Tim Gulbranson, a third-year law student and editor of the Drake Law Review, will be moderating a panel at the 2015 American Association of Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting. The topic, “Employment Discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act at 25 Years,” will be a part of the Disability Law and Employment Discrimination Law Joint Program.
The purpose of the panel is to reflect on the development and impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on its twenty-fifth anniversary. Introductory remarks will be made by Senator Tom Harkin.
“For a law student to moderate any panel at the AALS Annual Meeting is remarkable,” says Keith Miller, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law and faculty advisor for the Drake Law Review. “But this is no ordinary panel. This panel features leading academics on employment and disability discrimination, and has a United States Senator delivering remarks.”
Leading experts will cover various aspects of the topic, including future directions of the ADA, the past and future of the reasonable accommodation provision, how health and disability interact in the workplace, and more.
Stephen F. Befort, University of Minnesota Law School
Ruth Colker, The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Chai R. Feldblum, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Arlene S. Kanter, Syracuse University College of Law
Nicole B. Porter, University of Toledo College of Law
Jessica Roberts, University of Houston Law Center
Deborah A. Widiss, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Papers from the panel will be published in the 63rd issue of the Drake Law Review, forthcoming in 2015.
Drake Law Review ranks in the top 30 journals in citations by the courts for 2013. From 2004-2011, Drake Law Review ranked among the nation's top law journals as one of the 45 most-cited legal periodicals by courts.
Gulbranson is originally from Stuart, Iowa, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa. As editor in chief of Drake Law Review, Gulbranson is ultimately responsible for ensuring the law review publishes four, quarterly issues during the calendar year.
Each issue contains between 4-6 professionally written articles and two student-written notes. The editing process involves countless hours of hard work by 23 junior staff (of second-year students) and a 14-member Editorial Board of third-year students.
“My law review experience has been incredible,” says Gulbranson. “It has improved my writing, research, and editing abilities, which will be invaluable in my professional career, and has also provided me with the opportunity to work directly with some of the most well-known and highly respected legal scholars in their respective fields.”
It was through a visiting speaker at Drake Law that Gulbranson was asked to moderate the panel.
“Professor Onwuachi-Willig, who leads the AALS division organizing the panel, asked me to introduce the panelists and moderate the discussion,” says Gulbranson. “The opportunity to represent Drake Law School, and specifically the Drake Law Review, at a national level is an experience I am very excited about.”
“This is an incredible honor and I am very proud of Tim and the Law Review,” says Miller. “His participation reflects the high esteem in which the Drake Law Review is held by the legal academy and the profession.”
For those attending the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., this session will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 10:30 a.m.
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