Course Description

601:595. DISABILITY LAW (3)


This course surveys the significant laws that protect the civil rights of people with disabilities, with a primary focus on the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the cases that interpret them.  The Individuals With Disabilities in Education Act and the Fair Housing Act will also be addressed in lesser detail.  In addition to the covering the doctrine that governs disability discrimination in the United States, the course will also explore the reasons why the disability laws have diverged from traditional Title VII doctrine and the benefits and limitations of the model of discrimination that is encompassed in the disability discrimination laws.