Sessions Information

  • January 7, 2011
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Call for Papers
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Carmel II
    Floor: Third Floor

    Presenters were chosen from a call for papers.


    Disability Law embraces many crucial Tort Law issues, such as the measure of damages for incapacity and disfigurement, the reasonable-person standard as applied to people with physical and mental disabilities, duties of care relative to emotional and physical injuries, the validity of wrongful life claims, and liability standards for intentional infliction of emotional distress on people with disabilities.  Disability Law scholars have made important contributions to the development of the law on these questions, starting with Jacobus tenBroek, whose path-breaking article, The Right to Live in the World: The Disabled in the Law of Torts, 54 Cal. L. Rev. 841 (1966), was published 45 years ago this year.  Due in no small part to the intellectual groundwork of tenBroek and others, in the years since his writing a worldwide disability rights movement has emerged, challenging conventional assumptions about disability and the role of legal institutions as they relate to disability.  This session asks speakers chosen through a call for papers to discuss issues of disability and torts in an era of disability rights.


    Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.

Session Speakers
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

University of Toledo College of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Emory University School of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

DePaul University College of Law

Session Fees
  • 6150 Disability Law, Co-Sponsored by Remedies: $0.00