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Ann McGinley - Teaching Disability Law

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Students learn best when they can engage with the law in both practical and theoretical ways. And they can do exactly that with the 6th edition of Professor Ann McGinley’s casebook, Disability Law: Cases, Materials, Problems, which she co-authored with Laura Rothstein, Professor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law.

 

Prof. McGinley will use her new edition this fall when she teaches Disability Law, a course that deals with various areas of disability discrimination.  The book uses a problem approach to teach the statutes and constitutional provisions that create rights for persons with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, governmental services and programs, higher education, primary and secondary education, housing and independent living, and health care and insurance.

 

The 6th edition introduces features that make the book more accessible to students including chapter introductions, overviews, learning goals, and summaries, and lists of key concepts and definitions. These new features, combined with updated hypotheticals, give the book its practical and theoretical balance. Prof. McGinley also has students perform an architectural barriers study of community entities such as hospitals, medical, insurance, and law offices, casinos, shopping centers, hotels, playgrounds, libraries, schools, and online websites.

 

Prof. McGinley also is co-director of the Workplace Law Concentration at Boyd, and has currently placed articles on gender and Chilean Lawyers in Arizona Law Review, on gender and venture capitalists in UC Davis Law Review and on the #MeToo movement in a joint symposium by Yale Law Forum and Stanford Law Review Online.  She spoke most recently at Stanford Law School on sex-based harassment and at the Law & Society meeting in Toronto, Ontario, on her empirical study of the effect of gender on the working conditions of Chilean lawyers.  Besides Disability Law, Prof. McGinley will teach Employment Discrimination Law in the fall.

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