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2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 599 - Topics in Disability Law

Disability Human Rights: This mini-course will examine the current and future status of disability rights around the globe. Beginning with the first human rights treaty of the twenty-first century–the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, whose negotiation the instructor particpated in–we will study how disability rights are conceived and developed around the world. In so doing, we will consider several countries where the instructor is advising governments on drafting or revising their laws (e.g., Vietnam), as well as conducting hands-on human rights training with disabled persons organizations (for example, Bangladesh). We also will look a few specific disabilities (such as Deafness) as a way of identifying themes that cross boundaries and cultures. Students are required to write a 12 page double spaced light research paper. All material will be distributed via MyLaw.