Infectious disease quarantines

JURIST is seeking commentary on the legal basis, potential complications and long-term implications of proposed quarantines for those traveling from Ebola infected regions.

Potential topics could include:

  • Constitutionality of mandatory quarantine programs set up in New Jersey and New York
  • Comparative discussion of international approaches to patient isolation
  • Implications of Ebola-related responses for future infectious disease outbreaks
  • Potential impacts on legal and illegal immigration

How to Contribute

JURIST welcomes commentary from law professors, lawyers, judges, advocates, law students and others with an academic or professional connection to the law.

Our pieces are around 1200 words, must be original (no plagiarism or republishing) and must have a legally-oriented thesis.

To submit a piece, respond to a call for commentary or if you have any questions, please email

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