|The Program Director||Biography||Links||Publications|
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Professor of Law
Director, Disability Law and Policy Program
Co-Director, Center on Disability Studies, Law, and Human Policy
College of Law
Phone: (315) 443-9551
JOURNAL OF DISABILITY LAW, Founder and Co-Editor, LSN Subject Matter Journals, a division of Social Science Electronic Publishing Inc., and Social Science Research Network, 2006 - present.
Guest Editor, Special Symposium Issue on International Human Rights and Disability Law, Syracuse JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND COMMERCE, Syracuse University College of Law, 2007.
Editorial Board Member,JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MENTAL RETARDATION, 1995-present.
Editorial Board Member,MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DISABILITY LAW REPORTER,
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS, CHAPTERS, REPORTS
Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs, Second Edition, J.P. Ogilvy, L. Lerman, L. Wortham, Kanter, et. al., (West, 2007).
Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs, Teachers' manual, Second Edition, J.P. Ogilvy, L. Lerman, L. Wortham, and Kanter, et. al., (West, 2007).
CASES AND MATERIALS ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND DOMESTIC MENTAL DISABILITY LAW, Perlin, M., Kanter, A., Treuhart, M. P., Gledhill, K., & Szeli, E., (Carolina Academic Press, Spring 2006).
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN THE PSYCHIATRIC FACILITIES, ORPHANAGES AND REHABILITATION CENTERS OF TURKEY, (Mental Disability Rights International, September 28, 2005) Primary author of legal analysis. See http://www.mdri.org for a complete listing of all press coverage of the Report.
The Globalization of Disability Law, chapter in P. Blanck, Ed., DISABILITY RIGHTS, Ashgate Pub. (2005).
Students with Disabilities Studying Abroad, chapter in RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, Mobility International USA (2004).
Foreign Policy and Disability: Legislative Strategies and Civil Rights Protections to Ensure
Inclusion of People with Disabilities, Report commissioned by the National Council on Disability (with E. Rosenthal) (September 9, 2003). This Report resulted in legislative an amendment to the Iraq Reconstruction Act, on January 23, 2004, and.may be viewed at http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/ publications/ 2003/ foreign03. htm
The Right to Community Integration: Protections under United States and International Law, in DISABILITY RIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES, (with E. Rosenthal), M. Breslin, S. Yee A. Meyerson, eds., Transnational Publishers (2002).
Towards Equality: The Americans with Disabilities Act: Accommodation of Differences, in Lee Ann Basser Marks and Melinda Jones, eds., DISABILITY, DIVERS (ABILITY) AND LEGAL CHANGE, Kluwer Publishers (1999).
Legal and Ethical Issues in the Community Care of Older People, and Protecting Elders Rights, chapters in AT HOME: STRATEGIES FOR SERVING OLDER PEOPLE WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES IN THE COMMUNITY (1995).
The Housing Needs of People with Mental Illness, in OUTCASTS ON MAIN STREET - REPORT OF THE FEDERAL TASK FORCE ON HOMELESSNESS AND SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS (May 1992).
CURRENT ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH LAW, guest author, publication of U. of Texas (1989).
A Brief History of Deinstitutionalization, chapter in PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LABELED MENTALLY ILL (1987).
Combating NIMBY: Recent Zoning Cases Uphold the Establishment of Group Homes for the Mentally Disabled, chapter in PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LABELED MENTALLY ILL (1987).
The Promise and Challenge of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 34 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 287 (2007).
The Right of People with Disabilities to Exercise Their Right to Vote under The Help America Vote Act, 30 Mental and physical disability law reporter 852 (with R. Russo) (2006).
Ethics in Externships: Confidentiality, Conflicts and Competence, 10 CLINICAL LAW REVIEW 473 (with A. Anderson and C. Slane), (lead article, 2004). (Recognized as one of the top ten downloaded articles from the SSRN Legal Studies Research Journal).
The Globalization of Disability Rights Law, 30 SYRACUSE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW & COMMERCE 243(2003).
People with Disabilities Need an International Convention. Op Ed in SYRACUSE POST STANDARD, June 25, 2003.
The Presumption Against Extraterritoriality As Applied to Disability Discrimination Laws: Where Does it Leave Students with Disabilities Studying Abroad? 14 STANFORD L. AND POL. REV. 291(2003).
The Need for Representation of People with Disabilities in Immigration Proceedings), 25 MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DISABILITY L. RPTR. 511 (with C. Nugent and C. B. Chisam) (2002).
Involuntary Outpatient Commitment in Israel: Treatment or Control? 24 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW AND PSYCHIATRY 637 (with M. Ajzenstadt, U. Aviram, M. Kalian) (2001).
The Right To Asylum for People with Disabilities 73 TEMPLE U. L. REV. 1117 (with K. Dadey) (2000).
Introduction to the Human Rights Symposium on The Concept of Human Rights and Its Application to Africa, 26 SYRACUSE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW & COMMERCE (Spring 1999).
Involuntary Outpatient Commitment in Israel, MISHPATIM (1998-99) (in Hebrew) (with U. Aviram and M. Ajzenstadt) (1998-99).
Israel's Involuntary Outpatient Commitment Law: Lessons from the American Experience, 29 THE ISRAEL L. REV. 565 (with U. Aviram) (1995).
A Home of One's Own: An Analysis of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and Access to Housing for People with Mental Disabilities, 43 AMERICAN U. L. REV. 925 (1994).
Abandoned But Not Forgotten: The Rights of Elderly People in State Psychiatric Institutions, 19 N.Y.U. REV. OF L. AND SOC. CHANGE 273 (1992).
Homeless But Not Helpless: Legal Issues in the Care of Homeless People with Mental Illness, 45 JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES 91 (Winter 1989).
Advocating for Freedom: The Community Placement of Elders From State Psychiatric Hospitals,
co-authored with Elizabeth Jones, 1989 CLEARINGHOUSE REVIEW 444 (1989).
Zoning, Real Estate and Related Issues, Presidential Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, D.C., paper published in conference proceedings (February 1988).
Legal Barriers to Access: The Unmet Health Care Needs of Homeless People, paper commissioned by the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. (May 1987).
Homeless Mentally Ill People: No Longer Out of Sight and Out of Mind, 3 HUMAN RIGHTS ANN. 331 (1986).
Recent Zoning Cases Uphold the Establishment of Group Homes for the Mentally Retarded, 18 CLEARINGHOUSE REVIEW 515 (1984).