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WCL Faculty Speaks - Addressing key legal and policy issues impacted by the COVID-19 crisis

WCL Faculty Speaks

ѿý Washington College of Law has launched the “WCL Faculty Speaks” webinar series to address key legal and policy issues facing the nation and world today. The series of live webinars feature interviews and panel presentations with our world renowned Washington College of Law legal experts.

“Our faculty includes prominent scholars in a wide range of legal specialties,” said Professor Jonas Anderson, associate dean for scholarship at AUWCL. “Through ‘WCL Faculty Speaks’ we aim to share our experiences, analyze present legal issues – from national and international viewpoints – and provide context that will help attorneys, law students, and anyone interested in how the world is changing to expand their knowledge. This is news you can use about the COVID-19 pandemic, local, state, and international health policies, criminal justice, national security, human rights, immigration, and other diverse areas of legal practice that impact the way people live.”

Past Webinars

Claudio Grossman, Fernanda Nicola, Macarena Saez, and Robert Goldman

States of Emergency in International Law and the Current Pandemic

On Wednesday, May 20, International Law Professors Robert Goldman, Fernanda Nicola, Claudio Grossman, and Macarena Saez addressed the global impact of COVID-19 during “WCL Faculty Speaks: States of Emergency in International Law and the Current Pandemic

Professor Lindsay Wiley

COVID-19 and Public Health Law

On Thursday, June 11,  Professor Lindsay Wiley, director of the AUWCL Health Law and Policy Program, addressed the legal and policy impacts of the global pandemic during “WCL Faculty Speaks: COVID-19 and Public Health Law.”

Professor Lindsay Wiley

Migration Law and Policy during the covid-19 pandemic

On Monday, June 29,  Professor and Associate Dean for Experiential Education Jayesh Rathod, Professor Janie Chuang, and Assistant Professor Anita Sinha addressed the current impacts on immigration during "WCL Faculty Speaks: Migration Law and Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic."

Professor Lindsay Wiley

Virtual Currency: Emerging Legal and Regulatory Framework Under the Banking, Commercial and Securities Laws

On Monday, Oct. 5, Professors Heather Hughes and Hilary J. Allen addressed the legal and regulatory frameworks of virtual currency during a discussion moderated by Associate Director of the Business Law Program and Adjunct Professor V. Gerard Comizio.

Additional Webinars

Fernando Laguarda, Brenda Smith, Cynthia Jones, and Roy Austin

Program on Law and Government Hosts Virtual Panel on Criminal Justice Policy and Reform

On June 23, ѿý Washington College of Law’s Program on Law and Government presented “Defund the Police? Mapping a Reform Agenda,” discussing the ways in which criminal justice reform can be obtained.

AUWCL Alumni Webinar Speakers

Practice and Career Trends in Finance, Insurance, and M&A Sectors During COVID-19

The WCL Alumni Webinar Series, hosted by Director of Alumni Professional Development Matthew Pascocello, features WCL alumni and outside expert speakers. This installment discusses how the finance, insurance, and M&A sectors have been impacted by the global pandemic.

View past WCL Alumni Webinars

Citizenship and Suffrage: Race, Citizenship, and Women's Right to Vote on the 19th Amendment's Centennial

Citizenship and Suffrage: Race, Citizenship, and Women's Right to Vote on the 19th Amendment's Centennial

On Oct. 6, ѿý Washington College of Law hosted a panel discussion that described how citizenship-stripping laws barred women who married noncitizens, as well as women of color generally, from exercising their right to vote even after the 19th Amendment was ratified. Professor Amanda Frost moderated the event.