University of New Mexico School of Law (Albuquerque)
Contact/ Disability Resource Center
Office of Career and Student Services
Nancy Huffstutler, Associate Director of Student Services
The law school’s Community Lawyering, Law Practice, and Southwest Indian Law clinics represent clients in disability-related legal matters. Types of cases where disability is a germane if not primary issue in the case include custody matters where the parents, caregivers, or children are living with disabilities; juvenile delinquency representation of incompetent children; adult guardianship; housing matters regarding access for the disabled; end-of-life issues involving clients with disabilities, including wills, health care proxies, and advance directives; Social Security benefits eligibility; representation of people living with HIV/AIDS in domestic relations, employment and housing matters; individualized education program advocacy; and consumer advocacy regarding clients facing wage garnishment and bankruptcy due to unpaid medical bills for treatment of disabled family members.
The school offers a Disabilities Law course.