COVID-19 Legal Coverage and Perspectives from UC Hastings Law
A California Bar Exam Like None Before It
Today we speak with class of 2020 alums Cindy Muro and Shandyn Pierce about their experiences transitioning to online learning and sheltering in place during their last semester of law school, and the unique challenge of taking the California State Bar exam during the pandemic.
Cindy Muro is a post-bar clerk representing indigent clients in the Santa Clara County Alternate Defender Office.
And Shandyn Pierce is an associate at Meyers Nave, a law firm that handles transaction, litigation and regulatory compliance challenges for clients across California.
Both Cindy and Shandyn were in the Legal Education Opportunity Program and both are the first in their families to become lawyers.
How the Center for WorkLife Law Stands with and for Working Mothers
Today, we welcome back Professor Joan Williams, founder of the Center for WorkLife Law, to discuss the impacts of the pandemic on working mothers and caregivers and what has happened since our original conversation.
How COVID-19 in California Prisons Still Affects You
Today, we speak with Professor Hadar Aviram to learn the latest developments in the fight to stem the outbreak of COVID-19 in California prisons, which have become hotspots for community transmission. She advocates for substantially reducing prison populations—including by early release.
Rebuilding Trust in the FDA and the CDC
Today, we speak with Professor Dorit Reiss about waning public confidence in the FDA and the CDC—agencies crucial to managing the pandemic.
Increasingly, Professor Reiss focuses her research on legal and policy issues related to vaccines, school mandates, and tort and administrative issues related to vaccines.
Overview of the Perkins Coie Estate Planning for Front-Line Health Care Workers Clinic
In this episode, we speak with Perkins Coie attorneys Paula Goodwin and Jody Bryson about their pro bono project to provide estate planning to the health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.
Paula Goodwin is an alumna of UC Hastings Law and a Partner in Perkins Coie’s Personal Planning Group. She recently served as the pro bono chair of the firm’s San Francisco office.
Jody Bryson is an associate in Perkins Coie’s Personal Planning Group. She provides legal counseling and guidance in the areas of estate, tax and gift planning.
How the Pandemic and Racism Collide
Today we speak with Professor Sarah Hooper about why communities of color are hospitalized and dying at disproportionately higher rates and what we can do to mitigate this serious issue.
Professor Hooper is Executive Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy. Her research focuses on legal issues in aging and dementia care, including health care decision making and informed consent.