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Covid-19 and The Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Involving more than 40 experts from our faculty, clinics, and research programs, we will host a weekly virtual discussion series with faculty experts who will share their expertise in topics ranging from public health and drug development to criminal justice, from social safety nets to finance, from issues involving race, gender, and disability to questions involving immigration and international relations, and from regulation of farms and meat-packing plants to election law. This Colloquium will take place from 12pm – 1pm each Wednesday starting Sept. 9; the live sessions are open only to members of our community – you will need a Harvard email account – and will include opportunities for you to participate with questions and comments, before recordings are posted and shared more broadly.

The topics and participating speakers are listed on our blog; you are invited to come to any and all discussions.

Please register for each session as soon as you know you can attend so we can address a potential limit on the numbers who can join:

We will post the recordings of our colloquium sessions on the COVID-19 and the Law Blog which will also provide: readings and resources on each topic; blog posts by students, faculty, and other experts; and opportunities for volunteering your time and talents. You can find the blog at and we encourage you to check back as it is updated regularly.

Besides the illnesses and deaths, and deep human suffering unleashed by the pandemic, there are major consequences for every aspect of society; a wise person described the pandemic as shining a powerful spotlight on what works and does not work well in our institutions and laws. Please consider joining us as we examine what needs to change, how the law is evolving to address this moment, and what other legal tools can help.

We hope you join us—for one, some or all of the sessions.

Above all, stay safe, sane, and welcome! Best wishes on the upcoming semester,

Martha Minow
300th Anniversary University Professor
Harvard University

Emily Broad Leib
Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Food Law and Policy Clinic of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation


September 9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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