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Disability Discrimination

Course Description:

The course will emphasize the acquisition of knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and Fair Housing Amendments through traditional statutory and case law analysis. Students will complete a practical exercise as well as take a take-home exam.

Education Law

Course Description:

This course will focus primarily on K-12 education wherein students examine myriad topics: school safety issues and related efforts to protect student privacy and freedom of expression, including combating threatening behavior, peer harassment, and peer mistreatment; the rights of educators, including teacher certification, tenure, dismissal, retirement, academic freedom.

Employment Law

Course Description:

This course focuses on federal and state regulation of the employment relationship, including constitutional, statutory, and common-law restrictions on employer activities. Subjects covered include negligent hiring and retention, invasion of privacy, wrongful discharge, unemployment insurance, employer’s duty to provide a safe workplace, and compensation for employees injured on the job. The course does not include …

Justice for Children Clinic

Course Description:

The course examines the substantive and procedural rights of children in a variety of legal contexts. As legal interns certified by the Ohio Supreme Court, students will each represent at least two juvenile clients. Cases may fall into any of the following areas of law: juvenile delinquency, abuse, neglect or dependency, appeals, immigration, or special …

Labor Law

Course Description:

Federal regulation of labor-management relations in private sector, focusing upon employee organizational and representational rights; selection of bargaining representative; collective bargaining process; contract administration and enforcement; and the union’s duty of fair representation.

Nonprofit Organizations

Course Description:

This course will examine the major aspects of governance and tax law issues affecting the nonprofit sector. The emphasis will be on the lawyer’s role in forming, securing recognition of tax exemption for, and counseling nonprofit entities, such as charitable organizations, foundations, museums, hospitals, universities, and advocacy groups. A broad range of basic legal rules, …

Regulatory Compliance

Course Description:

This course explores the theory, law and practice of regulatory compliance. Students will become familiar with the foundations of regulatory compliance, including legal underpinnings, ethics, and behavioral economics. Drawing on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and Federal Reserve rules, the course will explore the structure underlying compliance programs in both theoretical and practical applications, with a …

Special Education Advocacy

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to be an advocate on behalf of children with disabilities. It is a highly practical course in which students are expected to be highly prepared for each class session and be actively involved in the simulations and other class work. Topics include: Initiating a Special Education …

The Lawyer in the Community

Course Description:

This course—about the lawyer’s professional relationship to the larger community in which s/he works and lives—will survey traditional and nontraditional lawyering tools for serving communities and their needs. It has both an in-class and a community fieldwork component. Class meetings, dedicated largely to scholarship on the lawyer’s tools and the role of the lawyer in …