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Seminar Series: COVID-19 and the Law: The Interaction of COVID-19 and Health Law

February 2nd, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on February 2 for the first 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 first seminar in the series will focus on the interaction of COVID-19 with health law and policy.

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: Abbe R. Gluck, Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School; and Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine), Yale Medical School
  • Wendy E. Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Director, Center for Health Policy and Law; and Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
  • Ruqaiijah Yearby, Center for Health Law Studies; William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law, School of Law Professor; and Executive Director and Co-Founder, Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, Saint Louis University
  • Nicole Huberfeld, Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, BU School of Public Health; and Professor of Law, BU School of Law


Date: February 2nd, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Calendars: Public Events