Rights of Persons/Disabilities
- Class number: 19128
- Term: Spring 2011
Focuses on a rapidly growing and changing aspect of law. The course begins by exploring the meaning of 'qualified individual with a disability' under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act and by exploring theories of disability discrimination under the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act including individual disparate treatment, failing to provide reasonable accommodations, and discriminatory qualifications standards. The course then considers discrimination in post-secondary education under the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act as well as the prohibition of discrimination in the provision of programs and services by state and municipal governments. Accessibility requirements also are addressed. Additional topics which may be covered depending on student interest include the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, insurance, and the rights of newborns with disabilities. Fundamentals of statutory construction, litigation strategy, and statistical methods of proof are emphasized. Numerous unresolved legal issues are addressed throughout the course. All students are required to write a substantial paper. The required paper qualifies for upper class writing credit.
- Date: Tuesday 2:00-5:00PM
- Location: Starr Hall Room 112
- Catalog number-Section number: 7900-01
- Course Type: Seminar
- Prerequisites: May Satisfy Writing Req.
- Credits (min/max): 3/3
- Notes: This class ordinarily meets in ST112 on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:45 with a 15 minute break at 3:15. However, in order to provide you with substantive knowledge early in the semester there will be two class meetings on Saturday, January 29th. In addition, I have scheduled an extended final class meeting on Tuesday, April 26th in order to provide opportunities to discuss your papers in class. I will let you know in the first class where these double class and extended meetings will take place. There will be no class meetings April 5, 12 & 19 in order to provide you with time to improve your second draft for submission by April 19th. The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act will not be covered in this course this term due to the presentation of the seminar on Special Education Law. Students with this particular interest may wish to take the Special Education Law course.
- Enrollment status: Open
- Current enrollment/capacity: 11/18
- Reserve population/capacity: 0/0
- Waitlist enrollment/capacity: 0/50
- Grade basis: Graded
- Satisifies Writing Requirement: UCWR
- Exam type: NO EXAM