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757 - Special Education Advocacy
Professor: Ruth Colker
Semester: 2011 Winter
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Simulations and take-home exam.
This two credit course primarily covers the law of special education as provided in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”). Students interested in learning about the Americans with Disabilities Act should take The Law of Disability Discrimination.
This course will be taught in conjunction with professors in various allied health professions who specialize in assisting children with disabilities.
A primary emphasis of the class will be to teach students about the process under which students are identified as disabled and provided with Individualized Education Plans ("IEPs"). The class sessions will be highly practical with students engaging in many simulations.
Enrollment in the class will be limited to twelve law students and eight nonlaw students who are engaging in graduate work related to special education. The course will count towards one credit of the Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
The final grade for this course will be based primarily on the student’s participation in the various simulations and a take-home final examination (which can be taken as part of a team).
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.