Law Review Disability Symposium

Date

February 23, 2017 -
8:00am to 11:00pm
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Personhood and Civil Engagement by People with Disabilities: A Conference to Explore the Legal Underpinnings of Personhood and the Barriers to Participation by Persons with Disabilities in Civic and Social Life. The conference would bring together leading academics, philosophers, practitioners and self-advocates focused on the rights of persons with disabilities.

 

The Cardozo Law Review, the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy and the Center for Rights and Justice present:

Personhood and Civic Engagement by People with Disabilities: A Conference to Explore the Legal Underpinnings of Personhood and the Barriers to Participation by Persons with Disabilities in Civic and Social Life

Thursday, February 23, 2017
9:00 a.m - 8:30 p.m.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Lobby
Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue, NY 10003

Refreshments will be served

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This symposium will bring together leading legal scholars, academics, philosophers, practitioners, and self-advocates focused on the rights of persons with disabilities. There will be a keynote presentation by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson in the morning, and a featured lunchtime Presentation by Samuel Bagenstos. The event will be all day, with panels focused on:

The Interplay Between Notions of Personhood in Popular Culture and Developments in the Law
Exercising Legal Capacity: Legal Barriers to the Actualization of Personhood
On the Uses of “Disability” in Pursuing and Realizing Rights

Panelists and moderators will include, in alphabetical order:

William Brooks, Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Ruth Colker, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
Kevin Cremin, MFY Legal Services, Inc.
Rebekah Diller, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Robert Dinerstien, American University Washington College of Law
Elizabeth Emens, Columbia Law School
David Ferleger, Law Office of David Ferleger
Leslie Francis, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
Faye Ginsburg, New York University
The Honorable Kristin Booth Glen, The City University of New York School of Law
Shira Grabelsky, University of California Berkeley, Theater Dance & Performance Studies
Geron Herman, Heidi Latsky Dance
Arlene Kanter, Syracuse University College of Law
Heidi Latsy, Heidi Latsky Dance
The Honorable Robert M. Levy, United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York
Sagit Mor, University of Haifa, Faculty of Law
Rayna Rapp, New York University
Eric Rosenthal, Disability Rights International
Leslie Salzman, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Anita Silvers, San Francisco State University

Location

Cardozo School of Law Jacob Burns Moot Court Room; Cardozo School of Law Lobby

Event type

Symposium