Disability Law Society

Panel: The Intersection of Disability Law and Reproductive Rights

Reproductive rights and disabled rights intersect, more than you might think, and disabled women's rights are often violated through reproductive restrictions. This is caused by a lack of understanding that women with disabilities require the same range of and access to reproductive services, and even subtle eugenicism. What is the law doing to counteract these problems? What can be done?

Participating faculty: 
Mark J. Heyrman

William Gibbs on Concussions in Sports

Room IV
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William Gibbs, an attorney at Corboy & Demetrio, will give a talk about the legal issues surrounding concussions in sports. Mr. Gibbs currently represents numerous retired NFL players and the Estate of former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson against the NFL in litigation stemming from concussions and CTE suffered by Duerson.

Disability Law Society & American Constitution Society present "Post-Newtown Legal Reforms: A Panel Discussion"

This discussion, sponsored by ACS and the Disability Law Society, was held on February 12, 2013.

Speakers included:

58:13 minutes (53.3 MB)

Disability Law Society presents "The Social and Legal Ramifications of the Rise of Autism Spectrum Disorder"

This discussion, featuring Clinical Professor of Law Herschella Conyers, Brooke Whitted (Whitted, Cleary, and Takiff, LLC), and Lam Ho (Equip for Equality) was recorded on October 12, 2012 and sponsored by the

53:10 minutes (48.68 MB)

Disability Law Society presents Pre-Release Screening of "King's Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution" (with the film's director, Lucy Winer)

Law School Auditorium

Lucy Winer's film, ""King's Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution," explores the director's own struggles with schizophrenia and her life in a New York state mental hospital during the 1960s.  Lucy Winer will be on hand to discuss her film.  For more information, please visit the film's website: http://king

"Clinics In Action: The Mental Health Advocacy Project Challenges Illinois' Decision to Close Three State Hospitals"

Illinois operates nine inpatient psychiatric facilities housing approximately 1300 persons.  Faced with a substantial budget deficit, on September 8, 2011, the State announced its intention to close three of these facilities.  The State has also announced that it does not intend to fund alternative services in the community.  Because inpatient care is generally brief,

59:05 minutes (54.09 MB)
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