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The Cardozo Law Review, the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, and the Center for Rights and Justice, would like to present the Symposium, 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.

This Symposium will bring together leading legal scholars, academics, philosphers, 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

  • Strategies for Promoting Inclusion

When registering for this event, please indicate which panels and presentations you will attend, especially if you are seeking to receive CLE credit for this event. This event is approved for 7.0 CLE Credits (1.5 transitional/non-transitional CLE credits per panel in Areas of Professional Practice, and 1.0 transitional/non-transitional CLE credits for the Featured Lunchtime Presentation in Areas of Professional Practice).

*ASL Interpreters will be present*


AGENDA [1.5 transitional/non-transitional CLE credits per panel in Areas of Professional Practice, and 1.0 transitional/non-transitional CLE credits for the Featured Lunchtime Presentation in Areas of Professional Practice]:

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:

  • Bernard Carabello, Self-Advocacy Association of New York State

  • 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

  • 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)




Panelists and Moderators will include, in alphabetical order:

William Brooks, Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Bernard Carabello, Self-Advocacy Association of New York State

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 Dinerstein, American University Washington College of Law

Elizabeth Emens, Columbia Law School

Anne Emerman, Social Worker, Disability Rights Activist

David Ferleger, Law Office of David Ferleger

Robert Fleischner, Center for Public Representation

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, New Mexico School for the Deaf

Geron Herman, Heidi Latsky Dance

Arlene S. Kanter, Syracuse University College of Law

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

Mark Weber, DePaul University

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