All events are in Central time unless specified.

Celebrating Neurodiversity in The Legal Profession

12:00 pm–1:00 pm
McCollum Hall Room: 113
Additional Info: LAW
Meghan Rivera, (402) 472-5130,
We invite all 2Ls and 3Ls to join us in Room 113 on Thursday, August 25 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for a live webinar being presented by the Nebraska State Bar Association. Lunch will be provided. The program, “Celebrating Neurodiversity in the Legal Profession,” will be the first in a series of events on neurodiversity and disability offered at the law college this year. We will offer a second event in September for 1Ls to view the program.

All students, regardless of neurotype, are welcome and encouraged to attend. As attorneys, you are certain to encounter clients and coworkers who are neurodivergent, and many of you will one day be in a position to interview, hire, and manage people. Understanding neurodiversity is a key part of becoming a culturally competent, inclusive leader. Following the program, we will have 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

Program Description

No two brains are the same. An estimated 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent, including those with autism, ADHD, mental health disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, or acquired brain differences. Given this prevalence, why are conversations around neurodiversity nonetheless so difficult, especially in the context of law practice? In this CLE, Haley Moss will unpack the nuances surrounding ableism, accommodations, navigating disclosure, advocating for ourselves and others, and building accessibility into our understanding of “inclusion” and access to justice. Come prepared for lightbulb moments, and leave feeling more empowered to tackle stigma.

About the Speaker

Diagnosed with autism at the age of three, Haley Moss’s parents were told that she might not ever finish high school or earn a driver’s license. Today she is a lawyer, neurodiversity expert, keynote speaker, educator, and the author of four books that guide neurodivergent individuals through professional and personal challenges. Haley is a consultant to top corporations and nonprofits that seek her guidance in creating a diverse workplace, and a sought-after commentator on disability rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The first openly autistic lawyer in Florida, Haley’s books include “Great Minds Think Differently: Neurodiversity for Lawyers and Other Professionals” (ABA Book Publishing; June 2021), “The Young Autistic Adult’s Independence Handbook” (Jessica Kingsley Publishers; November 2021), “A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders” (Jessica Kingsley Publishers; October 2014), and “Middle School — The Stuff Nobody Tells You About: A Teenage Girl With High-Functioning Autism Shares Her Experiences” (AAPC Publishing; March 2010) Her articles have appeared in outlets including the Washington Post, Teen Vogue, GQ, Bustle, Fast Company, Law 360 Pulse, and the ABA Journal.

Haley earned her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law with numerous honors. Admitted to the Florida Bar in 2019, she is the recipient of awards including the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division’s Breaking Barriers Award (2021), D-30 Disability Impact List (2021), Road Less Traveled Award from Ms. JD (2020), Outstanding Self-Advocate Award from University of Miami — Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (2018), and Publix Self-Advocate of the Year from the Palm Beach County Special Needs Advisory Coalition (2018).

Haley lives in Miami, Florida and is a fan of YA fiction, Taylor Swift, drawing and painting, and video games.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 24 at noon and email regarding any dietary restrictions. Students who would like to submit questions for the speaker in advance may email Professor Stefanie Pearlman at

Any faculty or administrators planning to attend who would like to receive CLE credit should register online.

Download this event to my calendar