Zachary Kaufman, Legal academic, political scientist, and social entrepreneur

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“Digital Age Samaritans”

Title: “Digital Age Samaritans”

Conference: Association of American Law Schools (AALS): 2021 Annual Conference

Panel: “Rescuing Law: On Fetal Harms, Moms, Migrants, and #MeToo”

Description: This panel will explore the shifting intersections between criminal law and the rights and duties of rescue. Panelists will share original research on laws governing Bad Samaritans, immigrant harboring, fetal harm, and failure to protect in order to surface both the underlying shared theoretical commitments and critical distinctions across these diverse areas.


  • Moderator: Jay Silver (St. Thomas University School of Law)
  • Participants:
    • Meghan Boone (Wake Forest University School of Law)
    • Zachary D. Kaufman (University of Houston Law Center)
    • Shalini Bhargava Ray (University of Alabama School of Law)
    • Sarah L. Swan (Florida State University College of Law)

Date: January 5, 2021

Time: 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm EDT