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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Public Health, Mitigation, and Governmental Responses: Federal, State, and Local

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 31 min), 5 readings
3 videos
Public Health Emergencies and the Government's Police Power6m
Confronting Public Health Emergencies, an Interview with Lindsay Wiley22m
5 readings
Primer on the State Police Power5m
Public Health Cases5m
Speaker Bio: Professor Lindsay Wiley2m
Timeline of State-Imposed Restrictions5m
Government Executive Orders20m
1 hour to complete

COVID-19 Regulation and Civil Liberties

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 43 min), 2 readings
3 videos
Civil Liberties, Part 1, an Interview with JP Schnapper-Casteras16m
Civil Liberties, Part 2, an Interview with JP Schnapper-Casteras19m
2 readings
Government Regulations & Civil Liberties2m
Speaker Bio: JP Schnapper-Casteras2m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

COVID-19 Regulation and Civil Liberties, Continued

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 93 min), 4 readings
6 videos
Reflections on the Right to Assembly and Religious Worship, an Interview with Eugene Volokh28m
Due Process and Focused Regulation/Enforcement5m
Voting Rights and COVID-19, an Interview with JP Schnapper-Casteras19m
Which Branch of Government Should Tackle the COVID-19 Crisis?1m
Surveillance, Privacy, and Data: Emerging Legal Issues, an Interview with Matthew Kugler27m
4 readings
Intro2m
Speaker Bio: Eugene Volokh2m
Optional: COVID-19 Civil Liberties Cases
Speaker Bio: Matthew Kugler2m
1 hour to complete

Legal Issues in the Public Health Ecosystem

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 17 min), 4 readings
4 readings
Speaker Bio: Andrea Lee2m
Legal Liability for Health Care Providers10m
FDA Drug Approval Process10m
"NIH to Launch Public-Private Partnership to Speed COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Options"5m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Legal Duties and Liability

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 64 min), 6 readings
5 videos
Overview of Tort Liability3m
Liability to Individuals and Employees, an Interview with Daniel Hemel27m
Employee Protection & Health Risks2m
Employment Rights & Responsibilities, an Interview with Orly Lobel10m
6 readings
Force Majeure Clauses15m
Speaker Bio: Bruce Markell2m
Tort Liability20m
Speaker Bio: Daniel Hemel2m
U.S. Employment Law & COVID-1920m
Speaker Bio: Orly Lobel2m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Criminal Justice and Society's Most Vulnerable

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings
4 videos
COVID-19 and Society's Most Vulnerable6m
Criminal Justice Issues in the COVID-19 Era, an Interview with Meredith Rountree23m
Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19 Related Policies3m
2 readings
Speaker Bio: Meredith Rountree2m
Criminal Justice Issues45m

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  • “What is a Teach-Out?

    Teach-Outs bring together people from around the world to learn about and address important topics in society. They are free and open online learning events where you’ll hear from diverse experts, discuss and connect with other participants, and consider actions you can take in your own community. 

    The Backstory

    The Teach-Out series is inspired by historic Teach-Ins of the 1960s and 70s, where people came to learn together and discuss important problems with the goal of creating change. The first Teach-in was in March 1965. Rather than walking out of class for sit-ins (a form of protest), University of Michigan faculty held “Teach-Ins” where people discussed the Vietnam War draft for one full day and through the night.

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