August 8-9, 2019
Georgia State University College of Law
85 Park Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Approved for 10 Credit Hours CLE (3 Trial, 7 General)
American Sign Language and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) with Spanish translation option provided
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Olmstead v. L.C. and E.W., the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision hailed as the Brown v. Board of Education for people with disabilities. In Olmstead, the Court held that unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now, 20 years later, thousands of people have benefitted from the decision, as many states have increased funding for community services, but has the promise of Olmstead been realized for all? At the premiere legal Olmstead anniversary event, symposium speakers will explore the history of this groundbreaking civil rights decision, assess the current state of compliance, and imagine a path forward, where all people with disabilities have access to the supports they need to live full and meaningful lives in the community.
Sponsored by BakerHostetler
Samuel Bagenstos, Frank G. Millard Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, will deliver the keynote address at the conference. The former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice and former law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bagenstos has written and spoken on a variety of disability rights issues, including employment, education, inclusion and integration. He is the author of Disability Rights Law: Cases and Materials.
Registration for the conference is closed. Legal scholars, advocates, attorneys, practitioners and members of the community interested in legal issues related to community integration of persons with disabilities under Olmstead are invited to attend.