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Special Education Advocacy sparks student’s interest in law

Some students always envision attending law school. They work tirelessly as undergraduates to build up their GPAs and study endlessly for that daunting LSAT, eventually celebrating their acceptance into law school. For 3L Carolyn Cole, the path wasn’t so straightforward.

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Disabled Education: A Critical Analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

(NYU Press, 2013) By Ruth Colker The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) promises a free and appropriate public education to all children with disabilities. At first glance, the IDEA is a shining example of law’s democratizing impulse. But, in [...]

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Colker to Head Mini-Seminar on Advanced Education Advocacy and Issue Analysis

A mini-seminar on Advanced Education Advocacy and Issue Analysis is scheduled to be held 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 19 at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Presented by the Ohio Poverty Law Center, LLC and Center [...]

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Professor Colker to discuss ‘The Learning Disabilities Mess’ in webinar

Distinguished University Professor Ruth Colker, an expert in disability law, will discuss use of the term “learning disability” in an upcoming webinar on Thursday, Jan. 19. Colker, the Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law at The Ohio State University [...]

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Colker designated Distinguished University Professor

Ruth Colker, the Heck Faust Chair in Constitutional Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, is one of the most influential figures in the field of disability law in the United States. Her scholarly work has influenced [...]

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How changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act could affect you

In September 2008, President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. The act made changes to the definition of “disability,” and reassessed how statutory terms involving disabilities should be interpreted. Professor Ruth Colker, one of the [...]

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