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

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.

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