Disability Rights Project

The Disability Rights Project (DRP) at Berkeley Law advocates for people with disabilities. Students will provide pro bono legal research support to the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), a leading national civil rights law and policy center. DREDF engages in impact litigation on behalf of people with disabilities on issues such as education, housing, medical care, transportation, and emergency response.

In Fall 2019, the DRP will focus on research related to Medicaid and the Americans with Disabilities Act, settlement and discovery protocol, and legal requirements for emergency services. This work will further DREDF’s mission to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy and public policy.

Supervision: Students in DRP will be under the supervision of attorneys at the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund.

Time Commitment: 3-4 hours every other week, including:

  • 1 hour in-person meeting
  • Trainings (DREDF training – 1 hour, library training – 1 hour, and general legal research and writing training – 3 hours).

For more information, please contact drp@berkeley.edu.

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