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Continuity of Services: COVID-19

This guide covers: HUSL Library services, student and faculty resources, and coping with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Law in the Time of COVID-19

Law in the Time of COVID-19

PUBLICATION: 

Law in the time of COVID-19 by Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School

COURSE: 

Law in the Time of COVID-19 is a 2-credit course for University of Washington Law students with publicly available content.  Because of public interest and the importance of this topic, the instructors are providing reading and listening assignment access to the public as the course progresses.  

Special COVID-19 issue of Medicine and Law: HeinOnline is pleased to offer this special COVID-19 issue of Medicine and Law FREE to all non-journal subscribers.

Legal Resources

CRS

The Congressional Research Services team has put together some COVID-19 resources including a Constitutional Considerations of Remote Voting in Congress (April 14, 2020), Background and State and Local Allocations of the CARES Act (April 14, 2020), and a dynamic webpage including a number of resources organized by topic (e.g., global issues, public health, economic impact, executive branch response, congressional response, legal analysis).  

 

FASTCASE

In light of the COVID-19 epidemic Fastcase has created a COVID-19 resource hub, bringing together free legislative and government updates and COVID-19 content across leading news media sources.  Included in these resources are a series of webinars responding to ongoing developments.

  • COVID-19 During Litigation: A Brief Tour of What is Happening Across Jurisdictions in the US
  • Paying the Pandemic Piper: Managing Law School Debt in the Age of Coronavirus
  • Who really CARES?  A Primer on COVID-19 Debt Relief Legislation   

 

PROQUEST

The Coronavirus Research Database has been automatically enabled at no cost for all ProQuest platform customers.  This cross-disciplinary resource enables researchers to search and discover full-text articles, dissertations and other content from a variety of publishers.  More information about the database is available here along with a brief Q&A here.

 

WOLTERS KLUWER

Wolters Kluwer has made a new COVID-19 Smart Chart Tool freely available to help users locate and compare laws across multiple jurisdictions.  Content includes federal and state laws, regulations, and executive orders which are organized topically across subject areas (e.g., education, banking & finance, labor & employment, health & infectious disease, tax, securities, small business administration).  More information about the tool and its features can be found here.    

 

SIXFIFTY

This organization is made up of lawyers and engineers committed to making the law easier to navigate through technology.  In response to COVID-19, they have partnered with Wilson Sonsi in order to create free tools to help organizations rapidly develop policies and gather information from their workforce.  Users must register in order to access these tools.

 

LEXIS ADVANCE

Subscribers of Lexis Advance may access their Complimentary COVID-19 Resources, including a kit for practical guidance in emerging issues, state and federal executive order, legislation, and regulation tracking, closures and restrictions, and SEC disclosure guidance and compliance management.

Associations Organizing and Sharing Domestic Responses

ASSOCIATION OF STATE AND TERRITORIAL HEALTH OFFICIALS

This website provides state-by-state tracking of guidance related to testing prioritization, elective medical procedures, and other public health policies related to COVID-19.  They created a hub to share mapped data from members, which is updated as new information becomes available.

 

INSTITUTE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

The mission of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice (IIPSJ) is to pursue the social justice obligations of intellectual property protection by promoting core principles of access, inclusion, and empowerment.  HUSL Professor Lateef Mtima is the Founder and Director of IIPSJ.  In these challenging times, IIPSJ is focusing on IP and social justice issues that arise during the COVID-19 crisis, more information is provided here. The IIPSJ website covers IP social justice advocacy, IIPSJ programs, and includes a rich collection of resources.

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY UTILITY COMMISSIONERS

NARUC, NRRI, EEI, and other industry groups coordinated to provide a State Response Tracker tool for COVID-19.  The tracker is updated regularly as additional information becomes available.

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES

NCSL represents the legislatures in the states, territories and commonwealths of the United States.  Its mission is to foster interstate cooperation and facilitate the exchange of information among legislatures.  Their website collects coronavirus-related state legislation (e.g., state action addressing challenges faced by first responders).

  

NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION

This website provides current information on the status of COVID-19 in the US and abroad, the actions states have taken to address it, and the latest efforts at the federal level.  State-by-state responses and communications are highlighted here.  They are updated regularly, and organized alphabetically by state.

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES

This website compiles information to help provide local leaders with the necessary tools and resources to ensure cities, towns, and villages are well equipped to navigate the current outbreak.  Their website provides links to federal policy updates, resources and best practices.

 

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