CALL FOR PROPOSALS & PAPERS: Disability Law: Past, Present and Future, Albany Government Law Review Symposium

Posted by Elizabeth Klassner, community karma 27

The Albany Government Law Reviewinvites proposals for papers to be published in its Fall 2019 Volume.  The Volume will focus on disability law in the past, present, and future.  People who submit proposals may also have the opportunity to present their proposals at our annual Symposium, which is to be held February 27, 2019.  

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other state and federal legislation have been enacted long enough to benefit at least one generation, if not more.  The Symposium will provide an opportunity to reflect on how the generations born under IDEA, ADA, and related state and federal laws have benefitted from these laws, and how current laws might be changed to better serve the needs of people with disabilities.  

The Albany Government Law Review seeks thoughtful and original papers or proposals that discuss IDEA, ADA or related state and federal laws which protect and benefit people with disabilities. Papers or proposals can focus on any topic connected with disability, such as: special education, mental health, family/matrimonial issues, estate planning and discrimination issues. 

Disability law intersects with various other aspects of the law, including health, education, employment, and elder law; and disability discrimination intersects with discrimination on other grounds, including race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, class, etc.  We welcome proposals on any of these topics.

 Other potential topics include: 

·     Disability law’s intersection with criminal justice issues, in areas like sex offender management; 

·     Disability law’s intersection with international human rights issues; 

·     Disability law’s intersection with Native American rights and law; and

·     Privacy concerns about recording people with disabilities in schools or other institutional settings.  

Interested authors should submit a short abstract and C.V. by December 1, 2018.  Completed papers chosen for submission will need to be submitted by May 1, 2019.  

Please email submissions in Microsoft Word format to (Subject “AGLR 2019: Disability Law Symposium”). 

 Please direct any questions or inquiries to Elizabeth Klassner (