Disability Law

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Credit Hours:
2 Credit Hours

Prerequsities: RCC. Disability Law examines laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability with particular emphasis on Titles I, II, and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988 and Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Substantive areas that will be covered include efforts to combat discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, housing, and education, as well as efforts to curb disability-based discrimination in the provision of health care services, in accessing places of public accommodation and by public entities. Students will explore the ways in which the law has attempted to protect individuals against disability discrimination as well as examine continued challenges individuals with disabilities encounter despite existing legal protections. The course will be an elective course in the Health Law Certificate program and in the Employment & Labor Law Concentration.

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