Gonzaga University Law School
Disability Resources, Education, & Access Management "DREAM"
Kathy Shearer, M.A., C.R.C.
502 E. Boone Ave., AD Box 19
Spokane, WA 99258-0019
Mental Disability Law
This course is designed to explore the relevant legal processes and the civil, constitutional, and criminal issues affecting persons with mental health disabilities. Possible topics include: involuntary civil commitment, institutional rights, the right to refuse treatment, deinstitutionalization, the Americans with Disabilities Act, competencies, the insanity defense, sexually violent predator acts, and the impact of mental disability in the criminal trial process on issues such as confessions and sentencing, including the death penalty.
Seattle University School of Law
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
Sullivan Hall 210G
Health Law Concentration
Includes courses in disability law, elder law, and public benefits law.
Estate and Disability Planning Clinic
University of Washington School of Law
Disability Resources for Students Office (DRS)
Dyane Haynes, Director
448 Schmitz Hall, Box 355839
Seattle, WA 98195-5839
Krista Greear, Assistive Technology/Alternative Media Program Manager
Examines the definition of “disability” as set forth in the ADA and case law and focuses on education law and entitlements, access to and discrimination in employment, housing, public transportation, and health care.
Disability Law Alliance
Educates law students and beginning lawyers about the various opportunities for advocacy in the disability law field, including accommodations in facilities, education, and employment; discrimination; guardianship; Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security; and abuse of individuals with disabilities.