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Professor Doron Dorfman: Penalizing Preventative Mental Health Treatment for Law Students

Friday 11/19/2021

One of the examples of this phenomenon is the Character and Fitness evaluations state bar associations conduct around the country, used to admit prospective lawyers into the bar …

Doron Dorfman

Professor Lauryn Gouldin Publishes Chapter in the "Handbook on Pretrial Justice"

Friday 11/19/2021

Often overlooked, the decisions made at the earliest phases of the criminal legal system have huge implications for defendants and their families, the community, and the system itself, and impact the entire criminal legal system.

Lauryn Gouldin

Professor Nina Kohn: Realizing Supported Decision-Making: What It Does—and Does Not—Require

Tuesday 11/2/2021

Professor Nina Kohn’s new article in The American Journal of Bioethics is a peer-reviewed commentary that builds on her prior work on supported decision-making. It pushes back on the growing assumption that “good” supported decision-making requires formal, legally recognized agreements between individuals with disabilities and their supporters.

Nina Kohn

Professor Doron Dorfman Publishes on Pandemic “Disability Cons”

Friday 10/22/2021

Professor Doron Dorfman’s article discusses how the socio-legal phenomenon of the fear of the disability con has manifested itself in different ways through the progression of the pandemic, specifically with regard to include mask exemptions, vaccination priority, and permission to continue remote work.

Doron Dorfman

BBI Receives $6.2 Million Award for SEADA Center to Advance Understanding of Disability Rights

Wednesday 9/8/2021

For the third time in 15 years, the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI)—headquartered in the Syracuse University College of Law—has been awarded a five-year, $6.2 million grant to advance and support understanding of rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through its Southeast ADA Center (SEADA Center).

Burton Blatt Institute

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