Course Details

Disability Law

More than 50 million Americans have disabilities, even as the population just begins to age significantly. 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 unduly restricted the Act, and to enable persons with disabilities to bring their cases to court more easily. This seminar will explore how our disability laws have succeeded or failed to fulfill their promise. Through analysis of case law, topical articles and guest appearances, we also will examine closely the 2008 amendments to the Act in this evolving, dynamic area of the law. 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 instructors will work individually with each student to prepare a final paper. Students¿ progress will be tracked through class discussion, informed reaction papers and individual sessions with the instructors (Judges Robert Gettleman and Jeffrey Gilbert of the Northern District of Illinois; and Hillary Weis Coustan, counsel at Massey & Gail and adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago Law School).

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 2023
Title: Disability Law
Faculty: Morgan, Jamelia (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 26