March 8, 2019 |

Natalie M. Chin is an Associate Professor of Law at the City University of New York and Co-Director of the Disability and Aging Justice Clinic (DAJC). The DAJC represents low-income New Yorkers in a range of issues including prisoners’ rights; securing due process protections in areas that include guardianship; alternatives to guardianship; and disability-based discrimination. Prior to joining CUNY’s faculty, Professor Chin was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Law and Faculty Director of the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic at Brooklyn Law School, where she created and developed the first law school clinic that advocates for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. During her tenure at BLS, the clinic represented clients in federal, state and administrative proceedings. Students advocated on a range of issues, including the right to maintain sexual autonomy, discrimination in access to health care, deaf discrimination, administrative appeals to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, parental rights, and ensuring that the due process rights of adults with intellectual disabilities was protected in 17-A guardianship proceedings.

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