The Law School Magazine  ·  Summer 2013

Ruth Colker


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

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 the book Disabled Educ...

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Reynolds ’01 excels on Capitol Hill

At the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Nichole Francis Reynolds ’01 was working backstage preparing speakers to go onstage when a colleague pointed out former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio) to her. Reynolds approached Sutton, who re...

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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. Professo...

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School Integration Then and Now

Carlotta Walls was taught at a young age that a good education is the key to success.  The gifted teenager undoubtedly had no idea this principle, instilled by her parents, would lead to her becoming an icon in American civil rights history. During ...

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