An introduction to the newest and most quickly developing area of civil rights law. The course will focus on discrimination against persons with disabilities in employment, state and local governmental services, public accommodations, and other areas of community integration, such as housing and travel. The course covers the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act as well as touches upon other federal laws, such as the Fair Housing Act and Air Carriers Access Act.
|Course Format||Lecture and class discussion of hypothetical problems related to this issue.|
|Written Assignments||Accessibility study of a place of public accommodation/field research of entity=s compliance with an aspect of the ADA.|
|Type of Exam||Take-home Essay Exam|
|Basis for grading||Field Assignments - 40% Final Examination - 60%|