for more resources from Professor Coan.