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Capital University Law School (Columbus)

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Accessibility Services and Accommodations

Capital University Law School is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students who may require academic or other accommodations must work with the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS).

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (614) 236-6611
Fax: (614) 236-6971


Employment Discrimination Arbitration

A survey of federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age, religion, and disability. Focuses on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, and reconstruction era civil rights statutes.

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Counseling and Medical Services

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Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Cleveland)

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Disability Resources

Campus Location:
402 Sears Building
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Mailing Address:
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: 216.368.5230
Email: [email protected]

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Disability Law

Discrimination in Employment

Genetics & the Law

Civil Law and Psychiatry

Criminal Law & Psychiatry

Bioethics & Law

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University Health and Counseling Services

Student Wellness

Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

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Office of Disability Services

The law school invites voluntary self-identification by students with disabilities for purposes of verifying the disability and identifying the reasonable accommodations that can be provided. Students seeking to establish a disability and arrange for reasonable appropriate accommodations should contact Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services Sarah Beznoska, 216-687-2260, or via email at [email protected], or the University’s Office of Disability Services, described below. Once the student has established a disability as outlined below, Ms. Davis will coordinate the provision of accommodations at the law school. Normally, a student requesting accommodations must submit the required documentation at least four weeks prior to the date for which the accommodations are requested.

The University’s Office of Disability Services is located in Rhodes Tower West 210. Director, Disability and Testing Services is Grace Clifford and she can be reached at 216-687-2015 or via email at [email protected] or the virtual front desk. When prompted for a password, please use 301705.. In addition to evaluating documentation of disabilities and recommending accommodations, the Office of Disability Services provides a referral service for students who may benefit from the services of other agencies. It assists students with parking, access to buildings, alternates to regular text (such as audio or Braille), and provides guided orientation to the campus, as necessary. Accommodations are individualized and are arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Additional information on Disability Services is available at Disability Services.


Disability Law

This course will examine laws prohibiting discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability, with emphasis on Titles I, II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Substantive areas covered include efforts to combat disability discrimination in employment, privately operated places of public accommodation and education as well as with respect to the provision of government benefits and services. Students will explore the ways in which the law has attempted to protect individuals against disability discrimination as well as examine challenges individuals with disabilities continue to face despite existing legal protections. 

Employment Discrimination Law

This course affords students an opportunity to delve deeply into the problems and legal solutions to employment discrimination, one of the most publicly contested areas of the law. While its primary focus is Title VII, which forbids discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, and national origin, the course also examines the more recently enacted remedial statutes, particularly those proscribing age and disability discrimination. The course also explores sexual orientation discrimination, constitutional protections, 42 USC sections 1981 and 1983, and the Equal Pay Act. Students will master the substantive law of discrimination, the special procedural requirements for administrative claims, and the array of remedies available to aggrieved parties, including affirmative action. 

Law, Inequality, and Everyday Life

Students will read and discuss modern scholarly and literary texts related to inequality in everyday life. Areas covered may include inequalities with respect to race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, immigration status, and disability in the contexts of housing, recreation, education, entertainment, the internet, and more. The course will explore the legal underpinnings of the inequalities brought to light by the authors, as well as practical steps attorneys can take when working on such issues.

Psychiatry and Law

This course examines the relationship between law and psychiatry, including commitment procedures, the attorney’s role in commitment hearings, delivery of legal services to patients confined to mental institutions and the substantive rights of such patients.

Special Education Law

Special education programming at the local level in the United States is affected significantly by the actions of the federal and state governments. This course provides students with an understanding of the complex network of interrelated federal and state statutory provisions, attendant regulations, and administrative and judicial decisions concerning special education. Instructional topics include the legal basis of education, the importance of the U.S.Constitution, free appropriate education, related services, extended school year, student records discipline, competency testing, discrimination, physical education and athletics, and special education malpractice.

Workers' Compensation

When injuries to employees occur at the workplace, often tort suits against the employer are excluded from the range of available remedial options. Instead, the worker is confined to the statutorily prescribed administrative remedy of workers’ compensation. This course explores the injured employee’s remedies at common law and under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) and provides and in-depth study of substantive and procedural problems arising under Workers’ Compensation statutes with particular emphasis on Ohio’s distinctive law.

Student Organizations

Law Student Accessibility Alliance

Our goal is to promote the representation of those with disabilities in the legal field and bring awareness of legal issues related to disability law. This group is meant to be a support/safe space for any student with a disability or those who consider themselves and ally.

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Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Health, Wellness, and Belonging

Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law (Ada)

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Office of Disability Services

Ohio Northern does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Accordingly, the University will provide reasonable academic accommodations when the student provides sufficient documentation describing his or her disability and the accommodation(s) requested in accordance with University procedures.

223 McIntosh Center
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810

Student Disability Coordinator
Email: [email protected]


Employment Discrimination Law

The various sources of law, mostly federal, that prohibit discrimination in employment. Major emphasis on TitleVII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Counseling Center

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The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law (Columbus)

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Student Life Disability Services

Student Life Disability Services collaborates with and empowers students who have disabilities in order to coordinate support services and programs that enable equal access to an education and university life.

098 Baker Hall
113 W. 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210


Seminar: Disability Access

Disability Discrimination

The course explores legal and policy issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and Fair Housing Act Amendments, employing traditional statutory and case law analysis. Course emphasizes education law including both K-12 and higher education. Students will complete a practical exercise and take a take-home exam. 

Employment Discrimination Law

This course addresses developments in civil rights law in the context of the workplace. We will look at the growing body of law designed to protect against discrimination based on race, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. The main focus of the course will be on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

Social Justice and the Law

This course introduces students to important ideas about social justice and its relation to law. Students will be introduced to classic and newer strains in critical legal thinking that focus on intersectional questions of class, race, gender, trans*, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and religion, and the role of the State in producing the transformations seen as necessary in order to secure the conditions of social justice. 

Special Education Advocacy

This course primarily covers the law of special education as provided in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA"). A primary emphasis of the class will be to teach students about the process under which students are identified as disabled and provided with Individualized Education Plans ("IEPs"). 

Topics in Disability Law and Policy

The seminar focuses on a wide variety of important legal and policy issues involving disabled people in America. This includes an overview of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1999 landmark decision in Olmstead v. L.C., which held that the Americans with Disabilities Act obligates states to administer their service systems for people with disabilities to avoid unnecessary institutionalization and to enable community integration. The seminar studies a prominent federal class-action Olmstead lawsuit in Ohio, Ball v. DeWine, through which over a thousand people with intellectual and developmental disabilities were able to leave mental institutions and access the care and supports they need in their own homes in the community. The seminar also covers rights in other contexts under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act. It explores the unique challenges, historically and presently, disabled people face in obtaining reproductive health care and in abortion access and in maintaining bodily autonomy. It studies the ways in which people with mental health diagnoses, particularly people of color, are disproportionately victims of police violence and subjected to incarceration and coercive treatment. And it examines the exciting, intersectional principles of disability justice.

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Counseling and Consultation Service

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University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center

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Disability Services for Law Students

The Office of Accessibility and The University of Akron School of Law partner to assure that students with disabilities have access to the full range of programs and services offered. The Office of Accessibility works with students in the development and implementation of appropriate accommodations to allow access to physical facilities and to educational and extracurricular programs. In most cases, accommodations are implemented by the Law School. The Office of Accessibility will assist with the determination of reasonable accommodations and will consult with the Law School as necessary.  

  • Students need to request accommodation letters through STARS before the beginning of each semester. One accommodation letter will be produced for Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Misty Franklin. She can be contacted at 330-972-6456 or [email protected].

  • Coordination of testing and classroom accommodations needs to be facilitated through Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Misty Franklin

Office of Accessibility

Office of Accessibility
Simmons Hall 105
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-6213

Phone: 330-972-7928
E-mail: [email protected]

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Counseling & Psychotherapy

University of Cincinnati College of Law

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Accessibility Resources

The College of Law maintains a close working relationship with the University’s Accessibility Resources Office to provide appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities.  Accessibility Office staff assists in the identification of appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities and coordinates the implementation of recommended accommodations with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Community Engagement, and Equity. Students who would like more information about accommodations for particular disabilities should contact Michael S. Southern, Director, Accessibility Resources Office at 513-556-6823 or at [email protected].

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Disability Law

Disability Law introduces areas of U.S. domestic law and policy that address the civil rights, needs, and treatment of persons with disabilities. The course covers the Americans with Disabilities Act, some discussion of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Fair Housing Act, and a brief overview of international disability law, specifically the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Topics include the following: the challenge of defining disability; the social and medical models of disability; the nature and causes of disability discrimination; the proper scope of legal regulation; the costs and benefits of accommodation; the overlapping and distinctive features of regulating discrimination in different domains such as employment, education, and public accommodations; what disability law and theory can teach antidiscrimination law more generally; and the role of extra-legal knowledge in the legal project of responding to disability discrimination. 

Mental Health Law II

Civil Issues and the Private Sector: This course will focus on the private sector health care issues that arise frequently in mental health law. Issues to be covered include: guardianship, psychiatric malpractice and informed consent, mental health law confidentiality and privilege, duties to warn and other duties to third parties, the right to refuse treatment, the right to treatment and the influence of the ADA, the admissibility of mental health professional expert testimony, brief coverage of ERISA and the right to die.

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University of Dayton School of Law

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Resources for Students with Disabilities

The Office of Learning Resource (OLR) ensures that students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at the University of Dayton so they can participate in all facets of university life. The University of Dayton is committed to including individuals with disabilities as full participants in its programs, services and activities through compliance with all applicable state and federal laws.

Roesch Library, Room 023
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302

Fax: 937.229.3270


Capstone: Social Justice Law

This course explores a variety of substantive areas related to poverty law, public interest law and social justice advocacy, such as fair housing, civil rights, environmental justice, and human rights. The course will provide students an opportunity to focus on a particular legal issue impacting the rights of individuals and gain practical, hands-on experience with a range of solutions to important social equity issues. The course will also provide students opportunities to apply concept from a variety of courses - such as civil rights enforcement, critical race and feminist legal theory law, disability rights law, environmental law, natural resource law, business law, race, health disparities and the law, international human rights, race racism in American law, and remedies - to current issues in the Dayton community.  Further, students will be introduced to concepts of community lawyering and other legal practices to carry out public interest legal work and social justice advocacy.

Disability Rights Law

This course surveys American law as it relates to people with disabilities.  Primary focus is on discrimination in government services, public accommodations run by private entities, employment, and housing.  The course may also cover additional topics such as educational discrimination, guardianship, income support programs, and the civil rights of institutionalized persons.

Law & Education

This course surveys an array of legislative and judicial responses in the area of Education Law. In placing its primary focus on K-12 education, the course will examine such topics as school governance; school finance; compulsory attendance; religion in the schools; student rights, including, but not limited to, free speech (e.g., student publications and dress codes), discipline, and search and seizure; faculty rights including, but not limited to, certification, collective bargaining, free speech, and tenure; and equal educational opportunities relating to desegregation, the rights of students and school employees with disabilities, and gender equity. 

Law Special Education

Since the enactment of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), then the Education for All Handicapped Children Act in 1975, there has been a virtual explosion of litigation over the extent to which these statutes protect the rights of students with disabilities and their parents. This course will serve as an introduction to how pertinent legislation, most notably the IDEA and Section 504 safeguards the educational rights of qualified children. At the same time, the proposed course examines related federal laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Education Rights Privacy Act, and litigation that impacts on the rights of parents, students, and educators involved in the process of providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) for children with disabilities.

Student Organizations

Disability Law Society

The Disability Law Society raises awareness about disability within the UDSL community, supports students who are interested in pursuing a legal education while having a disability or who are interested in pursuing disability law and provides information and assistance to students, faculty, staff and community members regarding disability.

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Health and Wellness

Counseling Center

University of Toledo College of Law

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Office Of Accessibility and Disability Resources

The Office Of Accessibility and Disability Resources partners with students, faculty, and staff to facilitate disability access essential to sustaining an inclusive campus experience. Access and accommodations ensure equal opportunity for students with disabilities to participate in all of the programs, activities, and services designed to transform our students into the diverse community of leaders we count on to improve the human condition.

We invite you to connect with ADR staff by calling 419-530-4981 or emailing [email protected]

Experiential Learning

In the past, students in the College’s Public Service Externship have completed field placements with the Ability Center and with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality in relation to disability rights. 


Disability Law

This course examines the growing area of disability law. Topics to be covered include discrimination based on disability in employment and public accommodations, as well as the requirement for educational institutions to provide special education services to disabled students. Relevant federal statutes will be examined, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (with special emphasis on the ADA Amendments Act of 2009), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act.

Employment Discrimination

This course focuses on the main federal statutes prohibiting employment discrimination and the policies underlying these laws, with the majority of time spent on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Additional topics and subtopics include sexual harassment, discrimination based on sexual orientation, defenses and reasonable accommodation of religion.

Student Organizations

Disability and Education Law Association

Other Information

The College now offers a joint JD/Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies program, allowing students to complete both programs in an accelerated period.

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Counseling Services

Mental Health & Wellness Resources