Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Evacuated From Wuhan, Law Prof Works On Her Law Review Article During 14-Day Mandatory Coronavirus Quarantine

Karen Sloan (, Evacuated From Wuhan, Law Prof Is Under 14-Day Mandatory Coronavirus Quarantine:

LoyolaAmong the hundreds of Americans evacuated out of Wuhan, China, this week amid the escalating coronavirus outbreak was Chunlin Leonhard, a professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Leonhard, who has shown no signs of illness, arrived back in the United States on Thursday and is now under a two-week federally mandated quarantine at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California. She and her fellow passengers are being housed in a hotel on the base but aren’t allowed to leave the grounds or have visitors, Leonhard said in a phone interview Thursday. ...

Leonard had been in Beijing since September, after winning a Fulbright scholarship to spend the academic year researching ancient Chinese dynastic contract law issues. She traveled to Songzi—a city in Hubei province about 250 miles from Wuhan—on Jan. 20 to celebrate the Chinese New Year with family. ...

For now, the quarantine isn’t too bad, Leonhard said. The evacuees can go outside, though they must remain within the fencing of the hotel grounds. They get three meals delivered each day, in addition to mandatory temperature checks.

“I have Internet access,” she said. “I collected a lot of materials in China, so I can work on my law review article on ancient Chinese contract law. My research continues regardless.”

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