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Rutgers University - School of Law

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Students with Disabilities Portal

Sarah Regina (Newark) and Louis Thompson (Camden), the Law School's Associate Deans of Student Affairs, work with students who may require accommodations and help guide them through the process of applying for accommodations through the University's Office of Disability Services (ODS). Rutgers values the diverse experiences that students with disabilities bring to the Law School community.

Students with disabilities who may require accommodations are encouraged to contact the appropriate Rutgers Law Associate Dean of Student Affairs or the Office of Disability Services in Newark or Camden as soon as possible to ensure that those accommodations are approved in a timely fashion. Students may begin the process of requesting services or accommodation by registering with ODS. Requests for accommodations must be accompanied by documentation specified by the Office of Disability Services.

The Office of Disability Services-Camden

Paul Robeson Library
300 4th Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Offices 133,134,135
Phone: 856.225.2717
Fax: 856.225.6084
E-mail: [email protected]

Office of Disability Services-Newark

Paul Robeson Campus Center 219
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Newark, NJ 07204
Phone: 973.353.5375
Fax: 973.353.5666
E-mail: [email protected] 


Child and Family Advocacy Clinic

Students in this 8-credit clinic serve the needs of children and families who are at risk and living in poverty in Newark and surrounding areas and also educates law students to be thoughtful and highly-skilled practitioners by engaging in direct advocacy, community education and outreach, and policy and program development. The clinic primarily focuses on the legal needs of children in foster care, recently-arrived immigrant children, and low-income children with disabilities. (Newark)

Education and Health Law Clinic

Students provide free legal representation to indigent clients in special education, early intervention, and school discipline matters, and through a medical-legal partnership, students partner with medical professionals to address the legal and social needs of pediatric patients with disabilities and their families. (Newark)

Economic Justice and Public Benefits Clinic

This clinic represents lower-income clients and client groups in cases involving public benefits - principally the federal Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Disability Benefits programs. It also addresses issues involving state public assistance cash-benefit social welfare programs such as SNAP and other food/nutrition programs, and unemployment compensation. 

Courses (Newark)

Mental Health Law

This course will examine various ways in which American law responds to the existence of mental illness. Readings and discussions explore such matters as privacy and the psychiatrist/patient privilege, the psychiatrist’s duty to warn potential victims of a patient’s violent impulses, a patient’s right to refuse medication, the standard for confining those mentally ill individuals who are “dangerous” in mental institutions, and the implications of mental illness for crime and punishment, including such issues as the insanity defense and competency to be executed.

Courses (Camden)

Disability Law

This course surveys the significant laws that protect the civil rights of people with disabilities, with a primary focus on the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the cases that interpret them.  The Individuals With Disabilities in Education Act and the Fair Housing Act will also be addressed in lesser detail.  In addition to the covering the doctrine that governs disability discrimination in the United States, the course will also explore the reasons why the disability laws have diverged from traditional Title VII doctrine and the benefits and limitations of the model of discrimination that is encompassed in the disability discrimination laws.

Health Services and Wellness

Counseling and Student Wellness

Health and Wellness

Seton Hall University School of Law (Newark)

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Office of Student Services (Law School)

Disability Support Services (DSS)

Disability Support Services (DSS) provides students with disabilities equal access to all Seton Hall University programs and activities, while raising campus-wide awareness of issues impacting this student population.  DSS works collaboratively with academic departments and student affairs offices to engage and support the intellectual and social development of students with disabilities.  To this end, DSS employs policies and programing to promote academic excellence, the development of self-advocacy skills, and increased student leadership opportunities.

Seton Hall University
Duffy Hall Room 67
400 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079
Phone: 973-313-6003
Fax: 973-761-9185
[email protected]


Disability Law

This course will examine the laws protecting persons with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Fourteenth Amendment, as well as the cases interpreting these laws. We will explore the definition of “disability,” potential claims, covered entities and their defenses, and the range of remedies. Substantive areas to be covered include education, employment, housing, public accommodations, government services, and the rights of persons in institutions.

Employment Discrimination

This course covers discrimination in employment because of race, gender, age, religion, national origin, and disability by first treating the three main theories of discrimination -- individual disparate treatment, systemic disparate treatment and systemic disparate impact. Second, special problems of discrimination, including sexual harassment, retaliation, reasonable accommodation of religious practices and disabilities and equal pay for equal work, are then studied. Third, the procedural and remedial rules of employment discrimination law are surveyed. The governing statutes include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, 42 U.S.C. section 1981 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Health Services and Wellness

Counseling and Psychological Services

Uwill – Mental Health and Wellness Service