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Thursday, March 7 - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday, March 8 - 9:00 am - 2:30 pm


Touro Law Center
225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722

**In-person and virtual attendance options available for conference attendees**


On March 7 and 8, 2024, Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center will host a two-day conference on Disability Rights and Inclusion. The conference will bring together leaders to explore innovative programs and approaches, consider lessons learned, and develop strategies and recommendations for promoting disability rights and inclusion across various settings. Experts in the field from across the nation are participating, including Brian A. Boyd from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Alex Green from Harvard Kennedy School, Elizabeth F. Emens from Columbia Law School, and Dr. Lawrence Fung from Stanford University. The conference is being organized in partnership with Touro Law Center's Jewish Law Institute


Please click the Conference Program for the two-day schedule of sessions and list of speakers.


Day 1: 2 CLE credits in Ethics and Professionalism for eligible NY attorneys
Day 2: 2 CLE credits in Ethics and Professionalism for eligible NY attorneys


Courtyard Long Island Islip/Courthouse Complex
11 Court House Drive Central Islip, New York 11722


Samuel J. Levine
Professor of Law and Director of Touro Law Center's Jewish Law Institute


Brian A. Boyd, Ph.D.
Interim Director, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and William C. Friday Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Daniel L. Brown, Esq.
Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Dave Caudel, Ph.D.
Autistic Adult and Advocate; Associate Director, First Center for Autism and Innovation, Vanderbilt University
Andrew Chin
Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
Debra R. Comer, Ph.D.
Mel Weitz Distinguished Professor in Business, Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University
Abdus Sattar Dulal
UNESCAP Disability Rights Champion; Founder & Executive Director, Bangladesh Protibandhi Kallyan Somity (BPKS)
Elizabeth F. Emens
Thomas M. Macioce Professor of Law; Director, Mindfulness Program, Columbia Law School
Lawrence Fung, MD, Ph.D.
Director, Stanford Neurodiversity Project; Director, Neurodiversity Clinic; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Alex Green
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Rabbi Michael Levy
President Yad Hachazakah, the Jewish Disability Empowerment Center
Rabbi Shua Mermelstein, Esq.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Congregation Talmud Torah – Adereth El
Christine Ponzio, M.S.Ed.
Executive Director, Winters Center for Autism
Rabbi Itamar Rosensweig
Professor of Jewish Law and Jurisprudence, Yeshiva University
Adam M. Samaha
Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties, New York University School of Law
Lisa Schiltz 
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Herrick Professor of Law, and Co-Director, Special Education Clinic, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minneapolis)
Stephen Mark Shore, Ed.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Special Education, Adelphi University


In-Person Registration Fee: $125 
Virtual Registration Fee: $30
Sponsorships are available for this conference! Click the register button to learn more.


If you require additional information or have questions, please contact Shelby Maldavir at (631) 761-7006 or email

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Special thanks to our conference sponsor:


Disability Rights and Inclusion Project

The Jewish Law Institute launched a project dedicated to promoting disability rights and awareness, within Jewish communities and beyond. Learn more about the programs and view past presentations by visiting our Disability Rights and Inclusion Project web page.

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