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287 sec. 001 - Disability Rights (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Arlene Mayerson  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Silvia Yee  
Instructor: Elizabeth Zirker  
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Units: 2


    F 09:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Location: Off Campus
    On 2019-08-23

    Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 111
    From August 29, 2019
    To October 31, 2019

Course Start: August 23, 2019
Course End: October 31, 2019
Class Number: 32627

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 5
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 22
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM

This two-unit course launches with a full-day interdisciplinary conference (Friday, August 23rd) at the Ed Roberts Campus, a universally designed community center located at the Ashby BART Station. Reading will be assigned before the conference which will give a context to the field of disability rights. The conference will feature renowned Bay Area disability rights advocates and academics covering disability history, the core principles of disability nondiscrimination, practicing as a disability rights lawyer, and the role of disability rights in the social issues of our time, including technology, immigration, and burgeoning intersectional legal issues.
The conference takes the place of four class sessions, leaving ten sessions for the school year and allowing in-class instruction to end before December. Classroom sessions will cover disability rights in employment, housing, education (including special education), community life, healthcare, government programs, and private businesses. Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all enrolled students; any enrolled students who are not present at the first day of class (which is the full-day conference) without prior permission of the instructor will be dropped from the class.
The course is an OPTION 1 CLASS that requires the completion of a 15-page research paper on a mutually agreed topic, and grading will also be based in significant part on attendance and participation.

Instructors are Arlene Mayerson, Directing Attorney of Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), Silvia Yee, Senior Attorney of Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, and Elizabeth Zirker, a Managing Attorney with Disability Rights California. Guest speakers will include renowned scholars and practitioners.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest

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