University of Arizona Law Experts Weigh in on COVID-19 News

April 22, 2020

University of Arizona Law faculty have provided their expert insight during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent media coverage includes: 

In a post-pandemic global economy, expect only the fittest to survive – and emerge stronger than ever 
South China Morning Post 
April 21, 2020 
Professor Emeritus David Gantz co-authors an opinion piece on post-pandemic economies around the world 

Federal law says coronavirus testing should be covered, but patients are still being asked to pay 
Arizona Daily Star  
April 19, 2020 
Health Law professor Tara Sklar weighs in on coverage for COVID-19 testing.  

For undocumented, virus may bring greater costs, greater medical risks 
The Arizona Republic 
April 18, 2020 
Professor Shefali Milczarek-Desai talks is quoted on how the effects from COVID-19 have affected agricultural and service industries workers, who are disproportionately undocumented. 

'Recipe for chaos': Lack of federal screening plan may delay return to normal 
Univision (Spanish) 
April 18, 2020 
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation Christopher Robertson says COVID-19 tests and checks on a massive scale cannot be executed by states without help from the federal government. 

As Courts Go Remote, Law Schools' Tech Development Looks to Fill the Gaps 
April 15, 2020 
Professor Stacy Butler explains how the Innovation for Justice program revised Hello Landlord to generate COVID-19-specific letters for tenants that cite the federal stimulus when explaining an anticipated late payment to landlords. 

Vice News Tonight 
April 15, 2020 
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation Christopher Robertson talks explains the importance of appropriate home diagnostic testing for COVID-19. 

Can’t pay rent because of the coronavirus? This site will help you explain your rights to your landlord 
Fast Company 
April 9, 2020 
Under the CARES Act, some renters are protected from evictions. Hello Landlord, a tool developed by students in Arizona Law's Innovation for Justice program and BYU Law’s LawXLab, can help tenants explain those rights to their landlords. 

Scientists weigh in on coronavirus drugs: What we know, what we don't 
CBS News 
April 8, 2020 
Arizona Law professor Christopher Robertson and Eller professor Keith Joiner write that as public officials and scientists rush to innovate for COVID-19 drugs, sound science is still essential. 

Commentary: Without Obamacare, the COVID-19 crisis would be far worse 
Chicago Tribune 
April 1, 2020  
Professor Christopher Robertson co-authored an opinion piece in the on how the efforts of the Affordable Care Act affect the COVID-19 pandemic.