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This course will examine the legal, economic, and sociological implications of pandemics. We will study the history of pandemics; constitutional dimensions of pandemics (including federalism issues, scope of executive power, and restrictions on business and travel); the role of the government (including emergency powers, coordination between federal and state governments, and the role of the scientific/public health infrastructure); healthcare issues (including allocation of medical supplies and equipment, risks to medical personnel, testing, and vaccine/drug development); and the economics of pandemics (including balancing health and the economy, federal financial support, employee protection, liability, and insurance).
ZOOM LINK: Sent to paid and registered members before the start of course.
INSTRUCTOR: John S. Ross, III (Jack) holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University School of Law. Jack has taught numerous WISE courses on constitutional law topics.
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