Ranked 30th in the nation in scholarly impact and ninth in health law, the Case Western Reserve University School of Law faculty are regularly cited by media outlets seeking legal analysis of the day’s most pressing health law topics.
Now, as the coronavirus impacts nearly every aspect of our lives and raises new legal and ethical questions about the responsibilities of individuals and government, our professors have been featured in multiple media outlets exploring the emerging issues of the nation’s response to the pandemic.
- Jessica Berg, co-dean of CWRU Law, discussed “The Ethics of Wearing (or Not Wearing) a Face Mask During the Coronavirus Pandemic” in Time Magazine.
- Professor Max Mehlman, director of the Law-Medicine Center, examined the history of rationing life-saving care in the Columbus Dispatch.
- Professor Sharona Hoffman, co-director of the Law-Med Center, discussed ways business colleagues can help each other with the mental stress of the pandemic in the Wall Street Journal and examined how the coronavirus outbreak will lead to more drug shortages in Forbes.
- Associate Dean Jessie Hill discussed the legal battle to prevent the closure of Ohio’s abortion clinics after the governor declared abortion to be a non-essential elective surgical procedure in an NPR interview.
- Professor Katherine Van Tassel, former Dean of San Francisco Law School, has opined on the legality of travel restrictions and the legality of firing workers who self-quarantine in Cleveland.com, as well as discussing how masks can save lives while protecting the economy in an interview on NPR’s Sound of Ideas.