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Seminar Series: COVID-19 and the Law: The Impact of Social Disparities on Responses to COVID-19

March 3rd, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Seminar Series Description

Join us on March 3 for the fourth installment of the COVID-19 and the Law: Disruption, Impact, and Legacy Seminar Series.

This seminar series will consider the ethical, legal, regulatory, and broader social and institutional impacts that COVID-19 has had, as well as the longer-lasting effects it may have on our society. This fourth seminar in the series will focus on role that social disparities and structural forces have played in the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost all aspects of life in the United States and around the world, disrupting the global economy as well as countless institutions. The issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic present a critical juncture for the U.S. and other countries around the world. Our actions now have the potential to shape responses to future pandemics, and to ensure institutions serve all of our populations.

How have our institutions, including the structure of our health care system and its attendant regulations, affected the evolution of the pandemic? What lasting changes have legal responses to COVID-19 introduced? Which institutions and intersectional issues have worsened or complicated the impact of and response to the pandemic? Join us for a critical reflection on changes the pandemic has introduced and their anticipated legacy.

The COVID-19 and the Law: Disruption, Impact, and Legacy Seminar Series will take the place of the Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This seminar series is organized in collaboration with the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School.


  • Introduction and Moderator: Ryan Knox, Senior Research Fellow, Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School
  • Daniel Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment, Berkeley Law
  • Joelle Grogan, Senior Lecturer in Law, Middlesex University London
  • Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  • Tess E. Wise, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Amherst College


Date: March 3rd, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Calendars: Public Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums