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May 31, 2019


Baylor University School of Law (Waco)

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Office of Access and Learning Accomodation

You have chosen to continue your education at a school with a long history of inclusion of students with disabilities. The Office of Access and Learning Accommodation (OALA) creates an encouraging, supportive, and caring environment where students with disabilities feel they are accepted and valued as individuals. This is achieved by showing compassion, patience, and open-mindedness as well as through teaching responsibility.

Sid Richardson Building
First Floor (East Wing)

One Bear Place #97204
Waco, Tx 76798-7204

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (254) 710-3605


Employment Discrimination: A study of employment discrimination law, including Title Vll of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This course entails a study of the major federal anti-discrimination laws, with particular emphasis on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Other statutes are addressed to a lesser degree, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

St. Mary's University School of Law (San Antonio)

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Office of Student Accessibility Services

The Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) supports equal access of qualifying individuals with documented disabilities and certain medical conditions to all educational opportunities, programs, services, and activities. The department strives to foster student’s active participation in the accommodation process. The student is given the opportunity to engage in identifying reasonable accommodations to assist with eliminating barriers to the learning experience.

To get started, students are encouraged to schedule an appointment by contacting us at [email protected], 210-436-3135 or 210-431-5080. The Office of Student Accessibility Services is located in the Center for Life Directions Building room 139.


Employment Discrimination: Title VII: Employment discrimination law is an important body of civil rights law and is also the fastest growing area of labor law. This course will address methods of proving a case of discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which forbids employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Issues covered may include sexual harassment, affirmative action, pay equity, and retaliation against employees who file charges of discrimination. The course will also cover procedural issues concerning enforcement, as well as the types of relief available. Other statutes, such as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and the employment discrimination provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act, may be covered.

Employment Law: Discrimination Laws: This course focuses on the major federal employment discrimination laws exclusive of Title VII, including the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act, the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 et. al., the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as their definitions, burdens of proof, damages, and administrative prerequisites.

Estate Planning: Estate Planning focuses on the process by which individuals make comprehensive arrangements for their property and personal needs, which remain in effect during disability and after death. Topics covered in this course include disability planning for property and healthcare needs; planning for the physical aspects of death; the use of non-probate techniques; the preparation and execution of wills, trusts, and other documents; and the fundamentals of federal gift and estate taxation.

South Texas College of Law (Houston)

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Office of Student Support Accommodations 

It is the policy of South Texas College of Law Houston to provide reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified students, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In order to receive accommodations, a student must submit the Student Application for Accommodations and the requisite documentation to the Office of Student Support at least 30 days in advance of requested services and/or accommodations. Students who identify physical barrier concerns should immediately report them to the Office of Student Support.

Gena Lewis Singleton, J.D. - Assistant Dean
(713) 646-1778
[email protected]


Guardianship Clinic: Students represent a parent or close relative seeking the guardianship or guardianship alternatives of an incapacitated adult.


Amateur Sports Law: This course covers various amateur sports law issues and focuses on regulation of interscholastic, intercollegiate, and Olympic sports. Topics covered include constitutional law, tort law, contract law, Title IX gender discrimination, federal disability discrimination laws, the legal characterization of college athletes, regulatory authority of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, antitrust law, international law affecting Olympic sports, trademark and unfair competition law, and regulation of private sports associations. Antitrust Law is a recommended, but not required, prerequisite for this course.

Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (Dallas)

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Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies

The Disability Accommodations and Success Strategies (DASS) office at SMU is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal access to the University, including its curriculum, programs, and activities. DASS provides accommodations and services to students with a range of disabilities, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and psychiatric disorders. The office evaluates and approves reasonable accommodations for students who are significantly impacted by a condition considered disabling under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Through collaboration with students, faculty, and staff, DASS empowers students to effectively utilize on and off-campus resources to achieve academic and personal success.

To start the accommodation process, please review the Disability Accommodations page, and review the procedures for applying for accommodations and submitting supporting documentation to our office. In order to establish eligibility for accommodations, students are responsible for requesting our services and must contact our office.

Loyd Center Suite 202
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (214) 768-1470

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Texas A&M University School of Law (Fort Worth)

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Disability Accommodations

Texas A&M University School of Law is dedicated to removing barriers to law students with disabilities and providing equal access. Those who are needing disability accommodations or temporary conditions academic assistive measures can begin the process by reviewing the disability accommodation webpage. Once completed, the student will meet individually with a member of the Office of Student Affairs to learn more about their situation and what reasonable accommodations for their disability are available. Please note, it is the law student’s responsibility to contact the School of Law - Office of Student Affairs to request academic adjustments in their educational program. Advance notice of the need for an academic accommodation can help to ensure that there is adequate time to review the request and determine each request on a case-by-case basis.

To begin the process, please review the Disability Accommodations webpage:

To contact Texas A&M University School of Law about disability accommodations, please email [email protected].

Phone: (817) 212-4111


Education Law:  Dynamics of the legal rights, responsibilities and relationships between parents, students, teachers and administrators; understanding the balance between these rights and the smooth, efficient operation of schools; separation of church and state; the instructional program and the balance between the substantive rights of parents and the compelling interest of the state in educating children; student on-campus First Amendment expression rights; student privacy rights; application of the Fourth Amendment; rights of students with disabilities; common law student rights; teacher certification requirements; contractual issues arising from employment relationships.

Employment Discrimination: Examination of federal law concerning discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, and disability; includes Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age of Discrimination in Employment Act, the Reconstruction Era Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Special Education Law: Examination of the law governing the education of children with disabilities; analysis of the framework of special education law, focusing on regulations such as the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the No Child Left Behind Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; exploration of key issues in special education law as set forth in Supreme Court decisions and how those decisions have impacted the practice and application of the law in schools.

Elder Law: Overview of the law relating to aging individuals and an older American society; includes employment and disability discrimination, retirement, property management, guardianship and protection, health care financing, health care decision-making, housing, and family issues unique to grandparents; Texas law on particular subjects covered when possible.

Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law (Houston)

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Student Affairs 

Student Accessibility Services Office 

We are excited to have you join our community! The Student Accessibility Services Office (SASO) provides reasonable academic accommodations to individuals with disabilities, in a confidential manner, to ensure equal opportunity and accessibility to educational programs and activities. SASO offers individualized services that are structured to support students’ disability-related academic needs.

Student Health Center
Room 140

Phone: (713) 313-4210
Fax: (713) 313-7817
Email: [email protected]


The Externship program has a placement with Disability Rights Texas, Lubbock.


Employment Discrimination: The course is an introductory employment discrimination law course. The course will cover at will employment and Title VII discrimination (national origin, race, color, religion, sex). It will also cover topics such as pregnancy discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, age discrimination, and disability discrimination.

Texas Tech University School of Law (Lubbock)

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Main Campus Student Disability Services

Texas Tech University has one of the most comprehensive departments for students with disabilities in the state of Texas. Student Disability Services (SDS) staff provide a variety of accommodations and services for individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are tailored to the individual and the disability.

Address: 130 Weeks Hall, MS 45007 | Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone: (806) 742-2405
Fax: (806) 742-4837
Email: [email protected]

Office for Student Life, Law School

Contact:  Sofia Chapman
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  806-834-2468
Address:  School of Law Office for Student Life, 3311 18th Street, Lubbock TX 79409

Registrars Office, Law School

[email protected]

Address:  School of Law, Registrars Office, 3311 18th Street, Lubbock TX 79409


Mental Disability Law: A study of various practical and theoretical aspects of law and psychiatry in the context of competency to stand trial, the insanity defense, rights of persons with mental illness or mental disability, civil commitment proceedings, discrimination issues, and related topics.

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University of Houston Law Center

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Justin Dart, Jr. Student Accessibility Center

The Justin Dart, Jr. Student Accessibility Center equalizes our students’ learning, discovery, and engagement by fostering self-advocacy, inclusion, and success.

Email: [email protected]

Justin Dart Jr. Center for Students with Disabilities
CSD Building #568, Room #110
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3022
(713) 743-5400
TDD (713) 749-1527
Fax (713) 743-5396
[email protected]


Antidiscrimination: Antidiscrimination law has expanded dramatically over the past several decades. There has been a push to expand beyond traditionally protected classes ¿ e.g., race, sex, and religion ¿ to protect people on the basis of a wide range of considerations, including (but not limited to weight, criminal records, credit histories, sexual orientation, prior salaries, genetics, disability, and appearance.

Employment Discrimination: Examines the substantive law of employment discrimination and the policy conflicts underlying the legal and social issues raised by the cases. Basic doctrines designed to protect individuals from unfair unemployment decisions: Title VII; Americans with Disabilities Act; and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Disabilities and the Law: Is a study of legal issues affecting persons with disabilities, including education, higher education, employment, architectural barriers, transportation, public accommodations, public services, housing and access to health care.

Mental Health Law: This course will examine a variety of civil and administrative issues pertaining to mental health care access, quality, liability, and finance. Particular attention will be given to federal and state mental health parity law and mandatory mental health and substance use disorder law; federal and state regulation of interventions such as restraint, seclusion, electroconvulsive therapy, and psychosurgery; federal and state laws protecting the confidentiality of mental health and substance use disorder records; state law scope of practice issues for mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, advance nurse practitioners, and counselors; state regulation of involuntary inpatient and outpatient commitment; and civil liability and/or professional discipline for negligent failure to diagnose, negligent misdiagnosis, negligent treatment, negligent referral, sexual and romantic relationships with patients, patient injury following elopement, and patient suicide.

University of North Texas Dallas College of Law

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Disability Accommodations for Students

 The UNT Dallas College of Law (COL) provides accommodation to qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

  • UNT Dallas College of Law students usually bring any initial questions to the UNT Dallas College of Law Office of Student Affairs by contacting Kevin Robinowich, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at [email protected]
  • Students may also reach out to the UNT Dallas Office of Disability Services on the Main Campus who will ultimately determine what accommodations are granted by contacting Cynthia "Cindy" Suarez at [email protected]


Estate Planning Practicum: This course introduces planning strategies for transferring wealth during lifetime and at death pursuant to Texas law, and it gives students opportunities to draft common estate-planning documents. Potential topics include will and trust drafting, durable powers of attorney, healthcare advanced directives, and planning for spendthrift beneficiaries, disabled beneficiaries, beneficiaries with behavioral issues, the Texas probate system, and Texas community property. The course also introduces basic concepts of gifts to minors and other dependents, estate and gift taxes, transferring ownership of life insurance, with emphasis on irrevocable life insurance trusts; and introduction to the generation-skipping tax, guardianship, and Medicaid eligibility.

University of Texas School of Law (Austin)

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Texas Law is committed to the full inclusion of students with disabilities in the law school community. In partnership with the University of Texas at Austin Services for Students with Disabilities Office (SSD), the Student Affairs Office (SAO) coordinates all disability accommodations at the law school. Visit the SSD website for the application process.

University of Texas at Austin Services for Students with Disabilities Office (SSD)

Student Affairs Office
(512) 232-1140
[email protected]
TNH 2.117
727 E. Dean Keeton
Austin, TX 78705


Disability Rights Clinic: The Disability Rights Clinic represents clients with disabilities in a variety of legal contexts. Students represent low-income parents of children with disabilities attending Texas public schools. The Clinic brings cases against school districts alleging violations of state and federal special education and anti-discrimination laws. Students gain first hand experience by drafting civil complaints, developing expert testimony, mediating cases, and participating in hearings and trials.


Employment Law: This course explores the law surrounding the relationship between employers and individual employees, focusing primarily on the following areas: (1) Distinctions between “employees” and other types of workers, and why they matter; (2) The "general rule" of employment-at-will and the ways it can be modified; (3) Some statutory and common law exceptions to at-will employment, such as whistle-blowing, public policy and tort theories; (4) Employee privacy & drug testing issues; (5) The additional rights and responsibilities of government employees (e.g., free speech & due process rights, limitations on political rights); (6) A general overview of the laws protecting employees from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics (e.g., race, national origin, sex, sexual harassment, age, disability), and their enforcement schemes; (7) A general overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act and its minimum wage & overtime premium protections; (8) A general overview of the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the duties of employers/employees thereunder; and (9) A look at the duties an employee can owe the employer, such as those involving trade secrets and obligations not to compete. Please note that Employment Law is different from Labor Law; the latter generally governs the relationship between employers and labor unions representing their employees, dealing with topics such as collective bargaining, strikes, labor contract enforcement, and similar topics.

Student Organizations

Texas Law Disability and Neurodivergent Alliance: Texas Law Disability and Neurodivergent Alliance (TLDNA) is an organization of law students dedicated to fostering the next generation of Disability Rights Advocates, creating space for the experience of disability and neurodiversity in law school, and educating about accessibility.