636 - Disability Discrimination
Professor: Ruth Colker
Semester: 2008 Autumn
Second Writing? No
Professional Responsibility? No
This four credit course primarily covers the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Students interested in learning about the law of special education should take the Special Education Practicum.
This course covers employment discrimination, public entity discrimination, and public accommodation discrimination under the ADA. In addition, students will learn how to conduct an accessibility audit and mediate the results from such an audit. Students will be divided into teams and assigned buildings to audit at Ohio State University. Students will then seek to attain a voluntary resolution of the problems they discover through live negotiation with the responsible officials at OSU.
One day of week for this course will be a two hour segment in which students will learn skills related to conducting an accessibility audit and negotiation. The other two days of the course will be devoted to standard case law material. The course will count towards two credits of the Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. The enrollment is limited to twenty students.
The final grade for this course will be based primarily on the work on the accessibility study and a 48 hour self-directed take-home exam.
The course materials listed above are for informational purposes only and should not be considered final. Students must check with the Registrar for a current list of closed courses.