ERIC Number: EJ529561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Accommodating Law Faculty with Disabilities.
Tucker, Bonnie Poitras; Smith, Joseph F., Jr.
Journal of Legal Education, v46 n2 p157-88 Jun 1996
The obligations of law schools, under federal law, to accommodate faculty with disabilities are examined. Employment provisions of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the definition of a disabled individual are reviewed, and real and hypothetical scenarios in hiring and employing law teachers are analyzed. Focus is on schools' legal responsibility. (MSE)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Disabilities, Employment Practices, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Law Schools, Legal Education (Professions), Legal Responsibility, Professional Education, School Responsibility, Teacher Rights
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)