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Law and Disability Summer Seminar


  • Insight Institute of Neurosurgery & Neuroscience 4800 South Saginaw Street Flint, MI, 48507 United States (map)

Call for Proposals

Legal systems play a tremendous role in defining, creating, assisting and sustaining disability. In this two day seminar we will be looking at the relationship between law and disability. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act and/or Fair Housing Act

  • Legally useful definitions of disability and impairment

  • Accommodation and Accessibility

  • Mental Illness and the legal system (criminal justice, employment, housing, public accommodations and so on)

  • Cognitive and/or Intellectual Impairments and the legal system (criminal justice, employment, housing, public accommodations and so on)

  • Education, Discipline, "Stay Put" policies, Restraints and Seclusion

  • Competency Determinations

  • Disability and Class, Race, Gender, and Sexuality and the Law

Proposals (up to 1000 words) are due March 31, 2020. Please include a brief (no more than two pages) resume. Participants should prepare talks up to 30 minutes and expect 20 minutes for discussion to follow each talk.

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Law and....

Law and Disability is the first of the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics's summer seminar series, "Law and..." In each two day seminar, participants will benefit from intense conversations with a small group of scholars, researchers and practitioners interested in working together and developing their ideas as well as making professional connections. These seminars will be limited to 16 participants. There is no registration fee. CCN will cover meal and housing (in the spacious and comfortable student dorm rooms at University of Michigan-Flint) costs. Participants must cover their own travel costs.

Upcoming Law and....summer seminars

  • Law and Family (July 2021)

  • Law and Medicine (July 2022)

  • Law and Punishment (July 2023)

  • Law and Children's Rights (July 2024)

  • Law and Elder Rights (July 2025)

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