Disability Law

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/44
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 1130-1250
  • WB103
01/25/2022 04/28/2022

Course Description

The disability rights movement has, over the past half-century, brought about landmark legislation at the local, state, federal and international level. Unfortunately, however, 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 primarily federal laws, and judicial interpretations thereof, in order to understand the theoretical and policy justifications for such laws, their positive impact, and their limitations. Contexts will likely include employment, government services, public accommodations, healthcare, housing, and education. The statutes that we will study will likely include the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Affordable Care Act.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
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 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 28th.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Health Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM