2009 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

New Perspectives on Disability Law: Advancing the Right to Live in the World


Panel I--The Obama Administration’s Perspective on Disability Policy

  • Lead Presenter: Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy

Panel II--Perspectives on Enforcement of Disability Law

  • Lead Presenter: Maura Healey, Assistant Attorney General and Chief, Civil Rights Division, Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Commentators:
    • Tim Fox, Principal, Fox & Robertson, P.C.
    • Amy Robertson, Principal, Fox & Robertson, P.C.

2009 Keynote Address

  • Ari Ne’eman, Founding President, The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

Panel III--International Impact of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • Lead Presenter: Gerard Quinn, Professor of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Commentator: Katherine Guernsey, International Lawyer and Adjunct Professor, American University School of International Service

Panel IV--The Future of the ADA: Making it Work Better

  • Lead Presenter: Samuel Bagenstos, Visiting Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law; Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School (Fall 2009)
  • Commentator: Christine Griffin, Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

2009 Closing Remarks and Open Session

  • Lead Presenter: Peter Blanck, University Professor and Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University
  • Commentator: Scott LaBarre, Principal, LaBarre Law Offices, P.C.; President, National Association of Blind Lawyers

Papers presented at the 2009 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium were published in Volume 15:1 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/.