Disability Law

Details

Course Code:
LAW 7018
Units:
3
Grading:
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail

Description

(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.

Current Offerings

2016-2017 Spring

Disability Law LAW 7018 Section 01 Class #31926

  • 3 Units
  • Mon Wed
  • Room: William H. Neukom building 104

Disability Law LAW 7018 Section 02 Class #35358

  • 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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