Spring Colloquium Series
Public Health Emergency Powers to Support Social Distancing & Use of Face Masks
The History of the MSEHPA: Lessons for Post-2020 Reform Efforts
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Professor Lindsay Wiley interviews Professor Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University and Professor Gene Matthews of University of North Carolina about the history of the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA) and lessons they draw from that effort that might be applied to the coming decade of public health emergency reforms.
Separation of Powers in a Public Health Emergency: The Role of the Courts and State Legislatures and the Process for Developing a New Model State Statute
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Professor Lindsay Wiley interviews Professor Wendy Parmet of Northeastern University about the ensuring meaning of Jacobson v. Massachusetts, the role of courts and state legislatures in a public health emergency, and the process currently underway to explore whether a new model statute should be developed in light of lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.