Media Advisory: UCI Law Presents "COVID-19 & The Law" -- A Virtual Public Lecture Series


IRVINE, Calif. (May 11, 2020) — The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) will host a virtual public lecture series titled, “COVID-19 & The Law.”   

WHAT: The series of webinars will feature UCI Law faculty, and Board of Visitors members as they explore critical legal issues that emerge from this global pandemic.

WHO & WHEN: Speakers, and the dates of their discussions, include the following:

  • “Quarantine and the Limits of Government Action”
    Presented by Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law
    Wednesday, May 13, 5:00-6:00 p.m
  • “The State of Current Healthcare Innovations to Combat COVID-19
    Presented by Hans Keirstead, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, AIVITA Biomedical; Board of Visitors, UCI Law
    Tuesday, May 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Please note: MCLE credit will not be available for this session
  • “Freedom of Expression, Disinformation & COVID-19”
    Presented by David Kaye, Clinical Professor of Law
    Wednesday, May 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • “Voting Rights & Election Integrity at the Time of COVID-19”
    Presented by Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science
    Thursday, June 4, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • “Lessons from the CARES Act: Banking for All in the Time of COVID-19”
    Presented by Mehrsa Baradaran, Professor of Law
    The week of June 15. More details to follow.
  • “Affordable Housing”
    Presented by Robert “Bob” Solomon, Clinical Professor of Law
    The week of June 22. More details to follow.

WHERE: This is a virtual public lecture series, events will be held via Zoom Webinar.

MORE: Each event is approved for 1.0 hour(s) of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California, except for the talk on Tuesday, May 19. UCI Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.

REGISTRATION: To RSVP for a webinar, please visit the UCI Law Calendar and register through the individual event pages. Zoom conference call-in details will be sent to registrants 24 hours in advance of each webinar. For more details, please email

Media Contact:

Mojgan Sherkat