President and Dean Alicia Ouellette typically spends summers traveling and sharing the good news about Albany Law School. This year she found a different way to make an impact—by returning to the classroom.
She tapped into her bioethics and health law expertise to launch the course COVID-19: Law in a Time of Pandemic, through which students explored the vast legal issues that surround a public health crisis as one unfolded in real time.
For the dean, teaching the course let her reconnect to her roots as a law professor, and apply some of the issues of her scholarly focus to current events.“
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered so many areas of law,” she said.“ This course [presented] an opportunity for all of us to dig a little deeper into the nuances of what we’re hearing about in the news.”