Accessibility

RebLaw strives to provide an inclusive and accessible environment for people with a diverse range of experiences, needs, and identities. To further the accessibility of RebLaw, we provide  a Code of Conduct to which we ask Reblaw attendees to adhere and a list of resources to help attendees navigate the conference experience.

Code of Conduct

We hope that conference attendees who join us for the weekend will adhere to the following principles of inclusion and respect that draw in large part from the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference:

During the talk back portion of panels and the participation portion of workshops,  please be aware of your influence on other attendees and on your space. Please do not inhibit the ability of other attendees to participate in panels and workshops. Consider whether your comments leave enough time for others to speak, and whether you may cause others to feel attacked or isolated. Be aware of power dynamics such as race, gender, and class that have historically encouraged some to speak up and discouraged others from speaking, and please compensate for these power dynamics when participating in shared spaces.

Respect service and facilities staff members who work for the law school. They help make the conference run. Please acknowledge the work they put into the conference and thank them when they provide you with assistance.

 Please help us maintain clear walkways in all conference spaces and avoid sitting on the floor near exits.

Workshop monitors may close the doors of a session once it at capacity for safety and access reasons. Please respect our community safety and accessibility needs by not entering a session once it is full.

Please be scent/fragrance-free to the extent that you are able to, so that beloved community members with chemical sensitivities can attend the conference. We know that scented products, including essential oils, perfumes, and hair products, can be an important part of one’s identity, and we don’t require you to refrain from using those products. However, we ask all participants who will be in shared conference spaces over the weekend to recognize how using certain products can create access barriers for others wishing to use the same spaces.

Because flashing lights can trigger seizures or other symptoms, we ask that you avoid wearing or carrying decorative flashing lights and avoid flash photography. If you must use a flash, please check with people around you first. Please do not flash overhead lights on and off in any conference spaces.

Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas. Please smoke outside of the law school on Wall Street at least 25 feet away from the front archway of the law school.

How are you feeling today?

If you are attending RebLaw, we welcome you to wear a sticker on your nametag that indicates your preferences for socializing with other conference participants. They will  be available at the registration desk throughout the day.

Each color means the following:

Green: I am open and welcome to socializing with other attendants!

Yellow: I would prefer to interact with as few people as possible. If I don’t already know you, this is not a good time to approach me.

Red: I would prefer to not engage in conversation with anyone at this time. 

Resources 

Below, you will find information about resources to help you navigate the conference experience. If you have further questions, please ask at the registration table in Room 122 or ask a RebLaw volunteer for assistance.

Meals

RebLaw provides meals throughout the conference. Refer to your RebLaw program to learn which meals RebLaw provides. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options will be available at all RebLaw meals. For questions about meals, feel free to speak with the food service staff or RebLaw volunteers staffing meal shifts. If you have any other dietary requests, please contact reblaw@yale.edu.

During meal times, please feel empowered to go to the front of the food line if for any reason you cannot stand in line or ask a conference staff person for assistance getting food.

Interpretation and language access

If you need ASL interpretation or a language translator, please contact reblaw@yale.edu. We will have ASL interpretation provided for select panels and workshops. We cannot guarantee ASL interpretation or language translation to on-site registrants.

Childcare

You can find licensed childcare providers using the below links.

A lactation room is located in room 315A. To enter the lactation room, you must ask for a key at the registration table. If you are unsure how to find the lactation room, ask a RebLaw volunteer for help.

Navigating the law school building

A map of the law school is included at the end of your RebLaw program and can be found here.

All conference programming takes place in wheelchair-accessible spaces. You can find more information about the physical accessibility of RebLaw spaces here

The bathrooms on the second-floor of YLS and in the basement by the dining hall are designated “All-Gender.” There is also a single-stall gender-neutral bathroom by the basement bathrooms.

A lactation room is located in room 315A. To enter the lactation room, you must ask for a key at the registration table. If you are unsure how to find the lactation room, ask a RebLaw volunteer for help.

A prayer room is located in room L390C, which is across the courtyard from the main hallway of the law school in L entryway. If you are unsure how to find the prayer room, ask a RebLaw volunteer for help.

Navigating the New Haven area:

The law school is located at 127 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, in downtown New Haven. You can access a map of downtown New Haven here.

Free shuttles to the East Rock neighborhood will pick up at the law school’s main entrance, starting at 6pm and departing every half hour until 12:30am. Free shuttles to the Wooster Square neighborhood will pick up from the same location, starting at 6:15pm and departing every half hour until 12:45am.  

Yale University has its own free shuttle system that you are welcome to use.

Connecticut Transit is our local public transportation system and has several area buses. 

MetroTaxi has wheelchair-accessible cabs.

Mental Health Spaces

A silent space will be located in room 110 of the law school starting on Friday at 3PM and extending throughout the course of the conference. You are welcome to use this space when you need to take time for yourself or when silence would serve you for any reason. Drawing supplies will be available and cookies may be provided as well.

A Yale chaplain will be available to talk confidentially one-on-one at the Law School in room 112 on Friday from 3PM to 5PM.

Chaplains will also be available for scheduled appointments to talk confidentially between 9am and 5pm on Friday in the Chaplain’s Office.  If you would like to speak to a chaplain, feel free to call the Chaplain’s Office at 203-431-1128. The office is located at 300 College Street, on the Corner of College and Chapel Street. It is in the basement of Bingham Hall, Entryway D. 

If you have feedback, questions, or suggestions, please contact reblaw@yale.edu