February 5, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS - THE LONG ROAD HOME: PERSPECTIVES ON OLMSTEAD TEN YEARS LATER
The Georgia State University College of Law will hold a one-day symposium on Friday, October 23, 2009, to mark the tenth anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s integration mandate in Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999), a landmark decision considered by some to be the disability law parallel to Brown v. Board of Education. Attorneys and the surviving plaintiff from the Olmstead litigation, which
originated in metropolitan Atlanta, will participate in the Symposium. United States District Court Judge Marvin Shoob, who ruled on the original summary judgment motion in Olmstead, will speak at the luncheon.
The Symposium is co-sponsored by the College of Law, the Center for Leadership in Disability, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and the Georgia Advocacy Office. Attorneys from Atlanta Legal Aid and Sutherland participated in the original Olmstead litigation.
The Symposium will examine the current status of the right of individuals with disabilities to receive services in community-based settings and explore the next steps in implementing and expanding the Olmstead decision. The College of Law welcomes papers, essays, and symposium-length articles on these topics and related subjects. The format is flexible in order to encourage academics, advocates,
attorneys, practitioners, and providers alike to participate. Selected conference papers will be published in a future issue of the Georgia State University Law Review.
Those interested in participating should e-mail a one-page abstract by March 20, 2009. Participants will be notified by late April if their papers have been accepted for publication. For more information, please contact Laurice Rutledge, Law Review Symposium Editor, or Talley Wells.
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