School of Law Response to COVID-19
Saint Louis University School of Law faculty, staff and students are called to action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways. As the world and our community comes to grips with the new reality, the SLU LAW faculty have lent their expertise across the region, with the media and our local government. Their scholarship continues to provide guidance in a time of uncertainty.
Professor, Center for Health Law Studies
Expert in public health and quarantine procedure
Professor Gatter and Professor Ana Santos Rutschman wrote an opinion piece for the St. Louis Post Dispatch on quarantine policies.
Professor Gatter presented "Are Coronavirus Restrictions Constitutional?" at the Isolated by Law Symposium held by Wake Forest Law.
Professor Gatter was quoted in the following articles:
Why aren’t southwestern Illinois officials releasing more about coronavirus patients?, Belleville News Democrat.
'We Want To Have People On The Record': SLU Pandemic Researcher On Quarantine Procedure, St. Louis Public Radio.
African Americans More Likely To Contract Coronavirus In St. Louis County, St. Louis Public Radio.
Newest Twist in Racial Profiling: ‘Wearing a Mask While Black’, The Crime Report
COVID-19, Mask Requirements, and Racial Discrimination, The Harvard Law Blog
Ana Santos Rutschman
Assistant Professor, Center for Health Law Studies
Expert in food and drug law, emerging health care innovations and patent law
In February 2020, Professor Rutschman and Tim Wiemken, Ph.D., associate professor from SLUCOR, began the “Immunization Science and Policy Partnership at Saint Louis University.” Funded through a Spark Microgrant from the SLU Research Institute, the partnership aims to bring together experts working on topics at the intersection of vaccine science and policy.
Rutschman and Wiemken joined Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., professor of public health, to study the effects of social distancing on the spread of COVID-19. Rutschman was interviewed by KMOV and KSDK to discuss their findings.
Professors Rutchman and Gatter wrote a piece for Protego Press offering initial analysis of the coronavirus lawsuits in the United States against China and the World Health Organization.
Other articles with Professor Rutschman:
Mapping Misinformation in the Coronavirus Outbreak, Healthaffairs.org, written by Professor Rutschman
In one week, Missouri saw a 600% jump in coronavirus cases — the largest increase in the country, St. Louis Post Dispatch
Missouri attorney general sues China over coronavirus pandemic, St. Louis Post Dispatch
The life or death question: who gets the Covid-19 vaccine?, South China Morning Post
Johnson & Johnson says it has 'promising' vaccine candidate for coronavirus, The Washington Times
Expert in tax and taxation
Verify: No, the stimulus check won't be deducted from your tax refund next year, KSDK NBC News, Channel 5
What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Stimulus Checks, St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis To Deny Earnings Tax Refunds To Remote Workers, St. Louis Public Radio
Expert in constitutional law and First Amendment rights
Changing the rules in the middle of a pandemic, St. Louis Post Dispatch
Texas Is the Next Major Battleground Over Pandemic Voting Rights, Slate, co-authored with 2L Kristen Spina
Dean and professor emeritus
Expert in constitutional law
'We're Going To Be Sacrificing Some Of Them At This Time': Constitutional Rights And COVID-19, St. Louis Public Radio
From home, Missouri Supreme Court justices hear arguments in Lamar Johnson case, KMOV CBS News, Channel 4
Behind coronavirus lockdown protests, questions of whom to trust. Christian Science Monitor
Supreme Court to consider voting during pandemic, Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity
Expert in health care regulation, race, justice and health
Beyond COVID-19 Data: What Can St. Louis Do To Bring About Health Care Equity?, St. Louis Public Radio
Professor and associate dean for academic affairs
Expert in employment law and employment discrimination
Police, Fire Departments In St. Louis Region Work To Keep Themselves Safe During Pandemic, St. Louis Public Radio
Callis Family Professor of Law; Co-Director, William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law
Expert in employment and labor law
Unfair Choices: Can Workers Refuse to Return If Their Workplaces Are Unsafe?, ACS Blogs, Expert Forum, Law and Policy Analysis
Jane and Bruce Robert Professor of Law
Expert in health law and access to health care
COVID Law Briefing, Medicaid and the ACA, This Week in Health Law podcast
Expert in family law
Coronavirus in St. Louis: Answering Your Questions About Stay-At-Home Orders, St. Louis Public Radio (addressing custody issues)
Expert in taxation and transactional drafting
Letter: Missouri must legislate to collect online tax revenue, St. Louis Post Dispatch (co-written by 2L Hannah Meehan)
Dean and professor of law
Expert in international business transactions and international law
International Contract Law: Force Majeure and the COVID-19 Pandemic, Law Professors Blog Network
Lillie Myers Professor of Law
Expert in constitutional law and criminal procedures
Lifting restrictions when the coronavirus pandemic is over, The Charlie Brennan Show with Amy Marxkors, KMOX 1120 AM
2L, Advocating for the homeless