The COVID-19 Crisis and Its Implications for U.S. Regulatory Law

Regulatory Responses to COVID-19: The U.S. and the World
4:00pm - 5:00pm

The global coronavirus pandemic has created many challenges for legal and regulatory authorities in the United States. One challenge has arisen from the federal structure of the U.S. government, according to which national and state governments possessing distinct regulatory authority. Although states traditionally have assumed primary authority over public health conditions within their borders, how do they proceed to address a problem that transcends those borders in the absence of strong coordination from the national government? Another challenge has arisen from what can at times be a controversial relationship between government and individual liberty. How does the United States ensure compliance with basic public health precautions, such as distancing, sheltering, and the wearing of protective masks, when some segments of the population claim that these measures infringe on their personal or economic liberty?

Register here. The event is free of charge and open to the public. It will be recorded.

These are just a few of the questions and issues that this panel will explore in a robust dialogue about how the United States has fared in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Participants in the panel have all contributed to an extensive series of global essays on legal and regulatory responses to the COVID crisis published earlier this spring and summer in the Penn Program on Regulation’s daily publication, The Regulatory Review.

Allison Hoffman, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Robert Glicksman, J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, The George Washington University Law School

Alejandro Camacho, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, The University of California, Irvine School of Law

Richard Parker, Professor of Law, The University of Connecticut School of Law

Moderated by:
Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science; Director, Penn Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania

This program has been approved for 1.0 substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should make a payment via the online registration link in the amount of $40.00 ($20.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys).