Advisors in the Disability Studies Program are available for advising appointments by Zoom. Please sign up for an appointment and advisors will send you a Zoom link prior to your scheduled meeting. Advisors are available by phone and email as well (Sasha Lee: firstname.lastname@example.org/206.543.4762 or Kat Eli: email@example.com/206.221.6431).
I am the Frank C. Newman Lecturer at Berkeley Law and Visiting Researcher Scholar in the Disability Studies Cluster of UC, Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society (renamed “Othering and Belonging”). My courses include social justice professional skills and issues in mental health and civil rights. I’ve also taught disability rights and justice at Stanford Law and sat on the UC, Berkeley Disability Studies Advisory Committee at its inception in 2000. While a Visiting Senior Lecturer at UW Law, I taught human rights advocacy and a clinical tutorial for international LLM candidates. I played a major role in convening a Paul Miller memorial disability symposium in 2014 and participated in the DSP brown bag series. I served as Senior Litigation Attorney with Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund and Associate Managing Attorney with Disability Rights California, litigating cases under the ADA, IDEA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and parallel state laws. My research and advocacy interests include special education, disability discrimination, dignity and self-determination, mental health policy and international human rights.