Legal Issues in a Global Pandemic

Credit Hours: 1-2

This course will survey the major legal issues raised by the recent pandemic. It will start by establishing a background in legal regulatory tools in contagious disease settings, and examine how such responses have been conducted in past epidemics. It will then examine various challenges to COVID-19 measures, including cases on religious liberty and other individual rights; freedom of travel; business closures; and the federal eviction and vaccination mandates, among other topics.