Disability Law

SLN #: 12908
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 007
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Dooley;Daly-Rooney

Course Description:
Lawyers and their use of the tools of lawyering have secured and now protect the civil rights of people with disabilities. This course will consider how the law has furthered the full participation of people with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, housing, governmental services (including education), and travel. We will analyze the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Fair Housing Act Amendments, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. As Disability Law is a rapidly evolving body of law, we will develop a foundation of the elements of the legal claims available under these statutes and study selected recent judicial decisions expanding the body of disability rights law.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: In-class presentation is required summarizing results of research of an entity’s ADA compliance of a specific requirement of the student’s choice.
Participation Points: Participation points awarded
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.