Law review article published by SDMNY Project Director, Kristin Booth Glen in the Cardozo Law Review, which was first presented at the Symposium on Personhood and Civic Engagement by People with Disabilities. Locating personhood within the human right of legal capacity, and positing guardianship in diametric opposition, this Article attempts to describe some of the lessons I have learned in the first year of an ongoing experiment in implementing legal capacity through supported decision-making (SDM). Demonstrating the success of this pilot project, the first in New York and the most extensive in the United States, is critical to influencing advocacy and legislative reform to promote and protect personhood. But first, some background.The article describes some of the lessons the SDMNY Project Director has learned in the first year of an ongoing experiment in implementing legal capacity through SDM.
This and other articles published as part of the Cardozo Law Review's issue on its 2017 legal personhood symposium are also available here: http://cardozolawreview.com/volume-39-issue-2/.