Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 5 - 6 p.m.
UB Law in Focus: Examining Structural Racism
Redlining Today: How and Why Race Matters for Access to Wealth in Baltimore
When the federal government created color-coded maps in the 1930s, it defined areas desirable for investment using race and racial segregation as a criterion. Today, race is no longer a criterion, but the patterns of racially segregated investment and disinvestment set back then continue today. How do these patterns continue to racialize access to wealth and well-being in Baltimore? How can these patterns be broken, and does government have an obligation to take the lead? Is there a way to do so without gentrification and displacement? Prof. Cassandra Jones Havard, Prof. Audrey G. McFarlane, and Prof. Jaime F. Lee will address these issues.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 5 - 6 p.m.
Covid and the Workplace: How Does the Law Protect "Essential" Employees?
Terms like “essential” and “front-line” have become familiar during the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers in healthcare, the food supply chain, delivery services and transportation are at increased risk of infection just by going to work each day. What does the law require of employers when it comes to protecting and assisting workers exposed to and infected by COVID-19? Whistleblowers have already pointed out gaps and problems. Does this mean employers are not doing enough? What are thoughtful employers doing? Prof. Nancy Modesitt , Donna Glover, J.D. ’06 , Taren Butcher, J.D. ’07 , and Jessica Chu , chief of staff and special counsel at the Amalgamated Transit Union will discuss these issues. Prof. Michael Hayes , an expert on employment and labor law, will moderate.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 5 - 6 p.m.
The Calm Before the Storm: A Look at Pending COVID-Related Legislation
Registration will be available soon.
The global pandemic has upended businesses, economies and families. It has also brought about a variety of legal actions, including failure-to-warn claims, injunctions, class action lawsuits, and employer liability. What can attorneys, consumers and business owners do to protect themselves from liability, or assert their rights, before the onslaught of litigation?
Discussing these issues are Don Kinsley, J.D. '91, a director in the Wilmington, DE firm of Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy; Imoh Akpan, J.D. ’06, a partner in the Baltimore firm of Franklin and Prokopik; and Jonat han Novak, J.D. '07, an attorney with Fears Nachawati in Dallas.
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