Michael Ashley Stein | Director
Michael Stein holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. Co-founder and Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, as well as Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria Faculty of Law, Centre for Human Rights, and formerly Professor at William & Mary Law School, he has also taught at NYU and Stanford Law School. An internationally acclaimed expert on disability law and policy, Stein participated in the drafting of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, works with disabled persons organizations around the world, actively consults with international governments on their disability laws and policies, and advises a number of United Nations bodies.
- HIPAA vs Ethical Care: Accounting for Privacy With Neuropsychiatric Impairments. The law presumes that individuals are rational. But what about when the patient has neuropsychiatric impairments that hinder judgement?
- Articles on the inclusion of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in clinical trials:
- Supported decision-making can advance clinical research participation for people with disabilities. Nature Medicine, October 21, 2022.
- Excluding People With Disabilities From Clinical Research: Eligibility Criteria Lack Clarity and Justification. Health Affairs, October, 2022.
- An externalist, Process-Based Approach to Supported Decision-Making. The American Journal of Bioethics, September 28, 2022.
- Nursing Home Residents Younger Than Age Sixty-Five Are Unique And Would Benefit From Targeted Policy Making. Health Affairs, October, 2022.
- Interview with The Harvard Gazette on the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Disability and Equity at Work (Jody Heymann, Michael Ashley Stein & Gonzalo Moreno eds., Oxford University Press 2014).
- Disability Social Rights ( Michael Ashley Stein & Malcolm Langford eds., Cambridge University Press forthcoming).
- Stein, Michael Ashley. “Disability Human Rights,” 95 California Law Review 75 (2007).