Aging in the US:  The Next Civil Rights Movement?                                                                                                               


 Conference Schedule
 8:30 - 9:00  Registration and Continental Breakfast  
 9:00 - 9:10

Dean's Welcome
JoAnne A. Epps
Dean, Beasley School of Law, Temple University

                          Nina Kohn
 9:10-9:45                  Keynote Address


           Nina Kohn
           Associate Professor of Law
           Syracuse Law School

               Elder Rights - The Next Civil Rights Movement  
9:45 -11:00                         Healthcare, Self-Determination and Autonomy  
  Naomi Karp
Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Consumer & State Affairs Team
AARP Public Policy Institute
  Michele Mathes                
Director of Education and Research Programs
for Advocacy and the Rights and Interests of the Elderly
Health Care and the Aged: Arguing Equality in the Absence of a Right  
Lois Shepherd                   
Professor of Law, UVA
Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences
Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities
The End of End of Life Law and Ethics
Barbara A. Soniat
Associate Professor of Social Work
Catholic University
Director, Center for Global Aging
Autonomy and Vulnerable Adults


11:15-12:30                              Guardianship, Vulnerability, and Autonomy  
  Alison E. Hirschel
Public Interest/Public Service Faculty Fellow
University of Michigan
Elder Law Attorney
Michigan Poverty Law Program
  Carolyn Dessin
Professor of Law
University of Akron School of Law
Arbitrability and Vulnerability  
  Larry Frolik
Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law
University of Pittsburgh Law School
Guardianship; Vulnerability & Protection versus Autonomy & Independence  
  Elizabeth Loewy
Attorney in Charge
Elder Abuse Unit
Special Victims/Special Prosecutions Bureau
New York County District Attorney’s Office
 Elder Economic Exploitation  
12:30-1:15 Lunch


1:15-2:30                                  Elders, Family, and the State  
  Kathy Mandelbaum
Associate Professor of Law 
Director, Graduate Tax Program
Temple University Beasley School
of Law
  Kim Dayton
Professor of Law
Director of the Center for Elder Justice and Policy
William Mitchell Law School
Municipal Law as the Future of Elder Law?  
  Alicia Kelly
Associate Professor of Law
Widener Law School
The Economics of Caring & Sharing for Elder Couples  
  Debby Kroll
Associate Clinical Professor of Law 
Director, Elderly Law Project 
Temple University Beasley School
of Law
Adult Caregivers in a Rapidly Aging Society  

2:30-3:45                                        Elders and Long-Term Care  
  M.T. Connolly
Director, Life Long Justice
  Eric Carlson
Directing Attorney
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Institutionalized Elders  
  Daniel Redman
Del Martin Memorial LGBT Elder Advocacy Initiative
LGBT Elders and Long-Term Care  
  Evelyn Tenenbaum 
Lawyering Professor
Albany Law School
Professor of Medical Education
Albany Medical College
Reconciling Decision-making Theories to Protect Intimacy Among Demented Nursing Home Patients   
3:45 - 4:00 Break
4:15-5:30                                                     Intersectionality  
Sue Westwood
Keele University, UK
  Peggie R. Smith
Charles Nagel Professor of Law
Washington University in St Louis
Intimacy, Race & Personal Preferences in Home Care  
  Hilary Meyer
Director, National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Federal Policy, Activism and LGBT Older Adults  
  Nancy J. Knauer
I. Herman Stern Professor of Law
Temple University Beasley School
of Law
Critical Theory and Elder Law  
5:30 -  Reception
The Symposium is sponsored by the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review.  Conference papers will be published in a special issue of the Law Review in Spring 2012.  Attendees are eligible to receive up to seven Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Credits, one of which qualifies as Ethics Credit.