I’m waiting to see what the impact of the Delta variant is on all of this. The floodgates have definitely opened on vaccine mandates.
The students at Penn have greeted this with really open arms, because for them, as successful as remote education was, I don’t think anyone feels like it was anywhere near as successful as the education we can offer in person.
— Professor Eric Feldman, a health policy expert at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, commenting on the vaccination mandates that have spread across all of the most prestigious law schools in the country. Vaccines are currently required at 93 American Bar Association-accredited law schools, which is 47% of all such schools. Professor Dorit Reiss, who studies vaccine policy at the UC Hastings College of the Law, said of the new requirements, “I don’t see the courts finding vaccine mandates during a pandemic unconstitutional.”
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