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China, Climate Change, Credibility: Why It’s (Finally) Time for the US to Join the Law of the Sea Convention

Friday 9/24/2021

With the world’s most powerful Navy and largest exclusive economic zone (EEZ), the United States is arguably the leading maritime nation. Yet the United States has failed to join the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the “Constitution of the Oceans” that codifies key principles for freedom of navigation, rule of law, and environmental issues for more than 70 percent of the earth. Since it opened for signature in 1982, a vocal minority of strident senators have thwarted U.S. ratification ...

Mark P. Nevitt

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

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