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Fall 2023

Course Description
The law of disability discrimination and accommodations is relevant to huge numbers of your future clients including most employers, most businesses open to the public, real estate developers, condominium associations, and educational institutions. This course will provide an introduction to the relevant requirements and causes of action We will primarily focus on the contexts of housing and employment, but also do some examples from education and public accommodations. The course also will allow you to improve your skills at interpreting modern dense statutes and regulations. Finally, some of the causes of action are used for cases involving discrimination based on race/ethnicity, sex and religion, so provides a good introduction to courses in housing or employment discrimination.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-21-2023 - 11-29-2023   MW  11:00 AM-12:20 PM A110A

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Method of Evaluation: Final exam and class participation.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Blended (part residential and part online)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: The Law of Disability Discrimination
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Ruth Colker, Paul D. Grossman
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: Eighth Edition
    ISBN: 9780769882017
  • Textbook Name: Law of Disability Discrimination Handbook: Statutes and Regulatory Guidance
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Ruth Colker, Paul D. Grossman
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: Eighth Edition
    ISBN: 9780769882031
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Information on Required Materials and the assignments for the first four class meeting are available on the course page. The Memo containing logistical nformation will be posted by mid-day Wednesday 8/16

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Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-3914
Office: G368