Legal aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Governments around the world are imposing new rules and restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, from stay-at-home orders to mandatory wearing of face masks. In South Korea, a 27-year-old man has received a prison sentence for breaking self-quarantine rules. Lawsuits related to COVID-19 are piling up, with countries and private entities suing China over its handling of the outbreak.

With "Warp Speed" towards vaccine

The coronavirus can only be defeated with a vaccine. Hundreds of research teams worldwide are working on the serum. A German project also has hopes in the race.

On January, when Corona was just a beer for most of us, the Mainz researcher Ugur Sahin knew that something was coming up. And: We can help you get it under control. He had just read a study from China that described exactly how a Shenzhen family went to Wuhan and got infected there, one by one. The doctor from Mainz immediately downloaded the genome sequence of the virus from the Internet.

KU Trade expert: WTO Director-General pick gives look at group's future

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo announced Thursday his resignation, surprising the international trade community and adding to uncertainty caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. A University of Kansas trade expert sees the resignation as an important turning point in the potential future of the WTO.

KU Professor comments on resignation of WTO leader

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - University of Kansas international trade law expert, Raj Bhala, has spoken about consequences of World Trade Organization leader’s resignation.

World Trade Organization Director, General Roberto Azevêdo announced his resignation on Thursday, May 14. This greatly surprised the international trade community and added to uncertainty during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Azevêdo will be allowed to serve until the end of August though his second four-year term was not set to expire until next year.

Missouri unlikely to collect from China lawsuit

While Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit against the Chinese government and several other Chinese entities, what comes next is complicated, and experts said it’s unlikely the state will ever collect any money from the suit.

The attorney general, through his Deputy Justin Smith, asked a federal judge in St. Louis for punitive and actual damages among other relief in a court filing on Tuesday.

Raj Bhala to deliver keynote address at University of St. Thomas Law Journal Symposium

Sovereignty in a Fragmenting, Globalizing World

University of St. Thomas Law Journal Spring 2020 Symposium

The University of St. Thomas Law Journal invites you to attend our Spring Symposium as we explore issues of sovereignty in the context of a simultaneously fragmenting and globalizing world. Join us to hear thought leaders discuss the implications of recent trends in international trade and law on sovereignty as we have come to know it.

Friday, March 20, 2020 (4 standard CLE credits approved)

This year's speakers include:

Trading in for a new deal

Some business sectors will need to study up. Still, most should not expect much to change under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), probably better known as the USMCA or NAFTA 2.0.

Canada is the last partner that has yet to ratify the agreement. Bill C-4, the CUSMA Implementation bill, passed second reading in the House of Commons in February and has been referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade.


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