We regret to announce there are no seats left for the
Thursday, March 14, 2002
6:30 p.m.Goldberg Room - Boalt Hall
Speaker: Arlene Mayerson,
Directing Atty., Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, Inc.
Arlene B. Mayerson
Arlene B. Mayerson has been the Directing Attorney of DREDF since 1981.
One of the nation's leading experts in disability rights law, she has
been a key advisor to both Congress and the disability community on
the major disability rights legislation for the past two decades, including
the Handicapped Children's Protection Act as well as other legislation
ensuring the special education rights of students with disabilities,
and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At the request of members
of Congress, Ms. Mayerson supplied expert testimony before several committees
of Congress when they were debating the ADA. She filed comments on the
ADA regulations for more than 500 disability rights organizations. Ms.
Mayerson has devoted her career exclusively to disability rights practice,
representing clients in a wide array of issues. She has provided representation,
consultation to counsel, and coordination of amicus briefs on key disability
rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. She was appointed by the
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education to the Civil Rights Reviewing
Authority, responsible for reviewing civil rights decisions of the Department.
In addition to her position at DREDF, Ms. Mayerson is currently a lecturer
in disability law at the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall).
She has published many articles on disability rights and is the author
of a comprehensive three-volume treatise on the ADA: Americans with
Disabilities Act Annotated-Legislative History, Regulations & Commentary
(Clark Boardman Callaghan, 1994), which sets forth the legislative history
and regulations for each provision of the ADA.