Wed., Sept. 11, 12:10 PM at Yale Law School
Wed., Sept. 11, 12:10 PM at Yale Law School

Solomon Center Fall 2018 Kickoff Event

Presented with ThinkDifferent, YHeLPS & the YLS Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Obstacles & Opportunities in Disability Law Today

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
Yale Law School, Room 129
127 Wall Street, New Haven
Free and Open to the Public - All Are Welcome!
Lunch will be served and a dessert reception will follow for students to mingle with health law faculty and the speakers and learn more about the Solomon Center.
Sam Bagenstos
Frank G. Millard Professor of Law,
University of Michigan Law School
Jasmine Harris 
Acting Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar,
UC Davis School of Law
Ted Kennedy, Jr.
Chair of the Board, American Association of People with Disabilities
Yair Listokin
Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Jennifer Mathis
Deputy Legal Director and Director of Policy & Legal Advocacy, Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Sam Bagenstos, the Frank G. Millard Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Justice from 2009-2011. He oversaw the promulgation of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act regulations and the reinvigoration of the Civil Rights Division's enforcement of the Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C. He specializes in civil rights and constitutional litigation and is the author of two books on disability law.
Jasmine Harris is an Acting Professor of Law and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar at the University of California Davis School of Law. Her research focuses on disability rights law and its place in the broader antidiscrimination agenda. She is particularly concerned with using choice architecture to shift social norms.
Ted Kennedy, Jr. is an attorney in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice at Epstein Becker Green. As pediatric bone cancer survivor and amputee, he has been a leader in expanding opportunities for persons with disabilities. He is Chair of the Board of the American Association of People with Disabilities, one of the country’s preeminent organizations dedicated to social reform and equal rights for people with disabilities.
Yair Listokin (moderator) is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School. In addition to his scholarship on tax law, corporate law, bankruptcy law, contract law, and central banking, Professor Listokin studies the determinants of mental health in the legal profession. He is the chair of the YLS Diversity and Inclusion Committee for 2019-2020. 
Jennifer Mathis is the Deputy Legal Director and the Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy at the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that promotes equal opportunity for individuals with mental disabilities in all aspects of life. She directs the Center's policy activity and also conducts litigation, with a particular focus on disability discrimination laws and Medicaid. 
Co-sponsored by:
Yale Health Law and Policy Society (YHeLPS)
YLS Diversity & Inclusion Committee

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