(Formerly Law 644) This is a survey course of disability rights law, with an emphasis on federal and state statutes and case law, and some exposure to international human rights law. Areas of concentration are employment, government services, public accommodations, education, housing, mental health treatment and involuntary commitment, and personal autonomy. We will review such statutes as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Rehabilitation Act (Sec. 504), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Fair Housing Act Amendments, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The course examines disability from a civil and human rights perspective. Elements used in grading: Grades will be based on class participation (50%), and either several short reflection papers (50%) – Section 01 or a long independent research paper (50%) – Section 02. The student must consult with the instructor on the paper's topic, scope and format. After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from Section 01 into Section 02, which meets the R requirement, with consent of the instructor.
Disability: Law, Human Rights and Justice LAW 644 Section 01 Class #29520
Notes: Writing Requirement for Law Degree.
Disability: Law, Human Rights and Justice LAW 644 Section 02 Class #29521
Notes: Research Requirement for Law Degree.