University of Arizona Law Faculty Provide Insight in COVID-19 News

June 10, 2020

University of Arizona Law faculty continue to share their expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent media coverage includes:  

Nearly 600 facing eviction in Pima County as hearings proceed despite pandemic 
Arizona Public Media 
June 2, 2020 
Professor Stacy Butler, director of the Innovation for Justice Program, quoted on the lasting financial harms of eviction judgements. 

Eviction hearings resuming in Tucson amid calls for more renter assistance 
Arizona Daily Star 
May 30, 2020 
Eviction hearings in Pima County resumed, ending a reprieve brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Professor Stacy Butler’s request to Gov. Doug Ducey’s office to amend the order is quoted.  

Coronavirus Tracing Apps Are Being Tested Around the World, But Will Concerts Get Onboard? 
May 28, 2020 
Professor and privacy expert Jane Bambauer weighs in on the use of health data-tracking apps for concerts in the age of COVID-19. 

UA Law Prof: The other front line: Immigrant workers, nursing homes and COVID-19 
Arizona Daily Star 
May 24, 2020 
Professor Shefali Milczarek-Desai, director of the Workers’ Rights Clinic at Arizona Law, writes an opinion piece on immigrant workers working in nursing facilities during the pandemic.  

ODR & COVID-19: Guest post from Prof. Stacy Butler 
May 21, 2020 
Professor Stacy Butler writes about what the COVID-19 pandemic might mean for online dispute resolution. 

Masks and temperature checks among precautions employers taking to address liabilities 
Arizona Public Media, Arizona 360  
May 15, 2020 
Health law and policy expert Tara Sklar explains what employers can legally require. 

Slowing the spread, businesses reopen, pandemic’s economic impact 
Arizona Public Media, Arizona 360 
May 15, 2020 
Professor Sklar explains on Arizona 360 what employers can legally require as they take new precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Lawmakers request investigation into Pima County’s new restaurant regulations 
May 15, 2020 
Professor Milczarek-Desai weighs in on new guidelines from Pima County 
How to Defend Yourself from COVID-19 Myths and Lies 
May 11, 2020 
Professor Jane Bambauer, who is studying why the COVID-19 crisis is particularly suited to breeding bad information, discusses how the pandemic has overwhelmed the coping mechanisms of entire countries, leaving individuals struggling with what information to believe.   

Why You Shouldn't Trust Memes About Coronavirus 
April 29, 2020 
Professor Jane Bambauer and other University of Arizona experts discuss ways to cope with conspiracy theories, disinformation and false news surrounding COVID-19. 

Internet Speech Will Never Go Back to Normal 
The Atlantic  
April 25, 2020 
Professor Andrew Keane Woods co-authors an opinion piece with Harvard Law School professor Jack Goldsmith on the debate over freedom versus control of the global network. 

The Techlash Adapts to Life In a Pandemic 
April 24, 2020 
Professor Barak Orbach discusses how a proposed moratorium on most mergers reflects continued concern about Silicon Valley’s power.