January 30, 2019

Florida

Barry University School of Law (Miami Shores)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Helia Garrido Hull
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Law

Rebecca Murray, Ph.D.
Director
Rmurray@Barry.edu

305-899-3489

Office of Disability Services
1300 NE 2 Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161
Voice/TDD (305) 899-3488
Fax (305) 899-3056

http://www.barry.edu/disabilityservices/default.htm

Other Information

School has a children's rights' clinic and many of the cases involve children with disabilities in the juvenile justice system. Clinic Director: Professor Gerry Glynn, gglynn@mail.barry.edu. Associate Dean and Professor Hull also teaches a disability law and a mental health law seminar.

Courses

Disability Law examines the definition of “disability” found within the Americans with Disabilities Act, other federal laws, and state statutes and discusses applicable case law. The course also focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities to education, employment, public accommodations, housing, and health care.

 

Florida A&M University College of Law (Orlando)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR)
667 Ardelia Court
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL 32307
CEDAR@famu.edu
(850) 599-3180
Fax (850) 561-2513
TDD (850) 561-2783

http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?cedar

 

Florida Coastal School of Law (Jacksonville)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Office of Student Affairs
Lauren Levine, MA, LMHC, Student Services Coordinator
904-256-1166
LLevine@fcsl.edu

https://www.fcsl.edu/student-life-student-affairs-ada-accomodations.html


Other Information

The law school recognizes the ABA's Student Mental Health Day by having programs that include self-assessments, tips and literature for stress management, anxiety and learning disabilities. It is coordinated by Dr. Virginia Swartz, FCSL Mental Health Coordinator. Next year, the law school plans to bring in recognized speakers and to make the event more beneficial to a broader base. The school has also developed the necessary infrastructure to effectively support law students with visual impairment.

 

Florida International University College of Law (Miami)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Florida International University
College of Law
Student Services
11200 SW 8 Street, RDB 2013B
Modesto Maidique Campus
Miami, Florida 33199
Tel:  305-348-0059
Fax: 305/348-2301

Disability Resource Center
Graham Center 190
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-3532
Fax (305) 348-3850
drcupgl@fiu.edu

Amanda Niguidula
Director
xniguidu@fiu.edu

http://drc.fiu.edu/

Clinical Program

Community Lawyering Clinic


Organizations

Established in 1992, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is the department within the University responsible for providing students with disabilities, with the necessary support to successfully complete their education and participate in activities available to all students. Home to a dedicated group of professionals, the Disability Resource Center is committed to making a difference in the lives of its students. Through a collaborative effort, the staff facilitates full participation in all University programs and activities, so that disabled students can compete on an equal footing with non‐disabled students. The Center serves students from offices located at University Park and Biscayne Bay Campuses and provides a full range of services and programs to students with disabilities. The University Disability Resource Center in conjunction with the College of Law’s Office of Student Services both provide and facilitate accommodations required because of a documented physical or learning disability.
http://drc.fiu.edu/uploads/file/Disability%20Awareness%20Month%20Newsletter%201.pdf

Disability Rights Law Association (DRLA)
Allison Mayberry, President
amayb001@fiu.edu

 

Other Information

Established in 1992, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is the department within the University responsible for providing students with disabilities, with the necessary support to successfully complete their education and participate in activities available to all students. Home to a dedicated group of professionals, the Disability Resource Center is committed to making a difference in the lives of its students. Through a collaborative effort, the staff facilitates full participation in all University programs and activities, so that disabled students can compete on an equal footing with non‐disabled students. The Center serves students from offices located at University Park and Biscayne Bay Campuses and provides a full range of services and programs to students with disabilities. The University Disability Resource Center in conjunction with the College of Law’s Office of Student Services both provide and facilitate accommodations required because of a documented physical or learning disability.

 

Florida State University College of Law (Tallahassee)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Student Disability Resource Center
874 Traditions Way 
108 Student Services Bldg. 
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167 
(850) 644-9566 (VOICE) | (850) 644-8504 (TDD)
sdrc@admin.fsu.edu

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

http://www.disabilitycenter.fsu.edu/

Organizations

http://www.law.fsu.edu/student-organizations

Disability Student Union
Provides a forum for persons with and without disabilities to come together to share ideas, advocate for resources that will benefit students with disabilities, and fully participate in activities that will enrich the lives of all students at Florida State University.

Health Law Society

Public Interest Law Students Association (PILSA)

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.

Other Information

The College of Law's Office of Student Affairs facilitates accommodations for students approved by the University's Student Disability Resource Center, such as alternate testing and extended testing times; note-takers; tutors/study partners; books in alternative formats; readers/interpreters; etc. We also offer the following courses: Health Law and Policy, Health Care and Civil Rights and Elder Law. Additionally, our Student Bar Association instituted a Mental Health Initiative that included activities such as a nutrition seminar, a healthy breakfast, a presentation on how to deal with stress and a ball game on the law school campus.


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

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

https://www.nova.edu/disabilityservices/index.html

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
disabilityservices@nova.edu

http://nsulaw.nova.edu/students/ds.cfm
 

 

St. Thomas University School of Law (Miami)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
John F. Hernandez
(305) 623-2358
jhernandez@stu.edu

https://www.stu.edu/law/students/disability-accommodations.html


Elder Law Externship

This is a single semester externship that addresses the ethical and practical issues of representing the elderly. Issues include income maintenance, health care, long-term care, competency, guardianship, and probate.

Elder Law Society

The St. Thomas University Elder Law Society was established in August 2012. Our goal is to establish and maintain Elder Law related opportunities for St. Thomas University law students. We work to promote and explore education, experience and employment in Elder Law. Despite being a relatively new organization on campus, the Elder Law Society has established itself as a prominent society on campus and throughout the community. The Elder Law Society has provided St. Thomas School of Law with informational sessions on continuing education in Elder Law and Board Certification, participated in nursing home pro bono projects, and hosted several networking events. During the school year, St. Thomas University law students have the opportunity to participate in the Elder Law Externship. These students work directly with the Probate Division of the Circuit Court and members of the Elder Law section of the Florida bar and gain first hand insight in to the many legal needs of the elderly. Each year, we host an Elder Law Symposium, where distinguished Elder Law attorneys are invited to speak on hot topics in Elder Law.

 

Stetson University College of Law (Gulfport)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Office of the Associate Dean of Academics
Theresa Pulley Radwan, Sr., Associate Dean
Mark D. Bauer, Associate Dean
1401 61st Street 5
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 562-7800 x7902

Jeff Minneti
Director of the Academic Success Program and ADA Coordinator
ada@law.stetson.edu

https://www.stetson.edu/law/accessibility/


Elder Law Society

The Elder Law Society at Stetson works to raise the profile of legal, economic, and social issues that affect senior citizens. The Elder Law Society presents events and programs that benefit the Stetson community by relating those issues directly to each student's career, family life, and individual well-being.

Student Veterans Organization

The Stetson University College of Law Student Veterans Organization (SVO) is made up of full-time and part-time law students who are veterans, have family members who are veterans, or are students interested in veterans law and veteran issues.

Other Information

Courses: Employee Benefit Litigation Skills: This course is designed to develop practical skills related to litigating claims for employee benefits; Employee Benefits: A study of the law of employee benefits (including pensions and health, disability and life insurance benefits); 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; Employment Law: This course surveys the law regulating the fundamentals of the employee-employer relationship and examines a variety of public policy questions relating to employment standards regulation; Mental Health Law Seminar: A study of the laws and regulations regarding mental health law, as well as, informed consent, privacy and insurance issues.
 

 

University of Florida, Levin College of Law (Gainesville)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Associate Dean Rachel Inman
inman@law.ufl.edu
(352) 273-0921

Accessibility
http://www.ufl.edu/disability/


Disability Resource Center
Dean of Students Office
University of Florida
Bldg. 0020 (Reid Hall)
PO Box 114085
Gainesville, FL 32611

DRC Contact Person

Jim Gorske, Director 
Room 001 Reid Hall
Phone: (352) 392-8565
Fax: (352) 392-8570
Toll Free: (877) 983-3326 
Relay Service: (800) 955-8771 

DRC offers numerous accommodations for students with disabilities, including alternate transportation, peer and mentor support groups, note-taking services, and testing accommodations. In conjunction with student government, DRC also supports numerous disability awareness programs throughout the year.
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/drc/

 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.
http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/centers/events-projects/juvenile-justice-project

 

University of Miami School of Law (Coral Gables)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

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
disabilityservices@law.miami.edu

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

Student Organization

We do not presently have a student organization, but we have funded a student to attend the national meeting of law students with disabilities and we are exploring starting a student organization now.

Clinical Program

Children and Youth Law Clinic

https://www.law.miami.edu/academics/clinics/children-and-youth-law-clinic

Tentants' Rights Clinic

https://www.law.miami.edu/academics/clinics/tenants-rights-clinic