2019 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

The Impact of Public Attitudes and Stigma on Our Right to Live in the World


2019 Transcript Day 1 (Members Hall)
2019 Transcript Day 1 (Fourth Floor Conference Room)
2019 Transcript Day 1 (Southeast Library)
2019 Transcript Day 1 (Computer Lab 1)
2019 Transcript Day 1 (Computer Lab 2)
2019 Transcript Day 1 (Utah Auditorium 1)
2019 Transcript Day 1 (Utah Auditorium 2)

2019 Transcript Day 2 (Members Hall)
2019 Transcript Day 2 (BZ Conference Room)
2019 Transcript Day 2 (Utah Auditorium)

Presentation Materials


Opening Remarks

  • Mark A. Riccobono, President
  • Marc Maurer, Director of Legal Policy

Plenary Session 1: Discrimination against Homeless People with Disabilities

  • Presenter: Maria Foscarinis, Founder and Executive Director, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
  • Presenter: Naomi Weinstein, Attorney, Mental Hygiene Legal Service

Keynote Address

  • Paul Harpur, Senior Lecturer, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland

Plenary Session 2: Disability Rights and Immigrants

  • Presenter: Aaron J. Fischer, Litigation Counsel, Disability Rights California
  • Presenter: Katharine Gordon, Pro Bono Coordinator, Al Otro Lado
  • Presenter: Mark C. Weber, Vincent DePaul Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law

Plenary Session 3: Framing the Image of Disability in Advocacy

  • Speaker: Eve Hill, Partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
  • Speaker: Scott La Barre, Partner, LaBarre Law Offices, P.C.
  • Speaker: Michael Ashley Stein, Cofounder and Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School

Plenary Session 4: Valuation of the Disabled Life

  • Speaker: Elizabeth Barnes, Professor, University of Virginia, Corcoran Department of Philosophy
  • Speaker: Matthew Dietz, Litigation Director, Disability Independence Group
  • Speaker: Catherine J. Kudlick, Director, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, and Professor of History, San Francisco State University

Plenary Session 5: Bullying, Harassment, and the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities

  • Speaker: Susan Einspar, Senior Parent Educator/Advocate, PACER Center Minneapolis MN
  • Speaker: Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan, Senior Policy Counsel, Trans/GNC Justice Project, and Disability Justice Project Director, National LGBTQ Task Force
  • Speaker: David Yamada, Professor of Law and Director, New Hampshire Workplace Institute, Suffolk University Law School