Disability Law


Course Code:
LAW 7018
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


(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. Special Instructions: Grades will be based on class participation and a long independent research paper for Research (R) credit. The student must consult with the instructor on the paper's topic, scope and format. Elements used in grading: Class participation (50%), long independent research paper (50%).

Future Offerings

2016-2017 Spring

Disability Law LAW 7018 Section 01 Class #31926

  • 3 Units

Notes: R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

  • Mon Wed

Past Offerings

2014-2015 Autumn

Disability: Law, Human Rights and Justice LAW 644 Section 01 Class #29520

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 25

Notes: Writing Requirement for Law Degree.

Disability: Law, Human Rights and Justice LAW 644 Section 02 Class #29521

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent

Notes: Research Requirement for Law Degree.

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