The Rejuvenation Of The ADA: Towards True Equality For People With Disabilities
April 19, 2012
Lecture: 5 - 6 p.m., William H. Kniep Courtroom
Reception: 6 - 7 p.m., Queen’s Daughters Hall
1 MO CLE Credit is available
In celebration of the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law's 25th Anniversary, Saint Louis School of Law will host Chai Feldblum on Thursday, April 19th.
Chai Feldblum was nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the EEOC by President Barack Obama, and was confirmed by the Senate, for a term ending on July 1, 2013.
Prior to her appointment to the EEOC, Commissioner Feldblum was a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center where she has taught since 1991. At Georgetown, she founded the Law Center's Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic, which represented clients such as Catholic Charities USA, the National Disability Rights Network, and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. She also founded and co-directed Workplace Flexibility 2010, a policy enterprise focused on finding common ground between employers and employees on workplace flexibility issues.
As Legislative Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union from 1988 to 1991, Commissioner Feldblum played a leading role in helping to draft and negotiate the ground-breaking Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Later, as a law professor representing the Epilepsy Foundation, she was equally instrumental in the drafting and negotiating of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
Founded in 1987, the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law provides students with the foundation necessary for the dynamic practice of employment law by offering extensive curriculum with a broad range of courses addressing the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees.