Albany Law School president to teach COVID-19 legal course

The legal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be the focus of an upcoming course at Albany Law School — taught by the school’s dean and president, Alicia Ouellette.

The seven-week course, which will be taught virtually on Zoom, is an effort to take students into “more than just the headlines” and think of the issues as attorneys would, Ouellette explained.

“It should be a really interesting class, both in terms of how the class is structured and more importantly the substance,” Ouellette said.

Ouellette, a former law professor who has led the nation’s oldest independent law school since October 2014 and whose background is in bio-ethics, explained she was thrilled to teach the virtual class, which will have guest speakers. The one-credit course, for law students heading into their second, third and fourth years, is titled “COVID-19: Law in a Time of Pandemic.” It runs from May 25 to July 13.