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Seminar Series: COVID-19 and the Law: The Uneven Burden of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Populations

February 16th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Seminar Series Description

Join us on February 16 for the second 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 second seminar in the series will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable populations.

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: Katherine L. Kraschel, Lecturer in Law, Clinical Lecturer in Law, Research Scholar in Law, and Executive Director of the Solomon Center, Yale Law School
  • Elizabeth Dietz, Associate, Perkins Coie
  • Joanna Erdman, MacBain Chair in Health Law and Policy and Associate Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
  • Seema Mohapatra, Associate Professor of Law and Dean’s Fellow, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law


Date: February 16th, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Calendars: Public Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums