Live with Kellye & Ken: The Future of Accessibility and Law

Event Type: Industry Event

The Future of Accessibility and Law

Equity in education and the legal profession require attention to disability rights, both on their own and as they intersect with other marginalized identities including race, gender, and age. Given the rapid move to online education spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, accessibility issues are even more urgent. Together with research showing that one in five people have some form of disability, this is an issue of growing importance to universities, law schools, and legal employers — and is relevant to every part of the learning journey from prelaw through practice. Speakers included national leaders on accessibility who covered the latest research in the field, best practices for creating a culture of accommodation, and workable takeaways for making needed reforms.

Deans Emeritus Kellye Testy (LSAC CEO) and Ken Randall (iLaw President) led this live dialogue about the state of legal education.

Joining the discussion were:

  • Peter Blanck, PhD, JD, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
  • Dean Michael Waterstone, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • Dean Ron Weich, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Leanne Shank, Senior VP for Legal and Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, Law School Admission Council

This engaging one-hour discussion included a Q&A period at the end.

 

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Event Type: Industry Event

The Future of Accessibility and Law

Equity in education and the legal profession require attention to disability rights, both on their own and as they intersect with other marginalized identities including race, gender, and age. Given the rapid move to online education spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, accessibility issues are even more urgent. Together with research showing that one in five people have some form of disability, this is an issue of growing importance to universities, law schools, and legal employers — and is relevant to every part of the learning journey from prelaw through practice. Speakers included national leaders on accessibility who covered the latest research in the field, best practices for creating a culture of accommodation, and workable takeaways for making needed reforms.

Deans Emeritus Kellye Testy (LSAC CEO) and Ken Randall (iLaw President) led this live dialogue about the state of legal education.

Joining the discussion were:

  • Peter Blanck, PhD, JD, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
  • Dean Michael Waterstone, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • Dean Ron Weich, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Leanne Shank, Senior VP for Legal and Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, Law School Admission Council

This engaging one-hour discussion included a Q&A period at the end.