2021 Spring Symposium Series

The Wayne Law Review is holding its 2021 Spring Symposium Series focusing on legal issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Panel – Thursday, April 8 at 12 PM
This panel will focus on possible changes to public policy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel discussion will be moderated by Tyson Benson, attorney at Vivacqua Crane.
“Presidential Records Act Update” will be presented by Kimberly Breedon, professor, Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law.
“Lessons on Liability from Zika, Ebola, an H1N1” will be presented by Chad Marzen, professor, Florida State College of Business.
“Making Opioid Pandemic Policies Permanent” will be presented by Laura Stanley, senior policy analyst, GWU Regulatory Studies Center.
Here is the link for registration: https://events.wayne.edu/2021/04/08/wayne-law-review-spring-symposium-policy-panel-89038/

Second Panel – Friday, April 16 at 12 PM
This panel focuses on the interaction between federalism, state emergency management laws, and the COVID-19 Pandemic. This panel discussion will be moderated by Tom Leonard, former Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives and partner at Plunket Cooney leading the Government Relations, Public Policy, and Regulatory Practice Group.

Panelists include:
Ilan Wurman, associate professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Wurman teaches administrative law and constitutional law. He writes on administrative law, separation of powers and constitutionalism.
Patrick Wright, vice president of legal affairs, The Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Aside from directly representing clients, Wright has filed numerous amicus briefs, including many to the United States Supreme Court. Recently, the Mackinac Center was involved with the Grand Health v. Whitmer litigation.
Bill Myers, associate professor, University of Tampa, and/or Davia Downey, associate professor, Grand Valley State University. Myers and Downey have been working on some comparative studies between the U.S. and Australian responses to COVID-19 and the influence federalism has had on those policies
Here is the link for registration: https://events.wayne.edu/2021/04/16/wayne-law-review-spring-symposium-covid-19-and-federalism-panel-89039/