Faculty Information

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  • Biography

    B.A., Middlebury College
    J.D., George Washington University National Law Center

    Practiced law with legal services program in Charleston, S.C. Served as staff attorney for New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled. Member and former co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Issues Affecting People with Disabilities. Chair of the board of directors for Disability Advocates, Inc.

Bo​oks

 Books Content Query

  • Disability Law and Practice: Special Education, Assistive Technology and Vocational Rehabilitation, New York State Bar Association, Co-Editor (with Simeon Goldman) (Vol. 1, 2013)

Publications

  • Ethical Issues in Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity, chapter 1 in Disability Law and Practice: Special Education, Assistive Technology and Vocational Rehabilitation (New York State Bar Association, 2013).

  • Disability Law and Practice: Special Education, Assistive Technology and Vocational Rehabilitation, New York State Bar Association, Co-Editor (with Simeon Goldman) (Vol. 1, 2013)

  • Albany Law School’s Civil Rights and Disabilities Law Clinic: Thirty Years of Education and Experience, Government Law and Policy Review Journal, (with Bridgit Burke) Winter 2012.

  • Design, Teach and Manage: Ensuring Educational Integrity in Field Placement Courses, 19 CLIN. L. REV. 115 (2012) (with Liz Ryan Cole)

  • Addressing Problems of Power in Field Placements, 17 Clinical Law Review 145 (2010) (with Robert Seibel)papers.cfm

  • Handling Big Cases in Law School Clinics, or Lessons from My Clinic Sabbatical, 9 Clinical Law Review 879 (2003)

  • Co-Editor, REPRESENTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, 3rd ed. (New York State Bar Association, 2000), and 2003 Supplement

  • Ethical Conflicts in Representing People with Questionable Capacity, in REPRESENTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, 3rd ed. (New York State Bar Association, 2000) (with Patricia W. Johnson), and 2003 Supplement

  • Ethical Conflicts in Representing People with Questionable Capacity, in REPRESENTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, 2nd ed. (New York State Bar Association, 1997) (with Patricia W. Johnson)

  • Facilitated Communication: Can Children with Autism Have a Voice in Court? 6 Maryland Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues 233 (1995)papers.cfm

  • Introduction to Lawyering: Teaching First-Year Students to Think Like Professionals, (with Linda Fitts Mischler) 44 Journal of Legal Education 96 (1994)papers.cfm

  • Ethical Conflicts in Representing People with Questionable Capacity, in REPRESENTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (New York State Bar Association, 1991) 1992-93 Supplement (with Patricia W. Johnson)

  • GUARDIANSHIP FOR PERSONS WHO ARE MENTALLY RETARDED: A MANUAL BY THE NEW YORK STATE COMMISSION ON QUALITY OF CARE FOR THE MENTALLY DISABLED (New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, October 1982)

Forthcoming Publications

  • Chapter, Ethical Issues in Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity, DISABILITY RIGHTS AND LAW, New York State Bar Association, (forthcoming 2013).

Selected Achievements

  • Served as Co-Chair of AALS Clinical Section Externship Committee. 

  • Plenary Panel Presentation, AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, “Outside the In-House Clinic:  Teaching Students to Learn from Practice Settings,” April, 2013.

  • Panel Presentation on Teaching Methods Section Program, “Faculty Collaboration” at AALS Annual Meeting, January 2013.

  • Spoke to the Clinical faculty at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law about expanding field externship opportunities for students on April 2, 2013.

In the News

  • Professor Nancy Maurer was quoted in the State Bar News story on the MacCrate Report, saying, "In my view, the current debate regarding legal education is a continuation of the debate over the gap between legal education and paractice that began with MacCrate . . . .  More recently after the Carnegie report and best practices in 1997, there was renewed emphasis on graduating practice-ready new lawyers and teaching professional values along with doctrine and practice skills."