Disability Law & Policy Certificate
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Disability Law & Policy Certificate

The Disability Law and Policy Program Certificate recognizes students who have taken a concentration of courses in the new and expanding field of disability law and policy. This certificate program attracts students interested in a career in disability law as well as students with experience or interest in disability and related areas of law such as civil rights law, children's rights, labor and employment law, and international human rights.

Students interested in obtaining the Disability Law and Policy Program Certificate apply at the beginning of the applicant's last semester of law school. Students must complete the Certificate Application and attach an unofficial transcript as well as a copy of their paper satisfying the writing requirement. Students who have met all the requirements and are in good academic standing at the College of Law will be granted the Certificate.


  1. Disability Law (3 credits)
  2. Advanced Disability Law or Education Law or International Human Rights and Disability Law (each course is 3 credits and meets the COL writing requirement) or one disability related graduate course outside of the College of Law (3 credits)
  3. Disability Rights Clinic(12 credits) or Externship (at a placement that provides experience in disability law; 4 credits for summer externship; 8-10 credits for academic year externship)
  4. Three electives courses
  5. Students must complete the College of Law writing requirement on a topic related to disability law.


  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Constitutional Law
  • Advanced Family Issues
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Advanced Torts
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Bioethics/ Genetics and the Law
  • Children and the Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Comparative Law
  • Decedent’s Estates and Trusts
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Family Law
  • Federal Courts
  • General Counsel
  • Health Law
  • Housing Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Independent Study (with approval)
  • Indian Law
  • International, Foreign, and Comparative Law Research Topics
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Human Rights and Disability Law
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence of Human Rights
  • Labor Law
  • Law and Market Economy
  • Lawyer as Negotiator
  • Lawyering Skills
  • Legislation and Policy Course on a related topic
  • Mediation in Family Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Poverty Law
  • Professional Writing for Lawyers
  • Race and the Law
  • Regulatory Law and Policy