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Eve Hill, Esq.

March 11, 2017

9:00 AM

 

Eve is a Partner at the law firm of Brown Goldstein & Levy.  She is a nationally known disability rights advocate and expert on disability rights law.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hill was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she was a member of the Civil Rights Division’s leadership team and was responsible for oversight of the Division’s disability rights enforcement, educational civil rights enforcement, Title VI interagency coordination and the American Indian Working Group.  Highlights of Ms. Hill’s work at the Department include participating as part of the negotiating team for the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled; testifying before Senate Committees on disability rights issues; enforcing ADA requirements for websites and other digital technology; implementing Olmstead community integration requirements in residential, employment and education settings; and enforcing civil rights in education, law enforcement, public services, and health care contexts. 

 

Previously, Ms. Hill served as Senior Vice President of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, where she was responsible for the Institute’s disability civil rights work.  Ms. Hill was the founding Director of the Washington DC Office of Disability Rights, a Cabinet-level DC government agency.  Prior to joining the District, she was Executive Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles.  She was also a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Loyola Law School and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California School of Law and Loyola Marymount University School of Education.   

 

Ms. Hill started her disability rights work at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Section.  Before joining the Justice Department, Ms. Hill was an associate with the Washington, D.C. firm of Pierson Semmes & Bemis.  Ms. Hill is the co-author of a treatise and casebook on Disability Civil Rights Law and Policy, as well as law review articles on disability rights.   Ms. Hill received her J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School, which recently presented her its Exemplary Public Service Award.

 

Ms. Hill will share thoughts on educational civil rights and address the path forward for students with disabilities through the lens of what needs to be accomplished and a recognition of our history. She will touch on the potential impact and strategy for such timely issues as the recent Fry and Endrew F. decisions, public schools investment and the choice movement, Olmstead, WIOA, and transition. 

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