Chris Hansen Talk: Insights from Four Decades at the ACLU
9/11/2013, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Vanderbilt University Law School (Google map of this location)
"From Willowbrook to Myriad Insights from Four Decades at the ACLU"
ACLU Senior National Staff Counsel Chris Hansen started his public interest career in the early 1970s, fighting for the rights of developmentally disabled persons being kept under deplorable conditions in the Willowbrook State School -- a fight that led to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act. He retired in 2013, just after winning the high-stakes battle to prevent corporations from patenting human genes.
Mr. Hansen will discuss his extraordinary career in the public interest, with a focus on its relevance to the next generation of lawyers.
Lunch will be served.