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Impact: Collected Essays On The Threat Of Economic Inequality., New York Law School. Impact For Public Interest Law And The Racial Justice Project. Jan 2015

Impact: Collected Essays On The Threat Of Economic Inequality., New York Law School. Impact For Public Interest Law And The Racial Justice Project.

Racial Justice Project

On April 17, 2015, the Impact Center for Public Interest Law at New York Law School hosted a symposium entitled "Tackling Economic Inequality" to bring together policymakers, advocates, academics, and community members to explore some of the causes and solutions to this growing problem. The essays collected in this volume, written by leading social justice advocates, are published to stimulate continued conversation on this critically important issue.


Simplify You, Classify You: Stigma, Stereotypes And Civil Rights In Disability Classification Systems, Michael L. Perlin Jan 2008

Simplify You, Classify You: Stigma, Stereotypes And Civil Rights In Disability Classification Systems, Michael L. Perlin

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In this paper I consider the question of the extent to which sanism and pretextuality - the factors that contaminate all of mental disability law - do or do not equally contaminate the special education process, and the decision to label certain children as learning disabled. The thesis of this paper is that the process of labeling of children with intellectual disabilities implicates at least five conflicts and clusters of policy issues:

* The need to insure that all children receive adequate education

* The need to insure that the cure is not worse than the illness (that is, that the labeling of a ...


Global Issues In Compensatory Justice: Introduction, Penelope Andrews Jan 1999

Global Issues In Compensatory Justice: Introduction, Penelope Andrews

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Striking The Rock: Confronting Gender Equality In South Africa, Penelope Andrews Jan 1998

Striking The Rock: Confronting Gender Equality In South Africa, Penelope Andrews

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This Article analyzes the status of women's rights in the newly democratic South Africa. It examines rights guaranteed in the Constitution and conflicts between the principle of gender equality and the recognition of indigenous law and institutions. The Article focuses on the South African transition to democracy and theinfluence that feminist agitation at the international level has had on South African women's attempts at political organization. After dissecting the historical position of customary law in South Africa and questioning its place in the new democratic regime, the author argues that, although South African women have benefited from the ...