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Athletic Hall of Fame

Peter Blanck

Dr. Peter Blanck


At Rochester:

  • Lettered in squash over four-year period
  • Elected Most Improved Player (MIP) sophomore year
  • Elected team co-captain as a junior and senior
  • Was named MVP of the team as a junior and senior
  • Finished with winning records each year
  • Moved from player position to number 9 to 2 on the team
  • Helped team crack into the top 20 rankings in his junior and senior year
  • Won several Rochester City Squash tournaments, individually in 1976, 1977 and was a part of the U of R team City Champions
  • Published articles in peer-reviewed professional science journals as undergraduate with University Miron Zuckerman
  • Published in peer-reviewed science journal undergraduate U of R Honors Thesis
  • Graduated with a B.A. in psychology, Magna Cum Laude


  • Received a Juris Doctorate from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University
  • Member of Harvard Graduate Squash Team, 1980-1982
  • Member of the Stanford Graduate Squash Team, 1986-1989
  • Member of the Washington, D.C. Club Squash Team, 1989-1990
  • Currently is a University Professor at Syracuse University
  • Is chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at SU, which is an organization to advance civic, economic, and social participation of person with disabilities in a global society
  • Has written over 150 articles and books on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related laws, receiving more than $15 million in grants to study disability law and policy
  • Board member of the National Organization on Disability, Disability Rights Law Center, and Disability Rights Advocates, and a trustee of YAI-National Institute for People with Disabilities Network
  • Practiced law at the Washington, D.C. firm Covington & Burling prior to teaching