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About Alan L. Yatvin

Alan L. Yatvin is a former national chair of legal advocacy for the Association, and a former member of the Association’s national board of directors. He is a co-author of Diabetes Care in the School Setting: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association and Care of Young Children With Diabetes in the Child Care Setting: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association, both of which were published in the journal Diabetes Care. He frequently represents students with diabetes and their parents and speaks on the rights of students with diabetes to groups of parents, medical professionals, lawyers, educators and legislators.

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Diabetes and Policing

December 22, 2020 12:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Alan Yatvin’s work insuring that police respond appropriately to persons with diabetes is highlighted in the January 2014 issue of the American Diabetes Association’s magazine, Diabetes Forecast.  Click here to read the story.


The Bar Exam — Does it Pass the Test?

November 24, 2020 11:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In the Spring my friend Julianne Romy received her L.L.M., magna cum laude, from Fordham Law School. Unfortunately, thanks to Covid-19, her New York City job offer evanesced and her visa along with it. So in August she was on her way home to France. In October she took the New York Bar Exam remotely from Paris, where she was taking a French Bar course. As we near the release of the New York Bar results, I share this 1983 essay in her honor. July 27, 1983, Somewhere in New Jersey.  I am aboard Amtrak’s Garden State Special from Philadelphia...

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World Serious

October 21, 2020 2:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In this season of the Major League Baseball World Series, I am sharing a confession I wrote in October 1985.  The New York Times took a pass, but I did get a lovely note from the opinion page editor.  Those were the days. With the World Series upon us, it is time for me to come out of the closet and confess a shameful membership — men who are not baseball fans. During the early weeks of the season it was no big deal. As the season progressed, though, I was slowly edged into the backfield of my peer group. ...

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Brown v. Board of Education at 65

May 17, 2019 2:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

65 years ago the Supreme Court of the United States issued the decision in Brown v. Board of Education, a historic decision on desegregation in public education, outlawing so-called separate but equal discrimination in public education.   One might think that the issue was well-settled, but Brown is once again in the news.  As a Washington Post op-ed noted yesterday:  “More than two dozen of President Trump’s judicial nominees have declined to answer whether Brown v. Board of Education was properly decided.” On the 50th anniversary of the Brown decision, I wrote an essay for Philadelphia’s newspaper serving the legal community, The...

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January 22, 1973, at about 10 AM

January 22, 2019 10:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Memory is strange.  My son, Dan, has a savant-like ability to precisely place and describe even the most mundane events, going back to nursery school.  My recall of even important moments is foggier.  Unlike most people born before 1960, I do not remember where I was when I learned that John F. Kennedy had been shot. However, one very distinct memory I have from my youth is where I was on January 22, 1973, at about 10 AM.


On the passing of Linda Brown: Remembering Brown v. Board of Education

March 27, 2018 12:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, Linda Brown of Topeka, Kansas, passed away at age 75.  Brown was an educational consultant, civil rights activist and public speaker.  But to many she was also the face of a historic decision on desegregation in public education. In 1950, then seven year old Linda Brown asked her father, Oliver, why she had to make a long walk across train tracks and a busy street to catch a bus to an elementary school across town, when the Sumner Elementary School, attended by her friends from the integrated neighborhood in which she lived, was just four...

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