Disability Symposium 2013

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Friday, March 22, 2013
10:00 A.M. Registration & Refreshments
10:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Welcome
   Catherine Mayorkas (Director, David J. Epstein in Public Interest and Policy at UCLA School of Law)
Keynote Address: Disability Advocacy: Looking Forward
   Michael Waterstone (Associate Dean, Loyola Law School)
11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. The Intersections of the IDEA and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
  -Transition Interrupted: Using the IDEA to Prevent the Transition to the Criminal Justice
  -The School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Adverse Transition For Students of Color with Disabilities
12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. Lunch      
  UCLA Undergraduates present their research projects.
1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Implementing Self-Determination for People with Disabilities
  -Reifying Dependence: When Guardianship Undermines Moments of Transition in the Lives of Persons With Disabilities
  -Ashley X Comes of Age: Reshaping the Social System
3:00 P.M. - 3:20 P.M. Break
3:20 P.M. - 4:50 P.M. Disability, the Technological Age, and Nontraditional Forums for Advocacy
  -Advocacy: Retrofitting Access to Educational Information Technologies
  -Including Disability: Advancing Disability Rights in a Nontraditional Forum
  -“When Gawd make cripple, He mean him to be lonely”: Disability, the Web and an Inclusive World
4:50 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Closing Remarks
   Rachel Moran (Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA Law)

Saturday, March 23, 2013
8:30 A.M. - 9:30 A.M. Registration & Breakfast
9:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Welcome
   Gary Blasi (Professor of Law Emeritus, UCLA Law) and
Keynote Address: Mental Health Challenges in the Legal Profession
   Howard Fulfrost (Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost, LLP)
10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Creating Access in Education
  -Examining the Unique Challenged Faced by Youth with Mental Disabilities as They Transition From High School to Post-Secondary School
11:30 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. Healthcare Panel
  -Including Disability in Health Care Reform
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. Lunch
  UCLA Undergraduates present their research projects
2:00 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. Legal Remedies for People with Disabilities
  -Necessary Use of Judicial System: Life Transition or Slippery Slope for Disabilities? Tempering Zealous Representation to Prevent Exploitation of Disabilities
  -Protecting the Due Process Rights and Liberty Interests of Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Confined in an Institution
3:15 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Break
3:15 P.M. - 4:15 P.M. Film
  "Library of Dust" (2011)
Discussion: Robert James (Director) & Kyle Parker (Producer)
4:15 P.M. - 5:15 P.M. Deinstitutionalization Panel
  -Closed Doors and Locked Wards: Why it is Unacceptable to Use Nursing Homes as DeFacto Institutions for Individuals With Mental Illness
  -Inside View of Stigma and Discrimination in Locked Psychiatric Institutions
5:15 P.M. - 5:25 P.M. Closing Remarks
  Pui-Yee Yu and Katherine Perez (Symposium Co-Chairs)

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.

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