2008 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

Disability Law: From tenBroek to the Twenty-first Century"


2008 Transcript Morning Session
2008 Transcript Keynote
2008 Transcript Afternoon Session


Panel I--The State of Disability Law in the United States in 2008: How Full Is the Glass?

  • Lead Presenter: Robert Dinerstein, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Commentators:
    • Mildred Rivera, Esquire, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C.
    • Laura Rothstein, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Panel II--The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Right to be in the World

  • Lead Presenter: Michael Stein, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Commentators:
    • Maria Veronica Reina, Director of International Programs, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University
    • Michael Perlin, Professor of Law, New York Law School

2008 Lunch Keynote Address

  • Marc Maurer, President, National Federation of the Blind

Panel III--Looking Past the Definition of Disability: How Effective Are the ADA's Affirmative Requirements in Achieving Equality for People with Disabilities?

  • Lead Presenter: Chai Feldblum, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Commentators:
    • Daniel Goldstein, Partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
    • Douglas Kruse, Professor of Human Resource Management/Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations

Panel IV--Restoring the ADA and Beyond: Disability in the Twenty-first Century

  • Lead Presenter: Robert Burgdorf, Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of La
  • Commentators:
    • John Kemp, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, P.C.
    • Andrew Imparato, President and CEO, American Association of People with Disabilities

Closing Remarks and Open Session

  • Lead Presenter: Peter Blanck, University Professor and Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University

Papers presented at the 2008 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium were published in Volume 13:2 of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. Copies of the symposium volume may be purchased at http://www.utexas.edu/law/journals/tjclcr/.