Kelly Shea Delvac Wins National Law Review Law School Writing Contest
Pepperdine Caruso Law third-year student Kelly Shea Delvac has been selected as a winner of the 2020 National Law Review Law School Writing Contest for her article, "Human Rights Abuses in the Enforcement of Coronavirus Security Measures." The article has been published in The National Law Review. Kelly has a passion for post-conviction appellate work and strives to make that her full-time career upon graduation. At Pepperdine Caruso Law she is a member of the Pepperdine Law Review, Vice-President of the Federalist Society, and the Vice-Magister of the Phi Delta Phi honor society. Before law school she worked as a circus performer. Kelly says that while she misses the circus-life, she finds law school just as invigorating.
Excerpt from "Human Rights Abuses in the Enforcement of Coronavirus Security Measures"
"This virus is no respecter of persons."[i] Coronavirus is a pandemic of global proportions which some have termed the third world war.[ii] Due to the pandemic, quarantine measures have been put in place across the globe. While typically restriction of movement of free people would fall under a human rights violation, there is an exception for threats to a nation that pandemics fall under. Nonetheless this exception does not cover the human rights violations in the enforcement of quarantine measures which have been brought to light around the globe. This abusive policing is not new, but the media coverage in most cases is. In response, the U.N. in a resolution about the Coronavirus pandemic should include recommendations that address these abuses.
The complete article in The National Law Review may be found here