This course will offer a history of the disability rights movement through a survey of federal disability law. Readings will include primary and secondary materials on such federal legislation as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended in 2008), IDEA, and other federal protections against disability-based discrimination. Students will be expected to write a substantial (25 pages or more) paper on an underdeveloped or controversial aspect of disability law and present this paper to the class in the final weeks of the semester. Grading will be based on the final paper plus class attendance and participation. No exam. Enrollment limited to 15.
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