University of Arizona Law Launches COVID-19 & Law Coalition as Resource During Pandemic

July 6, 2020

In response to the legal and policy issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, University of Arizona Law has created the COVID-19 and Law Coalition to mobilize faculty and staff expertise and research.

The COVID-19 and Law Coalition consists of Arizona Law faculty and staff collaborating across different areas of law expertise, coordinating resources, partnering with other disciplines to answer COVID-related questions, participating in university, state and national task forces, and otherwise lending their expertise where needed.

“We formed the COVID-19 and Law Coalition because law is central to most, if not all, the pressing challenges posed by the pandemic,” said Professor Andrew Coan, who co-chairs the coalition with Professor and Dean Emerita Toni Massaro and Associate Dean and Law Library Director Teresa Miguel-Stearns.

Many University of Arizona Law faculty members were already engaged in research projects that address issues now being highlighted by COVID-19, while others have launched new work in response to the pandemic.

COVID-19 & Law Coalition member projects include:

Additionally, the COVID-19 & Law Coalition distributes a weekly bulletin to Arizona Law faculty and staff with resources and upcoming events relating to COVID-19. The team also launched the LawCat Collaborative, a virtual suggestion box for questions, comments and ideas for the various coalition working groups.

Learn more about the COVID-19 and Law Coalition projects and collaboration opportunities.