November 21, 2018


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
(509) 313-4134


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 

Richard Bird
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
Sullivan Hall 210G
(206) 398-4060

Disability Services

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
(206) 543-892 

Krista Greear, Assistive Technology/Alternative Media Program Manager


Disability Law
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.