Law Review to Host Dr. Temple Grandin in February

January 12, 2017

Grandin-postcardTexas A&M Law Review will present Dr. Temple Grandin ​at a roundtable discussion with Dr. Bonnie Beaver from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Sciences and Professor Heidi Hurd from the University of Illinois College of Law on February 24, 2017.

Dr. Grandin is a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University who revolutionized how animals are handled in commercial agriculture. The discussion will focus on the challenges faced in translating advances in science into the legal system. In addition to being well-known for her scientific work, Dr. Grandin has changed how people view those with autism. She was diagnosed with autism as a toddler and became a renowned advocate for people with autism. Her book, “Emergence: Labeled Autistic,” changed the common view of autism as a “death sentence to achievement or productivity.” Her life was the subject of the 2010 HBO movie, Temple Grandin, starring Claire Daines.

The presentation and roundtable will be held in the Magnolia Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Fort Worth from 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Event attendance is by invitation only.

- Article by Jennifer Nassar, Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University School of Law