Creating Opportunities for Law Students with Disabilities in the 21st Century: Inclusivity on Campus and in the Workplace
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM |Yuma Building, YT01
This symposium is designed to bring together law students, legal employers, and law school deans and other professionals who have an interest in promoting disability diversity and inclusion on campuses and at work. Panelists will examine the current state of affairs, including challenges facing law students and lawyers with disabilities. Topics will include reasonable accommodations, pros and cons of disclosing one’s disability to prospective employers, choosing a career, and situations persons with disabilities encounter in law school and the workplace and ways to address them. Keynote speaker, the Honorable Tony Coelho, will discuss the need for persons with disabilities on the bench.
We welcome people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Office of Special Events and Continuing Legal Education at 202 274-4075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made at least one week prior to the event.
For further information on the ABA Commission on Disability Rights, please click here: ambar.org/disability
Registration fee is $25 (waived for students): Please go to http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration
Disability Rights & Human Rights 101: Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
Join us Monday, October 7th at 12:00-1:30 PM in Warren, N102 for a presentation on Disability and International Human Rights, featuring Professor Robert Dinerstein, director of the Disability Rights Law Clinic at AUWCL. Learn more about this fascinating area of law, and network with other students interested in exploring the complexities of international disability law and human rights.
Save the Date for the tenBroekSave the date for tenBroek Disability Law Symposium. March 26-27, 2019 in Baltimore, MD. Details to come on https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/legal-program/jacobus-tenbroek-disability-law-symposium.
Oral Arguments for Kahler v. Kansas
Oral arguments for Kahler v. Kansas are scheduled for Monday October 7, 2019. The Supreme Court will consider whether a state may eliminate the insanity defense in criminal cases. Join members of DLS to watch oral arguments.