Arizona Law COVID Task Force

The Arizona Law COVID Task Force is responsible for implementing the New Safe Return Plan that was developed by the college's New Safe Return Committee. The task force is comprised of an implementation team, charged with supporting students, faculty and staff and executing the plan successfully, and a testing and research team that will oversee the voluntary testing and research study being conducted by the college.

The task force will continue to develop additional guidance and support measures as the plan evolves and campus and public health circumstances change.


COVID Task Force Co-Chairs

Implementation Team

Bernadette Wilkinson, Senior Program Coordinator, College Programming & Outreach, bwilkins@arizona.edu

Leah Won, Assistant Dean, College of Law Phoenix Initiatives, leahwon@arizona.edu

Data, Testing and Research Team

Christopher Griffin, Director of Empirical & Policy Research; Research Professor, chrisgriffin@arizona.edu

Justin Pidot, Professor of Law; Co-director of the Environmental Law Program, jpidot@email.arizona.edu

Marvin Slepian, MD, Regents Professor; Clinical Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Department Head, Clinical / Industrial Affairs; Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Professor, Medical Imaging; Professor, BIO5 Institute, slepian@email.arizona.edu

Task Force Members

Jane Bambauer, Professor of Law, janebambauer@arizona.edu

DeLorean Forbes, JD Student, dforbes26@arizona.edu

Kristine Huskey, Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Veterans' Advocacy Law Clinic, khuskey@arizona.edu

Willie Jordan-Curtis, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Clinical Professor of Law, jordancu@arizona.edu

Karen Kowalski, Associate Dean for Administration and Chief of Staff, kkowalski@arizona.edu

Teresa Miguel-Stearns, Associate Dean, Legal Information Innovation, Director, Law Library, Professor of Law, tmiguelstearns@arizona.edu

Tracy Mueller, Assistant Dean, External Communications and Marketing, tracymueller@arizona.edu

Joy Parker, JD Student, joyparker@arizona.edu

Christina PolettiJD Student, christinapoletti@arizona.edu

Jaime Valenzuela, Archivist, jaimev@arizona.edu

Michael Wagenheim, Assistant Dean of Information Technology and Online Learning, wagenhei@arizona.edu

Working Groups

If you have any information, thoughts or questions about plan implementation or the testing and research, please feel free to reach out directly to any of the Working Group members listed below. If you aren't sure which Working Group to contact, you may share your thoughts by emailing the LawCat Collaborative, and your message will be directed to the appropriate group.

*co-leads

Kristine Huskey, Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Veterans' Advocacy Law Clinic, khuskey@arizona.edu

Karen Kowalski*, Associate Dean for Administration and Chief of Staff, kkowalski@arizona.edu

Teresa Miguel-Stearns*, Associate Dean, Legal Information Innovation, Director, Law Library, Professor of Law, tmiguelstearns@arizona.edu

Michael Wagenheim, Assistant Dean of Information Technology and Online Learning, wagenhei@arizona.edu

Leah Won*, Assistant Dean, College of Law Phoenix Initiatives, leahwon@arizona.edu

*co-leads

Marv Slepian, MD, Regents Professor; Clinical Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Department Head, Clinical / Industrial Affairs; Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Professor, Medical Imaging; Professor, BIO5 Institute, slepian@email.arizona.edu

Jaime Valenzuela*,  Archivist, jaimev@arizona.edu

Michael Wagenheim, Assistant Dean of Information Technology and Online Learning, wagenhei@arizona.edu

Bernadette Wilkinson*, Senior Program Coordinator, College Programming & Outreach, bwilkins@arizona.edu

*co-leads

Jane Bambauer, Professor of Law, janebambauer@arizona.edu

Cary Cluck, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, caryc@arizona.edu

DeLorean Forbes, JD Student, dforbes26@arizona.edu

Teresa Miguel-Stearns, Associate Dean, Legal Information Innovation, Director, Law Library, Professor of Law, tmiguelstearns@arizona.edu

Tracy Mueller*, Assistant Dean, External Communications and Marketing, tracymueller@arizona.edu

Megan O’Leary*, Director of Development, moleary@arizona.edu

Christina PolettiJD Student, christinapoletti@arizona.edu

Marv Slepian, MD, Regents Professor; Clinical Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Department Head, Clinical / Industrial Affairs; Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Professor, Medical Imaging; Professor, BIO5 Institute, slepian@email.arizona.edu

Amanda Wolfe, Director of Global Programs, akwolfe@arizona.edu

Leah Won, Assistant Dean, College of Law Phoenix Initiatives, leahwon@arizona.edu

*co-leads

Willie Jordan-Curtis*, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Clinical Professor of Law, jordancu@arizona.edu

Christina Poletti*JD Student, christinapoletti@arizona.edu

Jaime Valenzuela, Archivist, jaimev@arizona.edu

Bernadette Wilkinson, Senior Program Coordinator, College Programming & Outreach, bwilkins@arizona.edu

Leah Won, Assistant Dean, College of Law Phoenix Initiatives, leahwon@arizona.edu

New Safe Return Committee

University of Arizona Law's New Safe Return Committee was formed in May by Dean Marc Miller to prepare a college plan to ensure a safe return to campus. The ultimate goals of the plan are the health and safety of the community while delivering a high-quality education.

Read the New Safe Return Plan developed by the committee.

The committee consulted colleagues from around the college to provide information and expertise as needed. Working Groups intensely focused on discrete areas of planning. Many other members of the College of Law contributed to the Committee's work in less formal but equally important ways. All College of Law faculty, staff, and students helped shaped the Committee's work and Plan through the hundreds of suggestions, comments, and ideas received through the virtual suggestion boxes, town halls, and many hours of conversation. 


Committee Co-Chairs

Teresa Miguel-Stearns, Associate Dean, Legal Information Innovation, Director, Law Library, Professor of Law, tmiguelstearns@arizona.edu

Bernadette Wilkinson, Senior Program Coordinator, College Programming & Outreach, bwilkins@arizona.edu

Committee Members

Vanessa Buch, Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Director, University of Arizona Innocence Project, vbuch@email.arizona.edu

Andrew Coan, Professor of Law; Director, William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government, acoan@email.arizona.edu

Robert Glennon, Regents Professor, Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy, glennon@email.arizona.edu

Jason Kreag, Professor of Law, jkreag@email.arizona.edu

Toni Massaro, Regents Professor, Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law, and Dean Emerita, massaro@arizona.edu

Justin Pidot, Professor of Law; Co-director of the Environmental Law Program, jpidot@email.arizona.edu

Marvin Slepian, MD, Regents Professor; Clinical Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Department Head, Clinical / Industrial Affairs; Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Professor, Medical Imaging; Professor, BIO5 Institute, slepian@email.arizona.edu

Working Groups

Cary Cluck, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, caryc@arizona.edu

DeLorean Forbes, JD Student, dforbes26@arizona.edu

Teresa Miguel-Stearns, Associate Dean, Legal Information Innovation, Director, Law Library, Professor of Law, tmiguelstearns@arizona.edu

Tracy Mueller, Assistant Dean, External Communications and Marketing, tracymueller@arizona.edu

Megan O’Leary, Director of Development, moleary@arizona.edu

Christina PolettiJD Student, christinapoletti@arizona.edu

Amanda Wolfe, Director of Global Programs, akwolfe@arizona.edu

Corrina Eklund, Coordinator, Alumni Engagement, corrinaeklund@email.arizona.edu

Laureana Jones, Coordinator, Career Development Office, laureanajones@email.arizona.edu

Christina Poletti, Arizona Law Student, christinapoletti@email.arizona.edu

Bernadette Wilkinson, Senior Program Coordinator, College Programming & Outreach, bwilkins@arizona.edu

Bryan Wilson, Program Coordinator, Planning and Outreach, baw@email.arizona.edu

Mike Brooks, Registrar & Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, brooks@email.arizona.edu

Vanessa Buch, Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Director, University of Arizona Innocence Project, vbuch@email.arizona.edu

Robert Glennon, Regents Professor, Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy, glennon@email.arizona.edu

Jason Kreag, Professor of Law, jkreag@email.arizona.edu

Cathy O’Grady, Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, catherineogrady@email.arizona.edu

Susie Salmon, Director of Legal Writing and Clinical Professor of Law, salmon@email.arizona.edu

Michael Wagenheim, Assistant Dean of Information Technology & Online Learning, wagenhei@email.arizona.edu

Anizza Alvarez, Senior Program Coordinator, anizzaa@email.arizona.edu

Faith Liston, Program Specialist, Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program, afs1@email.arizona.edu

Don Tringali, Part-time Professor of Practice

Bernadette Wilkinson, Senior Program Coordinator, College Programming & Outreach, bwilkins@arizona.edu

Bryan Wilson, Program Coordinator, Planning and Outreach, baw@email.arizona.edu

Law Library Task Force:

Tim Blackburn, Library Assistant, blackburn1@email.arizona.edu

Cynthia Condit, Reference Librarian & Professor of Practice, cbcondit@email.arizona.edu

Devan Orr, Fellow, Law Library, daorr@email.arizona.edu

Travis Spence, Head, Technical Services, tspence@email.arizona.edu

Jessica Ugstad, Library Collection Management Specialist, jugstad@email.arizona.edu

(same as Physical Plant working group)

Anizza Alvarez, Senior Program Coordinator, anizzaa@email.arizona.edu

Faith Liston, Program Specialist, Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program, afs1@email.arizona.edu

Don Tringali, Part-time Professor of Practice

Bernadette Wilkinson, Senior Program Coordinator, College Programming & Outreach, bwilkins@arizona.edu

Bryan Wilson, Program Coordinator, Planning and Outreach, baw@email.arizona.edu

Law Library Task Force:

Tim Blackburn, Library Assistant, blackburn1@email.arizona.edu

Cynthia Condit, Reference Librarian & Professor of Practice, cbcondit@email.arizona.edu

Devan Orr, Fellow, Law Library, daorr@email.arizona.edu

Travis Spence, Head, Technical Services, tspence@email.arizona.edu

Jessica Ugstad, Library Collection Management Specialist, jugstad@email.arizona.edu

Rebecca Bargo, Student, rbargo@email.arizona.edu

Bernadette Wilkinson, Senior Program Coordinator, College Programming & Outreach, bwilkins@arizona.edu

Andrew Coan, Professor of Law; Director, William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government, acoan@email.arizona.edu

Justin Pidot, Professor of Law; Co-director of the Environmental Law Program, jpidot@email.arizona.edu

Marvin Slepian, MD, Regents Professor; Clinical Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Department Head, Clinical / Industrial Affairs; Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Professor, Medical Imaging; Professor, BIO5 Institute, slepian@email.arizona.edu

Chris Gast, Director of Special Projects, cgast@email.arizona.edu

Karen Kowalski, Associate Dean for Administration & Chief of Staff, kkowalski@email.arizona.edu

Toni Massaro, Regents Professor, Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law, and Dean Emerita, massaro@arizona.edu

Teresa Miguel-Stearns, Associate Dean, Legal Information Innovation, Director, Law Library, Professor of Law, tmiguelstearns@arizona.edu

Don Tringali, Part-time Professor of Practice