The West Coast Progressive Lawyering Conference

Shaking the Foundations: The West Coast Progressive Lawyering Conference
Date: October 17-18, 2014
Location: Stanford Law School 

Current Issues in Disability Rights Advocacy

California’s Bay Area is known to be the symbolic founding place of the disability rights and independent living movements. More than 40 years after the springtime of that social awakening, people with disabilities still face a great deal of stigmatization and discrimination in areas of life such as accessibility, education, employment, the right to live independently in the community, raising a family, etc. This panel brings together leading advocates and academics to discuss the latest developments, achievements and barriers regarding the promotion of the rights of people with disabilities in the U.S. and Canada.


•    Arlene B. Mayerson, Directing Attorney, Disability Rights, Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)
•    Stephen Rosenbaum, John and Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer at Berkeley Law and Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School
•    Laverne Jacobs, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, 2013-14 Canada and Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at UC Berkeley
•    Tom Burke, Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College and Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley
•    Moderated by: Doron Dorfman, JSD Candidate, Stanford Law School


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