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  • Writer's pictureAdam Dayan, Esq.

Cardozo Law School Symposium on Personhood and Civic Engagement by People with Disabilities

I am excited to be returning tomorrow to Cardozo Law School, my alma mater, for a symposium on personhood and civic engagement by people with disabilities. I hope to write a post later with some highlights from the event. In the meantime, here is an overview of the program:

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 A Cardozo Law Review Annual Symposium

The Symposium will feature Professor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, as the Keynote Presenter, and Professor Samuel Bagenstos, as the Featured Lunchtime Speaker. Panels will focus on the topics of Personhood in Popular Culture, Exercising Legal Capacity, and the Uses of "Disability," as well as Strategies for Promoting Inclusion.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

9:00 a.m - 7:15 p.m.

8:30 am - 9:00 am - Registration and Breakfast (Lobby)

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Keynote Presentation by Professor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Moot Court Room) 10:00 am - 11:15 am - The Interplay Between Notions of Personhood in Popular Culture and Developments in the Law (Moot Court Room) Moderated by David Ferleger, Esq. Panelists:

  • Elizabeth Francis Emens, Columbia Law School

  • Faye Ginsburg & Rayna Rapp, New York University

  • Jerron Herman, Heidi Latsky Dance

  • Ruth Lowenkron, New York Lawyers for the Public INterest

11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Exercising Legal Capacity: Legal Barriers to the Actualization of Personhood (Moot Court Room) Moderated by Robert Fleischner, Center for Public Representation Panelists:

  • Robert Dinerstein, American University Washington College of Law

  • The Honorable Kristin Booth Glen, City University of New York School of Law

  • Arlene S. Kanter, Syracuse University College of Law

  • Danielle Lazzara, Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC)

  • Leslie Salzman, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch (Lobby) 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Featured Lunchtime Presentation by Professor Samuel Bagenstos (Moot Court Room) 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm - On the Uses of "Disability" in Pursuing and Realizing Rights (Moot Court Room) Moderated by Professor Mark Weber, DePaul University College of Law Panelists:

  • Kevin Cremin, MFY Legal Services, Inc.

  • Rebekah Diller, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

  • Leslie Francis, University of Utah, & Anita Silvers, San Francisco State University

  • Shira Grabelsky, New Mexico School for the Deaf

  • The Honorable Robert M. Levy, Eastern District of New York

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm - Strategies for Promoting Inclusion (Moot Court Room) Moderated by Professor William Brooks, Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Panelists:

  • Ruth Colker, Mortiz College of Law

  • Anne Emerman, Social Worker, Disability Rights Activist

  • Sagit Mor, University of Haifa

  • Eric Rosenthal, Disability Rights International

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm - Reception & Dinner to honor the Keynote Presenter, Featured Lunchtime Presenter, Panelists, and Moderators (Lobby)


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