Campbell University School of Law (Buies Creek)
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Campbell University does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, educational process, or treatment of students. Students who have self-identified their disabilities, provided documentation, and requested reasonable accommodations are entitled to receive approved modifications of programs, appropriate academic adjustments, or auxiliary aids that enable them to participate in and benefit from all educational programs and activities, including housing.
The Office of Student Success administers disability services.
PO Box 4260
265 Main Street
Buies Creek, NC 27506
Phone: (800) 334-4111, Ext. 7514
Email: [email protected]
Education Law: This course will examine selected legal issues concerning public education, grades K-12. Topics will include affirmative action, search and seizure in the schools, First Amendment rights of students and teachers, student discipline, teacher tenure, religion and public schools, special education, sexual harassment, disability law, school funding, liability and related topics. The course also examines the multiple sources of law regulating the public school environment, from the United States Constitution to local school board policies. Particular attention will be addressed to cutting edge legal issues that can be high profile and controversial.
Employment Discrimination: This course will give you a hands-on approach to employment discrimination law from the view of those who litigate claims, as well as those who seek to prevent them. We will focus on Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin), the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act, and Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (race discrimination). The course gives students the opportunity to think creatively and strategically when working on problems within this complex, evolving field of law.
Public School Law: This is an intense course that covers a variety of challenging legal issues in K-12 public education. It also offers an opportunity for students to put their academic study to practical, real-world use through pro bono service on behalf of especially vulnerable children who are experiencing disruptions in their education and who are referred to the class by Legal Aid of North Carolina’s (LANC’s) Right to Education Project. The doctrinal topics covered in this course vary from year to year, and may include: equality of educational opportunity, integration and segregation (on the basis of race and/or sex), transgender students’ rights in classrooms and in athletics, freedom of expression (for both students and teachers), religion and prayer in public schools, charter schools, North Carolina’s state constitutional right to a sound basic education, Leandro and its progeny, book bans and curricular control, bullying, school discipline, limits on searches of public school students, or other topics in litigation. The doctrine covered will not reach the special educational rights of children with disabilities, which are addressed in Special Education Law. Through the pro bono service component of the course and under the supervision of the professor and an attorney with LANC’s Right to Education Project, students will be assigned a LANC pro bono client, a child who has education-related legal concerns. Students will conduct initial (and follow-up) interviews with the LANC pro bono client (or the child’s parent or legal guardian), gather and review relevant documents regarding the child’s public-education issues, clarify the precise issues raised by the child’s circumstances, research the best means to resolve those issues, and provide LANC-approved oral and written advice to the LANC pro bono client on the education-law issues identified. The service component of the course may involve a child with a disability.
Special Education Law: This seminar examines the law governing the educational rights of K-12 children with disabilities. It also offers an opportunity for students to put their academic study to practical, real-world use through service as a pro bono legal advisor to children with disabilities who have special-education-related concerns and who are referred to the class by Legal Aid of North Carolina’s (LANC’s) Right to Education Project. The doctrinal study in this course includes an initial consideration of the history of education for children with disabilities and the purposes underlying the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It then focuses on the statutory and regulatory framework established in the IDEA with some consideration of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Topics covered include: the process for identifying and evaluating students with disabilities, the scope of special-education services, the concept of appropriate education, the right to the "least restrictive environment," placement issues, discipline of students with disabilities, and current topics in litigation impacting children with disabilities. Through the pro bono service component of the course, students will be assigned to a LANC pro bono client, a K-12 child with a disability. Under the guidance of the professor and the supervision of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC), students will conduct initial interviews with a LANC pro bono client (or the child’s parent or legal guardian, as appropriate), gather and review relevant documents regarding the child’s special-education matter(s), identify the special-education issues raised by the child’scircumstances, research the best means to resolve those legal issues, and provide LANC-approved oral and written advice on the special-education issues identified.
Duke University School of Law (Durham)
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The Student Disability Access Office recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community. Accessibility is an essential feature of the Duke campus, and we strive to create an inclusive community for our students. We strive to ensure that students with disabilities are provided the tools they need to fully access all aspects of student life inside and outside of the classroom.
1121 W. Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Fax: (919) 668-3977
TTY: (919) 668-1329
NC Relay: dial 7-1-1
Email: [email protected]
Health Justice Clinic: This clinical course focuses on people living with serious illness. Student attorneys are the primary legal representatives for clients living with HIV, cancer, and other serious health conditions. Students may also work on policy or community education projects related to health and the law. Faculty supervisors provide back-up, training, coaching, and regular feedback as students handle cases involving access to health coverage (Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance), income (disability benefits and employment), end-of-life planning (wills, advance directives), job accommodations, and discrimination. Students may also work on health information privacy, planning for the future care of children (guardianship), and name changes and health insurance for transgender clients. In assigning cases, faculty strive to honor students' interests. Students engage with clients from diverse backgrounds whose lives have been disrupted by serious illness, including people living in poverty, those who have experienced the financial toxicity of illness, members of the LGBTQ community, and people struggling with addiction or mental illness. Although many of our clients are facing serious health and/or life challenges, students consistently remark on their clients’ resilience and gratitude, and value the experience of having a tangible impact on client's lives.
Children's Law Clinic: The Children’s Law Clinic provides free legal advice, advocacy, and legal representation to low-income, at-risk children in cases involving special education, school discipline, and children’s disability benefits.
Children and the Law: This course will explore the relationship between the law and children’s status, rights, and well-being from a child-centered perspective. The course will introduce students to some of the foundational legal doctrines which govern the relationships among children, their parents, and the state. Through lecture, class discussion, and group presentations, this course will apply those foundational principles in specific contexts, including at school, home, healthcare, and community settings, with a focus on emerging and current issues in children’s law. This course will grapple with the ways in which current legal frameworks do or do not promote children’s rights and health, with a focus on the experiences of vulnerable groups, including LGBTQ+ children, children living in poverty, children of color, children involved in the child welfare and delinquency systems, and children with disabilities. This class will require collaboration in small groups as students work towards a final presentation.
Education Law: Constitutional, Statutory, and Policy Considerations. This seminar introduces students to the legal standards that govern public schools in the United States. Constitutional topics include the right to a public education, the financing of public schools, desegregation and equal opportunity of students, limitations on student speech, school discipline and the right to due process, religion in schools, and privacy rights of students. Statutory topics include federal laws such as the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Title IX, and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act. Policy topics include school reforms, such as charters and vouchers, and the ongoing inequities in US public schools, and the school-to-prison pipeline, and recent restrictions on classroom curricula. A research paper is required; successful completion of the paper will satisfy the Substantial Research and Writing Project Requirement. A course pack will be used in lieu of a textbook, supplemented with materials posted on Sakai.
Law Students for Accessibility works to create a more inclusive legal community for students whose needs create unique challenges at law school and in the legal community. These include: students with disabilities (mental, physical, and emotional), students with children, students who are breastfeeding, trans*, gender-nonconforming, and LGBTQ+ identified students, and students who practice various religions.
Elon University School of Law
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The School of Law and Elon University are committed to the principle of equal opportunity. One of the ways we express that commitment is in our efforts to accommodate qualified students with disabilities as they face the challenges of university life. Faculty, staff, administrators and students work together to find approaches and accommodations that enable students to benefit from the wide variety of programs and activities on campus. The School of Law works with the University’s Academic Advising Center to arrive at the most suitable approaches and accommodations for its students.
Coordinator of Disability Services
Campus Box 2251
ELon, NC 27244
Employment Discrimination: This course will cover theoretical, legal and practice issues around employment discrimination law. The course will focus on U.S. employment discrimination law, primarily Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment discrimination based on “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” The course will also examine sexual harassment, the constitutional law of employment discrimination, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), affirmative action, and various state and local statutes addressing emerging issues in employment discrimination law, such as employment discrimination based on physical appearance or attractiveness, cyber-harassment, speech codes and “safe spaces,” and privacy violations like revenge pornography. Finally, the course will consider the interaction of the above with other related and emerging fields, like labor law, intellectual property (including trade secrecy), privacy, cyberlaw, cybersecurity and information law. The course will use practice problems (some handed in for evaluation), drafting exercises and administrative procedure (particularly EEOC filings) to apply theoretical principles. Outside speakers from private practice and government will join the class via video.
Mental Health Law Society: The purpose of the Mental Health Law Society is to engage in conversations about mental health, support nearby mental health organizations, and develop connections with lawyers in the area who specialize in legal fields that involve mental health.
North Carolina Central University School of Law (Durham)
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SAS handles requests for students with disabilities (physical, learning, psychological, chronic or temporary medical conditions, etc.) who would like to request reasonable accommodations and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Eligibility for services is determined on a case-by-case basis and with respect to the documentation provided to support the request.
Office phone: 919-530-6325
Office email: [email protected]
Employment Discrimination: A study of legal issues surrounding discrimination against job applicants and employees on the basis of race, sex, religion, disability, and age. The Equal Employment Opportunity Act will be discussed.
Public Health and Vulnerable Populations: Although there exists in the U.S. pervasive and persistent disparities in health status and access to health care based on race/ethnicity, gender, disability status and socio-economic status, among other demographic factors, to date the law has played a relatively modest role in addressing those areas of inequality. This seminar provides students with an opportunity to explore in depth topics relating to the law’s responses (and potential responses) to health inequality. Topics might include, simply by way of example, the obligation of health care providers to provide sign language interpreters for deaf patients; how FDA approval of racially tailored pharmaceuticals implicates equality; or the civil rights implications of limitations on coverage for contraceptives. The seminar will not be limited to examining civil rights law as devices for addressing health inequality, but will also examine how health care reform legislation (particularly the Affordable Health Care Act), public health regulation, and other areas of law may affect inequality.
University of North Carolina School of Law (Chapel Hill)
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Through ARS, The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill seeks to meet the individual needs of applicants and current students with disabilities and medical conditions as they relate to academics, residences, dining, and co and extra-curricular campus activities. ARS coordinates and implements appropriate reasonable accommodations including academic adjustments and provides appropriate resources and services in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504).
Contact: Accessibility Resources & Service
Phone: (919) 962-8300
Fax: (919) 843-5609
T - 711 (NC-RELAY)
Student and Academic Services Bldg North (SASB), Suite 2126
450 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7214
Disability Rights North Carolina: Disability Rights North Carolina, a non-profit legal services organization, is North Carolina's federally-mandated “Protection and Advocacy” system for all individuals with disabilities in the state. We work to protect the rights of people with disabilities through individual advocacy and systems change, as part of a national system of federally-mandated independent disability agencies. We litigate primarily under the ADA, the Rehab Act, IDEA and the Medicaid Act.
Disability Law: This 3 credit-hour survey course provides an overview of laws impacting people with disabilities in the United States. We will emphasize federal laws addressing employment, education, health care, housing, and public programs, and we will cover North Carolina law where applicable. We will also discuss current political issues regarding disability rights law and policy and the intersectionality of disability with race, sex/gender, age and other legal categories of identity.
Employment Discrimination: This course covers federal law governing employment discrimination, primarily based on race, sex, disability, age, and religion. The main laws discussed will be Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the U.S. Constitution.
Neurodiverse Law Student Association (NDLSA): This organization educates the student community on neurodiversity issues and provides a safe space for neurodiverse students to discuss their challenges and possible ways of meeting them.
Wake Forest University School of Law (Winston-Salem)
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The Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success acknowledges the diverse educational and cultural experiences of every student we serve. We are committed to fostering accessible and equitable learning environments and are dedicated to advancing anti-racist practices and reducing systemic barriers in the educational setting. We put these concepts into practice by providing a range of services, education, and resources that extend to the entire campus community. Our aim is to highlight disability and learning access as essential dimensions of equity, inclusion, and diversity.
118 Reynolda Hall
Phone: (336) 758.5929
Mail: PO Box 7283 Winston-Salem, NC, 27109-7283
Disability Law: A study of the federal laws regarding the rights of the disabled in housing, employment, education, and federal benefit programs such as Medicaid. We will also touch upon the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Discrimination Law: Principles and Practice LAWR III: This LAWR III course will explore principles of discrimination law and allow students to put them into practice through fun written exercises and skill simulations. Topics of discussion will center upon federal anti-discrimination laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which will be explored from both a client counseling and litigation perspective. Diverse exercises will address a vast array of interesting topics from developing lawful appearance policies and recruiting practices at the workplace to conducting discovery. Students will even enjoy the unique opportunity to conduct a mock accessibility audit and to present an opening statement in a famous discrimination case. Students will conclude the course by giving a mock CLE presentation on a discrimination law topic of their choice. (The course has no pre-requisites but is closed to students who have previously taken 448 Diversity and Discrimination.)
Diversity and Discrimination: From eugenics to sex stereotyping, this writing and skills seminar explores diversity and discrimination through film, media, case law, and law review articles. Topics of coverage include intra-racial use of racial slurs, implicit bias, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, appearance policies, discrimination in coeducation, sex stereotypes, stereotype threat, coping strategies, transgender issues, eugenics, genetic discrimination, accessibility issues, the impact of social media, and other hot topic issues. Students will learn the doctrine and then utilize what they know in a series of short writing exercises and skill simulations. For example, students will learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act and then apply what they know to conduct a mock accessibility audit to determine whether a person with a disability would have full and equal enjoyment of the facility. At the conclusion of the course, students will draft a paper exploring the overarching question of what equality means.
Employment Discrimination: This course surveys the federal statutes prohibiting employment discrimination on account of race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, and disability. It includes theories of liability, defenses, administrative procedures, and remedies. Offered for either 2 or 3 credit hours at the discretion of the Dean and the professor. Offered in alternate years.
Employment Law for Managers: An analysis of the relevant laws that regulate the hiring, classification, evaluation, discipline, and discharge of employees. Also covers the law prohibiting workplace discrimination on any basis under state and federal statutes and regulations, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Students will also cover the EEOC administrative process.
Planning and Drafting of Wills and Trusts: This course, previously offered as Estate Planning, includes an introduction to the federal estate and gift tax system. Students learn how to draft a simple will, a will with a trust for a disabled spouse or for minor children, a revocable trust to avoid probate, and learn how to plan for the need for liquidity in an estate and how to plan for a disabled beneficiary.