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LAW 5046: Disability Law and Policy
Spring 2023 • Section 21 • CRN 27878

Course Description

This course will focus on a broad range of disability laws, regulations and employer benefit offerings, with specific concentration on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act, employer sponsored disability plans governed by ERISA, the emergence of Paid Family Leave laws across the country and the implications for employees and employers of all sizes. Topics will include disability types (physical, mental), legal burdens of proof, threshold variance with an examination of disability and employment discrimination, reasonable accommodations under the ADA, the concept of an undue hardships and the interplay of mandated laws and new employee benefits like Parental leave. There will be an emphasis on federal regulations, EEOC guidance, historical and current case law, as well as fundamental insights on employer risk mitigation, regulatory compliance and an in-depth look into the rapidly expanding business of absence management in the private sector.


Day/Time Location
M 7:30-9:20 PM Klein 6A

Course Details

  • Scott Daniels
Credit Hours

2 Credits



Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info

No Registration Restrictions.

Book List/Materials