Course Details

Disability Law Seminar

The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990 as a key civil rights law to help persons with disabilities obtain access to employment, government facilities and programs at all levels, transportation and most public accommodations. The ADA was amended in 2008 to overrule several Supreme Court decisions that had restricted the Act¿s definition of disability. Through analysis of case law, topical articles and guest appearances this course will examine the ADA, as well as other legal protections for people with disabilities, and explore how our disability laws have succeeded or failed to fulfill their promise. The course will also address growing international developments in disability law and policy. Each student is expected to select a topic of particular interest to him or her, perform an in-depth review of the law related to that topic, and write a paper on the subject. The instructor will work individually with each student to prepare a final paper. Teaching Methods: Demonstrations, Discussion, Lecture Evaluation Methods: Class Participation, Research Paper Course Materials: Disability Civil Rights Law & Policy: Third Edition, (Blanck, et. al.), ISBN: 978-0-314-27976-7

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 658
Practice Areas: Property Practice AreaTort Law Practice Area
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class,  3 draft degree req may be met with class,  Consult Professor about writing requirements


Course History

Spring 2017
Title: Disability Law Seminar
Faculty: Gilbert, Jeffrey
Gettleman, Robert W. (courses | profile)
Coustan, Hillary Weiss (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 12     Actual: 9

Spring 2016
Title: Disability Law Seminar
Faculty: Gilbert, Jeffrey
Gettleman, Robert W. (courses | profile)
Coustan, Hillary Weiss (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 12     Actual: 12

Spring 2015
Title: Disability Law Seminar
Faculty: Waterstone, Michael
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 19