Roger Williams University School of Law (Bristol)
Contact/ Disability Resource Center
The Law School endeavors to assist students with disabilities to complete law school successfully, and will permit students with documented disabilities reasonable accommodations necessary to enable students to undertake the prescribed course of study.
Contact: Assistant Dean of Students, Lorraine Lalli
10 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
Fax (401) 254-5359
Veterans Disability Appeals Field Clinic: Students in the Veterans Disability Appeals Field Clinic will do their field work in the offices of Chisholm, Chisholm & Kilpatrick, one of the nation’s leading veterans disability law firms, located in downtown Providence.
Employment Discrimination: This course will explore the law’s response to the phenomenon of employment discrimination. We will focus on some of the major federal statutes that forbid employment discrimination based on protected characteristics such as race, sex, age, and disability status - Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. We will look at the proof of intentional discrimination required under the statutes, their treatment of neutral employment practices that have a disparate impact on members of the protected classes, and the enforcement and remedial provisions of the statutes. Throughout we will try to assess the efficacy of these regulatory interventions.
Mental Health Law: Multidisciplinary Approach: This course is designed to create a cross disciplinary environment where students can explore some of the critical issues that cross the boundaries between law and behavioral health. It will focus on selected topics, exploring each of them from a medical as well as legal perspective. The course will begin with an overview of the mental health system and its history, as well as an outline of the specialized legal environment in which it works. There will then be a series of focus sessions that zoom in on specific issues. There will be three skills workshops providing practical application of the material to common types of psychiatric hearings: civil certification; dangerousness; and competency/diversion.