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Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law (Barry University)

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Accessibility Services

Florida A&M University College of Law (Orlando)

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Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR)
667 Ardelia Court
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL 32307
[email protected]
(850) 599-3180
Fax (850) 561-2513
TDD (850) 561-2783

Courses

Employment Discrimination (6549): This course explores barriers to workplace equality and laws designed to remedy discrimination in the workplace including the 14th Amendment, Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, Equal Pay Act and others.

Florida Coastal School of Law (Jacksonville)

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Office of Student Affairs
Lauren Levine, MA, LMHC, Student Services Coordinator
904-256-1166
[email protected]

Courses

Legal Developments in Disability Law (JRM 6541): This course covers the fundamentals of disability law with an emphasis on resources, evaluations, and appeals processes for the business and human resources professional. The main statutory focus will be on the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Disability Law (Law 6515). This course explores the right of individuals with disabilities to be free from discrimination in several major aspects of life including employment, higher education, elementary and secondary education, public accommodations, and housing. The primary legal authorities covered will be the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The course will consider both the traditional civil rights roots of these laws as well as the latest trends unique to disability in this rapidly emerging field of law.

Florida International University College of Law (Miami)

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Disability Resource Center

Welcome to the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at FIU. Our aim is to guide and support students with disabilities throughout their college experience, from transitioning into FIU to graduating from our university, the DRC’s goal is to help you be successful. As your partners in success, we are committed to you. Serving as the one-stop shop for your disability service needs, the DRC provides the resources to facilitate a smooth transition to university life. By providing one-on-one consultation throughout your academic journey, our DRC staff are a specialized resource for you.

Graham Center 190
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-3532
Fax (305) 348-3850
[email protected]

Clinics

Community Lawyering Clinic Disability Law Project: Students assist disabled individuals with the process of social security disability applications including administrative hearings.

Student Organizations

Disability Rights Law Association (DRLA)

Florida State University College of Law (Tallahassee)

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Student Disability Resource Center

Florida State University is committed to providing quality education to all qualified students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other legally protected group status. Providing services to more than 5000 students, the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) is committed to ensuring universal access for each Florida State University student. The OAS creates an environment of success through the provision of academic, housing, and dining accommodations, testing support, assistive technologies, and space for students to feel they are part of the FSU community.


874 Traditions Way 
108 Student Services Bldg. 
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167 
(850) 644-9566 (VOICE) | (850) 644-8504 (TDD)
[email protected]

College of Law, Office of Student Affairs (facilitates approved accommodations)
425 West Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1601

Courses

Disability Law: This course examines a variety of aspects of disability, including: the legal and policy framework underpinning federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability; the legal and social implications of having a disability; and entitlement programs. Particular emphasis will be on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Fair Housing Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This course will also examine entitlement and social insurance programs (eg. Social Security and Medicaid/Medicare), the ideas of “capacity” and “competence” as legal constructs and the implication of federal healthcare policy decisions on people with disabilities.

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center (Fort Lauderdale)

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Student Disability Services

NSU Main Campus
Rosenthal Student Ctr.
1st Fl., Ste. 121
3301 College Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Phone: (954) 262-7185
Fax: (954) 262-1390
[email protected]

Clinics

Inclusion and Advocacy Law (DIAL) Clinic: The Disability Inclusion and Advocacy Law (DIAL) Clinic (formerly known as the Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) law clinic) introduces law students to legal practice advocating for the civil rights of persons with disabilities. The DIAL Clinic’s advocacy focuses on its clients’ well-being, dignity, and psychological health. In the DIAL Clinic, students engage in the full range of lawyering tasks, including conducting intakes, interviewing potential clients, negotiation and dispute resolution, administrative complaints, trials, policy advocacy, and other aspects of the legal profession.  Students learn about procedural, practical and ethical elements that arise from discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations, government services, and probate matters.

Student Organizations

Student Wellness at Nova Law (SWAN)
: a student organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health and wellness in the legal profession by providing a medium of encouragement for law students through various events, networking, and learning with and from legal professionals. The ultimate goal is to ensure law students have the hard and soft skills needed for future success in their career while focusing on education, health and service. 

St. Thomas University School of Law (Miami)

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Disability Accommodations

The College of Law believes in providing an equitable and inclusive environment for all students, and understands that to accomplish this, special accommodation may be required for students with disabilities.

Students with a disability that may affect any aspect of the student’s ability to participate in the law school environment and/or the student’s academic performance should meet with the University Compliance Manager/ ADA Coordinator to discuss the matter. Students must provide timely notice that enables the institution to provide “reasonable accommodations” where warranted.

Stetson University College of Law (Gulfport)

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ADA Coordinator email: [email protected]

Accessibility Resources for Students with Disabilities or Foreign Students


Stetson University is committed to the intent and purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws governing disability and accessibility. As such, the ADA Coordinator at the College of Law recommends accommodations in accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and ADA Amendments Act of 2008, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504, as amended), and the College of Law's academic standards to ensure that there will be no discrimination on the basis of disability and to promote an accessible environment.

Externship

Elder law and Disability Externship: Students will observe hearings, examine guardianship files, review fee petitions, assist with drafting of reports and recommendations, and conduct research on issues pending before the magistrates. In the legal aid placements, students are introduced to the actual practice of law, representing low income individuals primarily in the areas of government entitlement programs and financial stability.

Courses

Employment Discrimination: An examination of federal and selected state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability in the hiring process, as well as in terms of conditions of employment.

Mental Health Law Seminar: A study of the laws and regulations regarding mental health law, as well as, informed consent, privacy and insurance issues.

Student Organizations

Disability Allied Law Student Association (DALSA): We are a community for students with disabilities and allies who are interested in Disability Law or Advocacy. Stetson Law DALSA seeks to increase awareness of disability issues, combat disability stigma, and advance the equal rights of disabled people at Stetson Law and in the disability community at large.

Mental Health Law Association: The Mental Health Law Association (MHLA) aims to serve Stetson University College of Law's community by providing educational and networking opportunities in the mental health law field. Our goal is to develop a respectful community by creating a conversation about the different issues arising in mental health law and engage the Stetson Community in peer-based wellness events. We hope to work on squashing stigmas surrounding mental health and providing a more open environment for individuals with mental illness in the legal sphere. Speaking engagements with legal professionals from the field will help to educate students and raise awareness about mental health. We hope to create a nexus of opportunities within the local legal community to provide hands-on experience with mental health as it interacts with the law. Mental Health Law Association will work in conjunction with health organizations on campus Mental Health Law Association will work with its sister organization at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law to provide an extended community experience.

University of Florida, Levin College of Law (Gainesville)

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Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center works with over 5,500 Gators with disabilities. We go beyond access, remove barriers, and engage with faculty and staff to promote an inclusive campus community for all.

Courses

Juvenile Justice Project: The goals of the project are improve outcomes for children and avoid admittance into the juvenile justice system through intervention and rehabilitation at the earliest involvement with the juvenile system, and to ensure adequate representation for all children. The project explores issues through the lens of race, gender, class, and disability.

University of Miami School of Law (Coral Gables)

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Office of Disability Services
1311 Miller Drive, Suite A212A
Coral Gables, FL 33146-0221
(305) 284-4551
Fax (305) 284-2740
TTY (305) 284-6444
[email protected]

https://www.law.miami.edu/students/student-accessibility-and-inclusion

Clinics

Children and Youth Law Clinic: The Children & Youth Law Clinic (CYLC) is an in-house, live-client clinic that represents children in foster care and former foster youth in dependency, health care, mental health, disability, independent living, education, immigration and other general civil legal matters, ensuring that they have a voice in court proceedings.

Courses

Disability Law: 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.

Employment Discrimination: This course will focus on the federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), age, national origin (including language), disability, and other bases. It will consider issues from both the employee and the employer perspective, and will integrate theory with practice. The course will study evolving federal case law, particularly Supreme Court decisions, discussing what discrimination is and how it is proven. The course will also explore remedies, including affirmative action and the awarding of attorney's fees.

Student Organizations

Disabled Law Students Association: Founded in the Spring of 2021, this group sought to create a space for students with disabilities, students who are passionate about disability advocacy, and those hoping to learn more about the intersection between disability and daily life as a law student. Though the group is new, it will work to advocate and educate within the Miami Law community in an effort to foster a more accessible and disability-conscious campus. By bringing students together, sharing experiences and insights learned from living with a disability as a law student, and hosting events featuring a wide-range of individuals living with disabilities and pursuing disability justice in myriad ways, the group hopes to provide support to all students at Miami Law and meet community needs with regards to disability and accessibility.