Disability Law

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 19/44
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date




1410-1530 WB103

Course Description

The disability rights movement has, over the past half-century, brought about landmark legislation at local, state and federal levels. Unfortunately, a genuine opportunity to achieve fully self-actualizing, productive and dignified lives remains beyond the reach of many people with disabilities. This course will examine federal laws and judicial interpretations thereof in order to understand their theoretical and policy justifications, their impact and their limitations. Contexts examined will likely include lower and higher education, employment, government services, and public accommodations. The statutes that we will study will likely include the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex with Paper Option

Description: Flex examination at end of the semester, with a paper option that would be due on or before noon (EST) on May 9th (the day before the last day of the exam period). Students seeking to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must submit a timely Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office via the forms library on LawWeb by February 26th..

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124218639

Modified Type: Lecture

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: Democracy and Civil Rights , Employment and Labor Law , Health Law

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