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Law and the Coronavirus

Aug. 1, 2020

It's been a chaotic few months since the world shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, many of us have been working remotely. There have been state stay-at-home orders, mask mandates, social distancing guidelines, and more.


UToledo COVID-19 Response

The college is following University guidelines for reopening this fall. Our college plans may change depending on the course of the virus. Visit the UToledo website for the latest information on the University's response to the coronavirus.


COVID-19 Legal Issues Forum

Starting in April 2020, the college launched the virtual COVID-19 Legal Issues Forum series to discuss how the public health crisis is impacting specific practice areas. To date, sessions have covered topics like business, health care, courts, public service, entertainment, and sports law. New topics will continue to be added. Recordings are available to watch on-demand.


Faculty in the News

As experts in their fields, Toledo Law faculty frequently comment on recent news. Below is an outline of local and national news articles and tv broadcasts since March 2020.

"Ford took $6B government loan in 2009 — and debt still haunts company"
Detroit Free Press, Expert: Kara Bruce
July 29, 2020

"Rage unmasked: How a piece of cloth has America going mad"
Detroit Free Press, Expert: Lee Strang
July 22, 2020

"Columbus police union contract might limit reforms"
The Columbus Dispatch, Expert: Joe Slater
July 19, 2020

"What's the difference between a law, a statute, a rule, an order and a mandate?"
WTOL 11, Expert: Evan Zoldan
July 16, 2020

"MAC schools have case in canceled Big Ten contracts, experts say"
The Blade, Expert: Geoff Rapp
July 14, 2020

"UToledo law professor discusses impact of police union contract reform"
WTOL 11, Expert: Joe Slater
June 24, 2020

"How the FMLA applies to your small business"
business.com, Expert: Joe Slater
June 22, 2020

"It's time for a third Reconstruction"
The Hill, Author: Rebecca Zietlow
June 17, 2020

"Toledo LGBTQ community reacts to historic Supreme Court decision"
NBC 24, Expert: Rob Salem
June 15, 2020

"SCOTUS decision one good step forward, local advocates say"
WTOL 11, Expert: Rob Salem
June 15, 2020

"Panelists in virtual town hall discuss race"
The Blade, Expert: RaShya Ghee
June 12, 2020

"More worker endangerment: Pernicious COVID-19 contractual waivers"
JURIST, Author: Ben Davis
June 2, 2020

"Pandemic brings the Power of Attorney to forefront of estate planning"
Chicago Tribune, Expert: Eric Chaffee
June 1, 2020

"Return to work: Can my business be held liable for COVID-19?"
Workest, Expert: Joe Slater
June 1, 2020

"An open letter to the Congressional leadership on COVID-19 limited liability for universities"
JURIST, Author: Ben Davis
June 1, 2020

"How COVID-19 human endangerment might be approached as a domestic crime or an international crime against humanity"
JURIST, Author: Ben Davis
May 20, 2020

"Is mandating masks constitutionally protected in Ohio?"
WTOL 11, Expert: Lee Strang
May 20, 2020

"Are workplace temperature checks legal? Experts weigh in"
Best Life, Expert: Joe Slater
May 15, 2020

"Union and management cooperation needed to reopen American pro sports"
UToledo News, Expert: Geoff Rapp
May 12, 2020

"In excluding houses of worship, DeWine sidesteps constitutionality questions"
The Blade, Expert: Lee Strang
April 26, 2020

No market solution for Black death: COVID-19 guidelines as crime"
JURIST, Author: Ben Davis
April 18, 2020

"Experts: Increase in bankruptcies likely as pandemic continues"
The Blade, Expert: Kara Bruce
April 2, 2020

"Coronavirus and the Constitution with Professor Rebecca Zietlow"
We've Got Issues, Girl Podcast, Expert: Rebecca Zietlow
March 31, 2020

Timing of the bar exam - a billion dollar issue in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond"
National Jurist, Author: Ben Barros
March 30, 2020

"Coronavirus: College courses move online, challenging Ohio’s professors, students"
The Columbus Dispatch, Expert: Kara Bruce
March 25, 2020

"Ohio election delay threatens democracy, rule of law"
USA Today, Expert: Rebecca Zietlow
March 18, 2020

"After unprecedented 24 hours, Ohio is first state to delay voting in presidential cycle"
The Blade, Expert: Lee Strang
March 17, 2020

"That $400 bottle of hand sanitizer is very hard to police"
Bloomberg Businessweek, Expert: Geoff Rapp
March 5, 2020

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Last Updated: 7/29/20