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ABA AdLaw Section Webinar 10/2: COVID-19 and Comparative Administrative Law

Regulatory Policy Committee


COVID-19 and Comparative Administrative Law: Assessing National Responses to the Pandemic Friday October 2, 2020

12 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern Time Via Zoom


Richard Parker, Professor of Law, Policy Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Law, University of Connecticut

Cristie L. Ford, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Research and the Legal Profession, University of British Columbia

Neysun A. Mahboubi, Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania

Anne Meuwese, Professor of Law, Tilburg University

Bruno Cunha, Brazilian Research Affiliate, Penn Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania

Moderator: Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, Director of the Penn Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania

The global coronavirus pandemic has prompted a reconfiguration in governmental power in countries around the world. This international panel will bring together administrative law experts from multiple countries to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 crisis for administrative law in comparative perspective, and with a special view to drawing lessons for the United States in its own regulatory response. What changes in administrative powers have countries put in place in response to the pandemic? How have they ensured that emergency powers authorized in response to the pandemic receive adequate oversight? What best practices can be gleaned, from a comparative perspective, in how the administrative arm of government should respond in the face of a public health crisis? These are just a few of the questions and issues that this panel will address with reference to administrative changes in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.


NO CLE Credit is available for this program. Registration is Limited and will close when capacity is reached. Deadline for Registration is Tuesday September 29, at 5 pm ET. Zoom access and Zoom Registration is required for all participants.

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