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Disability Law and Policy Certificate for Class of 2012

Program Description

The Disability Law and Policy Program Certificate recognizes students who have taken a concentration of courses in the new and expanding field of disability law and policy. This certificate program attracts students interested in a career in disability law as well as students with experience or interest in disability and related areas of law such as civil rights law, children's rights, labor and employment law, and international human rights.

Obtaining the Certificate

Students interested in obtaining the Disability Law and Policy Program Certificate apply at the beginning of the applicant's last semester of law school. Students must complete the Certificate Application and attach an unofficial transcript as well as a copy of their paper satisfying the writing requirement. Students who have met all the requirements and are in good academic standing at the College of Law will be granted the Certificate.


Required Courses

  • Disability Law (3 credits) AND
  • Advance Disability Law (3 credits) OR International and Comparative Disability Law (3 credits) OR Legislation and Policy: Special Education Law (or other course, with permission of the director) AND
  • One disability-related graduate course outside the College of Law (with approval) AND
  • Disability Rights Clinic (12 credits) OR Externship at a placement that provides experience in disability law ( 4 credits for the summer externship; 8-10 credits fot the academic year externship) OR disability related work experience (with approval) AND
  • Students must complete the College of Law writing requirement on a topic related to disability law (approved by the director).

Elective Courses (3 of the following)

  • Administrative Law Comparative Law
  • Advanced Constitutional Law
  • Advanced Disability Law
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bioethics/Genetics and the Law
  • Children and the Law
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Decedents, Estates and Trusts
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Family Law
  • Federal Courts
  • General Council
  • Health Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International and Comparative Disability Law
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence of Human Right
  • Labor Law
  • Law and Market Economy
  • Lawyer as Negotiator
  • Lawyering Skills: Basic
  • Lawyering Skills: Family Law
  • Mediation in Family Law
  • Poverty Law
  • Race and the Law
  • Other (with approval)