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Professor Peter Blanck Pens OpEd on Vaccines and Universities' Duty of Care

Monday 8/23/2021

Student immunisation and screening requirements existed for certain courses before the pandemic. COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for students in certain circumstances. They include those who enter premises that have government-driven mandatory vaccination requirements, such as restricted vulnerable facilities. Examples include hospitals, residential aged care, disability accommodation services and correctional centres.

Peter Blanck

Professor Doron Dorfman: Students with Disabilities Could Sue Their Schools to Require Masks

Thursday 8/19/2021

Could disability rights law offer a way to cut through the controversy—establishing a legal right for some students (and teachers) to receive the “accommodation” of being protected by masks in schools? We believe the answer is yes ...

Doron Dorfman

Professor Nina Kohn: Britney Spears’ Case Has Shown Why Guardianship Laws Need to Change

Thursday 8/19/2021

Around the world, fans of pop star Britney Spears celebrated her father’s announcement last week that he would resign as her conservator. This development is welcome news for Spears and her supporters, dubbed the #FreeBritney movement ...

Nina Kohn

Professor Doron Dorfman Publishes on Masks v. Disability Accommodations in JAMA Health Forum

Monday 8/9/2021

“Although these individuals may not have required any specific prepandemic disability accommodations, they may now find themselves inadequately protected in their workplace where mask requirements are legally banned ...”

Doron Dorfman

Professor David Driesen: Justices' FHFA Ruling Is Small Step in a Dangerous Direction

Tuesday 6/29/2021

In Collins v. Yellen, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated for-cause removal protection for the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. In doing so, it sidestepped statutory restrictions on lawsuits brought by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders and encouraged private parties to bring litigation aimed at weakening the independence of federal agencies ...

David Driesen

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