TOWN HALL #9 Dr. Elizabeth Joh on constitutional issues raised by the pandemic. What are the limits of government power?
Welcome to this, our last town hall in the series this spring quarter. I would like to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Joh to discuss constitutional issues raised by the pandemic and the limits of government power in the US. Dr. Joh is a Martin Luther King junior professor of law here at UC Davis where she teaches criminal law and procedure constitutional law and policing and her research focuses on the regulation of the police with special emphasis on undercover operations, DNA evidence collection, and new surveillance technologies. Dr. Joh has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School, has published in a wide variety of law journals including the Stanford Law Review, the California Law Review and several others. She received her JD and PhD, which was in law and society from New York University and has a bachelor's degree from Yale. After law school, Professor Joh clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. It's a great privilege to have her join us here today. Professor Joh, welcome.
*Introduction of Dr. Elizabeth Joh above was done by Dr. Mark Winey, the Dean of the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences.
Dr. Elizabeth Joh's Town Hall video with English and Spanish subtitles can be found here.
A summary of this Town Hall, including student questions, can be found on this Twitter thread curated by undergraduate researcher Daniel Erenstein.
B3 Lab postdoctoral scientist Alexandra Colón-Rodríguez, Ph.D. curated this page, the transcripts and translations.