November 09, 2018

An Analysis of Case Law

An Analysis of Case Law Arising from Emergency Preparedness and Response Activities in the United States (FREE Webinar)

Tue, Nov 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
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Natural and human-made disasters often lead policymakers to enact, revise, or rescind emergency preparedness and response policies. These policy actions can lead, both directly and indirectly, to criminal and civil litigation. This webinar will discuss a study that sought to describe and analyze the body of emergency preparedness and response case law that has arisen since the Sept. 11, 2001.

This webinar will explore the implications of study’s findings for policymakers, including which emergency preparedness activities most frequently give rise to legal controversies and which activities have not been the subject of litigation thus far.


  • Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS, Director, Public Health Law Program, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support


  • Lainie Rutkow, JD, PhD, MPH, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Alexander McCourt, JD, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The content of this program does not meet requirements for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation.