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Release: Jan. 31, 2002

Law, Health Policy & Disability Center Conducts Audio Conference

The Law, Health Policy & Disability Center at the University of Iowa College of Law is conducting a national audio conference on recent U.S. Supreme Court interpretations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) beginning at noon Thursday, Jan. 31. Leading ADA experts Peter Blanck, UI law professor, and Bobby Silverstein will discuss the implications of the Court's ADA decisions and will be joined by colleagues including UI law professor Leonard Sandler, and ADA lawyer Mark Zaiger,

Participants in the audio conference series include people from 18 states representing federal, state, and local agencies. The discussions will bring together national experts and front-line implementers to share research findings, best practice strategies, and policy developments and analysis.

The Center's 2002 "Leadership Challenges on Employment Policy Audio Conference Series" will cover a range of employment policies and practice challenges that impact Americans with disabilities nationwide. For more about other Center activities, see the Center's Web site at http://www.its.uiowa.edu/law.

REPORTERS: For more information on the audio series, contact James Schmeling at (319) 335-8458.