Lewis & Clark Law School (Portland)
Contact/ Disability Resource Center
The Office of Student Accessibility serves as the accessibility office, providing accommodations, education, consultation and advocacy for students with disabilities. In addition to our work with students with disabilities, we also support the campus wide community with accessing resources to support overall health and wellness.
Email: [email protected] (access at lclark dot EE D You)
Phone: (503) 768-7192
Fax: (503) 768-7197
Office of Student Accessibility
Lewis & Clark
615 S. Palatine Hill Road MSC 112
Portland OR 97219
Companion Animal Law: At its core, this seminar provides an intensive examination of contemporary companion animal legal, ethical, and policy issues in the American judicial and legislative arenas. It introduces students to many of these evolving issues, including, but not limited to, service and support animals, breed specific legislation, pet trusts, state regulation of pets and pet ownership, and some of the broader, yet related, contextual issues that warrant investigation. In doing so, the course explores the challenges and opportunities available to advocates interested in companion animal issues.
Employment Discrimination: This class examines the federal laws governing employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age and disability. The course will explore the policy grounds for employment discrimination laws and the various legal models created to address discrimination, including individual disparate treatment, systemic disparate treatment, disparate impact, harassment, affirmative action, and reasonable accommodation. Statutory coverage will include: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and 42 U.S.C. section 1981.
Disability Allied Law Student Association: The Lewis & Clark Law School Disability Allied Law Students Association’s (DALSA) purpose is to create accessible spaces on campus, provide much-needed representation for disabled students at Lewis & Clark, and organize students around disability rights. DALSA is Lewis and Clark’s affinity group for people who identify as disabled, and their allies. The group centers around physical disabilities, mental health, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, communication disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other impairments that may limit or substantially alter major life activities. Our goal is to deploy an intersectional and inclusive approach that is informed by the varied experiences that people with disabilities have based on their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, visibility of disability, religion, immigration status, ability, and class. We seek to go beyond a medical diagnosis model and to focus on the different social and professional experiences of individuals with disabilities and how that relates to the study and practice of law. DALSA will work both independently and co-dependently with student groups and the Lewis & Clark Law administration to provide programming to educate the law school community about how disability is experienced by different groups of people and how that experience is codified by the law. DALSA aims to amplify the awareness of people with disabilities in all areas of the law.
University of Oregon School of Law (Eugene)
Contact/ Accessible Education Center
We strive to provide a welcoming and accommodating atmosphere for all of our students, including and especially our students with disabilities. Whether your disability is physical, cognitive, or psycho-emotional, we are committed to providing you support so that you can excel inside the classroom and outside of it.
Physical Location: 164 Oregon Hall
5278 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5278
Fax (541) 346-6013
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Elder Law: Topics include social security and pensions; health care decision-making, including the right to die, living wills, and durable powers of attorney for health care; planning for health care financing, including alternate living arrangements and financing through private resources, Medicare and Medicaid; regulation of retirement facilities and nursing homes; and protection of disabled adults through guardianships, conservator-ships, and related mechanisms.
Employment Law: Examines individual rights in the workplace, including federal and state statutes. Use of questionnaires, polygraph legislation, drug and other medical tests; employment discrimination (Title 7); disability discrimination; family leave statutes; and a variety of working conditions are covered, including harassment, workplace privacy, and free speech as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The doctrine of at-will discharge and whistle-blower legislation are included.
Willamette University College of Law (Salem)
Contact/ Disability Resource Center
Willamette University is committed to accessible and inclusive programs. Accessible Education Services (AES) facilitates the accommodation request process and provides holistic support for students that experience disability or identify as disabled. AES honors disability as an important aspect of human diversity and seeks to foster social justice learning models. AES determines student eligibility for academic and non-academic accommodations and serves as a resource on accessibility for students, faculty and staff.
Disability Law: This course examines the ways in which modern disability laws are changing the cultural and physical landscape of our society. We will explore issues such as: disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation in the workplace, the obligation of government and private businesses to become accessible, and the requirements of housing providers to accommodate renters with disabilities. This class is team-taught by two attorneys: one who investigates civil rights complaints and another who represents plaintiffs in disability cases. In order to maximize our efforts to bring the real world into the classroom, we will also have several attorney guest speakers.
Employment Discrimination Law: This course focuses on workplace claims involving employment discrimination and harassment. State and federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, and disability are explored. Topics include disparate treatment, disparate impact, harassment, bona fide occupational qualifications, and the business necessity defense.
Disability Justice: The mission of the Disability Justice student organization is to achieve inclusion by direct advocacy, to promote awareness of accessibility needs in the at Willamette University College of Law community at large, and to provide mutual support and encouragement for law students at Willamette.