University of New Mexico School of Law (Albuquerque)
Contact/ Disability Resource Center
Students who will be requesting to establish eligibility for accommodations for academic adjustments on the basis of permanent disability apply with the main campus office of Accessibility Resources. For more information about the process for you as a law student, please contact Bonnie Stepleton, Director of Student and Career Services.
Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) recognizes individuals with disabilities as an integral part of a diverse community and is committed to the provision of comprehensive resources to the University community (faculty, staff, and student) in order to create equitable, inclusive, and practical learning environments.
Phone: (505) 277-3506
Fax: (505) 277-3750
Email: [email protected]
Employment Law : This course will analyze state and federal statutes and common law relied upon in the typical practice of employment law, including the at-will employment doctrine and its exceptions, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act, Wage and Hour law, Unemployment Compensation, Workers Compensation, the New Mexico Human Rights Act, etc. In addition the inquiry into the relevant law, the class will incorporate exercises in the practical aspects of litigation in this field, from both the employee and employer perspective.
Mental Disability Civil Cases: This seminar will explore issues encountered by people with mental disabilities in the civil justice system. Topics will include guardianship and competence, substitute decision making, civil commitment, right to treatment and habilitation, and discrimination based on disabilities. The primary focus will be on constitutional issues, although there will be some discussion of statutory matters as well.
Trust, Estate, Guardianship and Conservatorship Litigation: This course will introduce students to the contentious field of trust and estate litigation, including contested guardianships and conservatorships. The course will open with a discussion of relevant demographics of aging and wealth transfer that have fueled much of this litigation in recent years. It will introduce concepts related to certain decision-making, powers of attorney, guardianship and conservatorship and the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act. It will also introduce the concept of the trust relationship as the basis for fiduciary responsibility. Substantively, the course is divided into seven major subject areas, i.e., undue influence, lack of capacity, guardianship, conservatorship, powers of attorney, and trust and estate litigation.