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. 


LawCats Live - The Texas Abortion Cases

Oct 29, 2021 12:15 p.m. 


Texas SB 8 creates a private right of action authorizing any person to sue a physician who performs an abortion and anyone else who aids or abets one. This unprecedented law is clearly unconstitutional under existing Supreme Court precedent. But because of its unusual enforcement scheme, the Court refused to block the law from going into effect, leaving abortion effectively banned in the state of Texas.

Join Arizona Law Professors Barbara Atwood, Eunice Lee, and Andrew Coan as they discuss the implications of the Supreme Court’s denial of relief and other ongoing and potential challenges to SB8, including the recent suit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Who can sue and in what court — state or federal? Who can be sued? What relief can be ordered and when? The right to abortion in Texas now turns on these technical questions of civil procedure and federal courts law.

Past Event Recordings:

The Other Front Line: COVID-19, Immigrant Workers and Public Health Consequence

Thursday, July 9, 2020
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"

Thursday, July 16, 2020
As the nation plans "returns" to education, work and other settings pre-vaccine, tough questions arise for planners. In this conversation moderated by Assistant Dean and Law Library Director Teresa Miguel-Stearns, Professors Justin Pidot, Toni Massaro and special guest Dr. Marvin Slepian will discuss areas of agreement derived from constitutional norms and doctrine that might guide planners and -- they hope -- enable all to begin from shared understandings. This does not resolve tough practical questions, to be sure. But it reminds us a unum runs below the pluribus. 
The work-in-progress discussed in this webinar is available at:

Technology and Your Privacy Rights in the COVID-19 Response Era

Thursday, July 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the stakes of current technology law and policy debates. Are we willing to tolerate more surveillance in exchange for better health outcomes? Who should get to make the speech rules for large private platforms? How, if at all, should offline rules apply to our digital worlds? Join Professors Jane Bambauer and Andrew Keane Woods for this discussion moderated by Arizona Law alumna Daisy Jenkins ('96).
This webinar will take place as part of the University of Arizona's Wonder at Home Series.

Bostock v. Clayton County: Landmark Win for LGBT Plaintiffs in SCOTUS Title VII Opinion

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Who were the plaintiffs and what were their stories? What simple logic did the majority use to conclude that Title VII bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and transgender status? Why did three of the Justices dissent? Professors Barbara Atwood ('76) and Albertina Antognini and rising 3L, Nate Goodman will address these questions, and more when they discuss this important decision and its implications in Thursday’s conversation moderated by professor Andy Coan.

State of the College

Thursday August 6, 2020
Join Dean Marc Miller, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Jason Kreag, and Associate Dean and Law Library Director Teresa Miguel-Stearns in a conversation moderated by Director of Development Megan O'Leary as they discuss Arizona Law's New Safe Return, with updates regarding back to school plans and the 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) 

LawCats Live - Vaccine Distribution in Long-Term Care: Is it Working?

Friday, February 5, 2021

This unique event features UA experts from the College of Law and across the UA Health Sciences. The discussion will be moderated by Tara Sklar, Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program at Arizona Law. Professor Sklar will provide the latest data on COVID cases and deaths in long-term care facilities, among both residents and staff, and highlight variations in vaccination rates across the states. A panel discussion on COVID-19 vaccination efforts will follow offering a range of perspectives from the health science colleges, including: Pharmacy, Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing on barriers to the rollout and how to effectively and equitably address them.

2020 Election Reflection

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Join Arizona Law's very own Dean Emerita Toni Massaro and Professor Shalev Roisman for a conversation about the Trump administration, the 2020 election, and its aftermath.

Some topics up for discussion will include the relationship between the executive branch and the judiciary, the erosion of norms and playing "constitutional hardball," the expansion and limits of presidential power following the Trump administration, and aspects of impeachment 2.0.

* This special edition of LawCats Live will not be recorded so be sure to tune in and join us live!

A Conversation on Corporate Governance with Bob Mundheim and Michele Coleman Mayes














Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Join Arizona Law Professor Bob Mundheim and Michele Coleman Mayes for an encore edition of their talk as part of the popular College of Law Mundheim Speaker Series on Corporate Governance. They will offer exceptional insight into corporate governance issues and the larger legal environment in which businesses operate. This conversation will focus especially on diversity and inclusion. Dean Marc Miller will welcome the event and lead the audience Q&A.

Ownership of intellectual property between employers and their employees: How COVID-19 and a remote workforce could change the landscape.














June 22, 2021

Does your employer own your murder podcast? Join us for a conversation with Arizona Law’s Professor Diana Simon, who will provide an overview of who owns intellectual property when the creator of a work is also an employee, how courts evaluate the scope of employment in such situations, how COVID-19 and an increasingly remote workforce may impact the traditional analysis, and the implications for employers and creators alike.

This lively discussion will be moderated by Arizona Law’s Professor Susie Salmon.

New Tools to Communicate the Fundamentals of Health Information Technology (HIT)














Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Join Professors Tara Sklar and Chase Millea and special guest attorney Tony Caldwell (’15) as they highlight the College of Law’s Fall 2021 course in Health Information Technology, which leverages various learning tools to improve information delivery and understanding, including studio-produced video lectures, enhanced creative tools for students to communicate virtually, and a podcast.

Using some of the creative tools from the course, this webinar will provide an overview of HIT Fundamentals, including an introduction to key HIT stakeholders (e.g. government, providers, payors, vendors), the rules of the game (e.g. HIPAA, CMS Rules, state confidentiality laws), and how to think through a software as a service (SaaS) agreement that relates to identifiable health information.

Collaborating to build the Policy Infrastructure for Indian Country

Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, 12:15 p.m. 

Join Arizona Law's Regent Professor Rebecca Tsosie and Indigenous law and policy fellow Darrah Blackwater ('20) as they discuss Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program's Policy Initiative and ways in which grassroots leadership and advocacy at the community level can inform federal policy.

During this lively discussion they will focus on spectrum sovereignty, broadband infrastructure in Indian Country, digital inclusion, environmental and climate resilience, as well as the comparative research being done across borders on Indigenous health, education and sustainable economies.

State of the College

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 

Join Dean Marc Miller in conversation with Megan O'Leary, Senior Director of the Arizona Law Alumni & Development Office, as they reflect on the last year, and look ahead at the year to come. They will take plenty of questions from the audience. Please note this will not be a recorded event.

Have a topic you would like to suggest for a future LawCats Live? Fill out the form with your ideas for a topic and The Alumni & Development Office will be in touch.