Adjunct Professor Kim Swain is the Managing Attorney in the Bay Area Regional Office of Disability Rights California, California's Protection and Advocacy System. She works on a broad range of disability civil rights issues, specializing in securing community housing and services for people with disabilities who are institutionalized in nursing facilities and other state-funded institutions. She has litigated a number of class action and other lawsuits involving deinstitutionalization, challenging budget cuts to critical community services and fair housing cases involving the rights of people with disabilities to live in housing of their choice with the supports they need.
Professor Swain is currently teaching Disability Rights at UC Hastings College of the Law and formerly taught at UC Davis School of Law. She has been a trainer or presenter on legal skills and substantive law issues at numerous local and national conferences.