LawCats Live Webinar Series
University of Arizona Law presents LawCats Live, a webinar series exploring hot topics from faculty research, scholarship and expertise. Join us no matter where you are.
See our full line-up, with registration links below. Past event recordings will be added to this page as they become available.
Past Event Recordings:
The Other Front Line: COVID-19, Immigrant Workers and Public Health Consequence
In a conversation moderated by Professor Ellie Bublick, Professors Shefali Milczarek-Desai ('01) and Tara Sklar discuss the importance of paid sick leave legislation and enforcement, along with other recommendations, to minimize COVID-19 superspreaders, reduce harsh health and economic impacts on essential workers, and safeguard America's older population.
How Our Constitutional Rights Might Inform the Planning of "New Safe Returns"
Technology and Your Privacy Rights in the COVID-19 Response Era
Bostock v. Clayton County: Landmark Win for LGBT Plaintiffs in SCOTUS Title VII Opinion
State of the College
McGirt v. Oklahoma: The Landmark Indian Law Case Holding Government to Its Word
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020
In McGirt v Oklahoma, the US Supreme Court ruled that a vast tract of land within Oklahoma was part of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation, resulting in thousands of Oklahomans discovering that they live in Indian country and not in the state of Oklahoma. In this conversation moderated by Professor Tessa Dysart, a registered member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, who writes and teaches on appellate advocacy issues, we will hear Professors Rebecca Tsosie, Barbara Atwood and Melissa Tatum discuss the Court’s decisions and its implications for the future.
A conversation and reflections on the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death in the midst of the most fraught presidential election season in recent memory raises issues that the nation will debate in the months and years to come. And the "Notorious RBG"--with her lacy dissent collar, signature large eyeglasses, and low ponytail--resonated as a singular cultural icon. But Justice Ginsburg's life, work, and example also bore deeply personal meaning for many, most especially for women and attorneys. Whether as a young mother and wife and one of only nine women in her incoming class at Harvard Law School in 1956, as the architect and executor of an incremental impact litigation strategy that dismantled much sex- and gender-based discrimination in our nation's laws, or as a jurist who evolved from moderate consensus builder to great dissenter, Justice Ginsburg left an indelible imprint on American life and law.
Join us for a conversation, moderated by Professor Susie Salmon, with Professors Barbara Atwood, Chris Griffin, Negar Katirai, and others, as we share what Justice Ginsburg meant to us and reflect on her legacy. All attendees will be invited to share their reflections as well.
Practice in Place: Law and Justice Go Viral
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
In a conversation moderated by current Arizona Law 3L Vince Redhouse, join Professor Susie Salmon, Judge Laine McDonald ('06), and attorney Ted Schmidt ('77) as they discuss how the pandemic has affected courts and highlighted existing issues.
in our legal system, how lawyers have adapted their advocacy to the "new normal" of virtual lawyering, and how the College's legal-writing and advocacy programs are preparing students to navigate the uncharted waters of post-pandemic practice.
Join us for the conversation and hear about the lessons and opportunities presented by the challenges of law practice in the COVID-19 era.
The Power of Legal Innovation in the COVID Era
Thursday, December 3, 2020
COVID-19 has forced courts and legal services to rapidly adapt and has created both risk and opportunity for access to justice. Hear from the Innovation for Justice team, Professor Stacy Butler ('02), Professor Christopher Griffin, Mackenzie Pish ('20) and Sarah Mauet, about how they are applying an innovation mindset to COVID-19 response strategies across multiple social justice issues, including eviction, online dispute resolution, medical debt and domestic violence. Moderated by the Hon. Karen Adam ('76)
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