November 13-14, 2015 at Albany Hilton


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Keynote Speaker – Martin Guggenheim

Martin Guggenheim is the Fiorello LaGuardia professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law where he co-directs the Family Defense Clinic. He is a founding member of the ABA’s Steering Committee for the Parental Representation Project. He is a well-known scholar and litigator in the field of children and the law. Among his books is What’s Wrong with Children’s Rights (Harvard University Press 2007).

Luncheon Speaker –  Rachel Godsil

Rachel D. Godsil is the Eleanor Bontecou Professor of Law at Seton Hall University.  Her teaching and research interests include civil rights, cons-
titutional law, property, land use, environmental justice, and education.

She is Co-Founder of and Research Director for the Perception Institute, a national consortium of social scientists, law professors, and advocates focusing on the role of the mind sciences in law, policy, and institutional practices.


Panel Speaker – Carl Hart

Carl Hart is an Associate Professor at Columbia University. He has also published nearly 100 scientific articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology. His recent book, “High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society,” was the 2014 winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Fast Company magazine named Hart one of Most Creative People for 2014. He has consulted with counsel and testified on behalf of parents charged with neglect based on drug use. Dr. Hart will join the Defending Clients with Allegations of Substance Abuse (Sat. 9:00-10:15) panel.

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