Silvia Yee



Silvia is DREDF's first International Law Fellow and is also active in DREDF's domestic national litigation and policy areas. She has worked in private commercial practice, and with the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta in Canada, where she published on the topics of Canadian Health Care Standards and the extent of the nursing profession's legal authority. She received her L.L.B. from the University of Alberta, and clerked with the Honorable Justice William Stevenson at the Alberta Court of Appeal. Yee came to the United States to pursue graduate studies in musicology at the University of California, Berkeley after receiving her B. Mus. and M.A. at the University of Alberta, and first became involved with DREDF during preparations for the Principles to Practice Symposium held in October, 2000. She is particularly interested in issues raised by the comparison of different models of equality and justice underlying disability anti-discrimination laws, and in the applicability to disability discrimination of historically evolving social-psychological theories of prejudice.