Disability Justice

Academic Year

The course will consider how law has defined disability and the role of law in shaping how disability has been conceptualized, classified, and criminalized. This course will uncover the limitations of federal disability rights laws that guarantee equal access to and treatment of people with disabilities in areas such as schools, employment, housing, facilities and in the criminal justice system. In addition, the course will explore how, in some cases, law and policies intended as protections have further marginalized people with disabilities.