THE ADA AT 25: The Continued Inequality of Americans with Disabilities
The University of St. Thomas Law Journal’s annual Lecture. Approved for 2 standard CLE credits. Light refreshments will be provided.
Date & Time:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Schulze Grand Atrium
While 25 years have passed since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990, equal protection under the law for Americans with disabilities has not been fully achieved. People with disabilities continue to suffer from hate crimes, violence, maltreatment, and police uses of force. These injustices are exacerbated by the widespread failure to prosecute those who commit crimes against people with disabilities. The University of St. Thomas Law Journal presents a timely examination of these sensitive issues. Professor Samuel Bagenstos, one of the nation’s leading advocates for disability rights, will present a keynote address, followed by commentary from a prosecutor and scholars of law and social work.
Keynote Speaker: Samuel Bagenstos, Frank G. Millard Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, and former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice
Stephen Mikochik, Professor Emeritus, Temple Law School, Philadelphia
Elizabeth R. Schiltz, Professor and Thomas J. Abood Research Scholar, University of St. Thomas School of Law
James C. Backstrom, County Attorney of Dakota County, Minnesota
Nancy Fitzsimons, Professor of Social Work, Minnesota State University-Mankato
For more information about the University of St. Thomas Law Journal, visit http://www.stthomas.edu/law/studentexperience/journals/universityofstthomaslawjournal/