The COVID-19 crisis raises a number of important legal issues. The matter of federal authority, growing principally out of the White House’s orders, looms large. The actions of governors and local authorities have been especially critical, as emergency shelter-in-place and other important regulations are directed at individuals and businesses. Health care strategies, such as telemedicine, and decisions of the Food & Drug Administration prompt specialized legal considerations. At the person-to-person level, many matters of legal duty and liability arise, emerging from contracts, insurance, and employment relations.
Law in the Time of COVID-19: A Northwestern Teach-Out西北大学
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Is this course a place to get legal advice?
The course is for educational purposes only and is open to all and free of charge. None of the opinions expressed by the instructor, or any of the other perspectives provided in this course about issues of law, are intended to provide legal advice of any sort.
What is a Teach-Out?
“What is a Teach-Out?
Teach-Outs bring together people from around the world to learn about and address important topics in society. They are free and open online learning events where you’ll hear from diverse experts, discuss and connect with other participants, and consider actions you can take in your own community.
The Teach-Out series is inspired by historic Teach-Ins of the 1960s and 70s, where people came to learn together and discuss important problems with the goal of creating change. The first Teach-in was in March 1965. Rather than walking out of class for sit-ins (a form of protest), University of Michigan faculty held “Teach-Ins” where people discussed the Vietnam War draft for one full day and through the night.