Law Student Sues School over COVID-19 Vaccine and Pandemic-Related Protocols
Education attorney Jeffrey Nolan was interviewed for an ABA Journal article about lawsuits filed against colleges and universities over COVID-19 vaccine mandates and related protocols. As higher education institutions debate whether to require vaccines for students returning to campus in the fall, some find themselves facing lawsuits challenging the legality of these mandates and other pandemic-related measures. Mr. Nolan remarked that he doesn't think there are any legal issues with requiring students to be vaccinated, as long as proper accommodations are given to students with disabilities or qualifying exemptions.
"Basically, there's the idea that people choose as a matter of personal integrity what they want to introduce into their bodies, but they also need to understand there may be compromises people make if they want to enter certain communities. No college is saying you have to get the vaccine, but if you want to be part of the community, you have to be vaccinated," he explained.