Disability Rights Florida

Credit: 6 credits
Number of Positions: 1

Disability Rights Florida litigates cases on behalf of people suffering mental or physical disabilities. Cases involve such issues as educational discrimination, Baker Act procedures, excessive restraints used against mentally disabled individuals, vocational rehabilitation, and Medicaid awards. The Center litigates individual as well as class action cases.

Prerequisites: Evidence. Students are not certified pursuant to student practice rule.

Recommended Courses: Civil Pretrial Practice or Florida Civil Practice; Administrative Law or Florida Administrative Practice; Disability Law.

Selection Process: Selection is based on the student applicant's overall record, courses, grades, career goals, expected graduation date, and other externships taken.

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