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Doron Dorfman on Disability Law and Service Animals

Season 1, Ep. 553

In this episode, Doron Dorfman, Associate Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law, discusses his article "Suspicious Species," which will be published in the University of Illinois Law Review. Dorfman begins by observing that there is considerable public outrage about the abuse of disability law to bring animals into places where they are prohibited. He describes the different kinds of animals that are protected by disability law and why they are protected. He reflects on his empirical research into how people perceive and understand the use of service animals. And he explains how to make better policy that will both protect disabled people and their ability to use service animals that provide accommodations, while preventing people from abusing disability law. Dorfman is on Twitter at @DorfmanDoron.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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