LAW-2647 Disability Law

Ms. Sunila Thomas George,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.

As legal, technological, and medical advances make it possible for increasing numbers of people with disabilities to participate in the workforce, the number of discrimination cases filed based on disability and failure to provide a reasonable accommodation is also rising. This course will provide an in-depth discussion of disability discrimination and accommodation rights under both Massachusetts G.L c.151B and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and Olmstead Act, including numerous case studies. In addition, we will examine disability discrimination in housing and places of public accommodation, including architectural barriers. Grade will be based on classroom participation (20%) and exam (multiple choice and essay)(80%).

pointer    Enrollment is limited: 20 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    May Fulfill Legal Writing Requirement

pointer    Final Exam Required

<<Course Updated: March 11, 2016>>