Justice Speaks Lunch: Mental Disability: Overcoming Social and Legal Prejudices

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:50pm-1:50pm, W302

This panel will examine a form of discrimination known as ‘sanism’- a hidden bias against individuals with mental disabilities. Today’s society is overwhelmed with fears and stereotypes of those with mental illnesses. The panelists will examine these patterns of prejudice and focus on their intrusion into the legal system. By focusing on how sanism affects the rights of citizenship for those with mental disabilities, we can work to educate and diminish the false beliefs that pervade today’s society.

Panelists will be Professor Michael Perlin, Professor of Law, Director of the Mental Disability Law Program and Director of the International Mental Disability Law Reform Project, and Professor Heather Cucolo, Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School.

Attendees at this program may be eligible for one hour of CLE credit in professional practice for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys.

RSVP to JAC@nyls.edu.

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