The goal of the symposium is “including disability” in legal and policy discourses. Disability is a part of human experience yet it is often neglected or overlooked in these discourses. We seek to provide a forum for academics, practitioners, students, and the community to share ideas and discuss important issues to the disability community, particularly from a multicultural perspective. Along with the recent reemergence of the Disability Law Society, a student organization at UCLA Law, our hope is that the symposium will solidify the importance of including disability at UCLA Law and her sister institutions.
The symposium will be focused on the theme of transitions, specifically the transitions commonly faced by individuals with disabilities throughout life. For example, transitioning from high school to community living can be a difficult time for an individual with a developmental disability. Our symposium seeks to address how our laws and social institutions prepare individuals with disabilities to face the challenge of transition and be successful in their lives. Conversely, we also hope to create a space to explore how these same laws and institutions have created or exacerbated challenges in individuals' lives.
Registration open until March 15, 2013.
UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.
This program qualifies for 5.0 hours of general MCLE credit for the Friday Schedule and 6.0 hours of general MCLE credit for the Saturday schedule.
It may meet the requirements for continuing legal education credits in other states. Please check with the bar association in the state in which you are seeking credits to see if this event is eligible.
UCLA School of Law
Disability Law Society