Useful Principles: Disabilities and a Common-Sense Campus

By: CLC Staff

We’ve talked about the nature of disability, the documentation for disabilities, and the sources of guidance for accommodating these disabilities. Now, as an administrator, you finally have to take action. Even with all of this information at your fingertips, it can be difficult to decide how to...

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Looking for Guidance: References for Working with Disabilities

By: CLC Staff

Understanding where to look for help, and knowing what kind of help you’re getting, is a necessary aspect of a campus administrator’s job, never more so than in the case of disability accommodation.

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Leveling the Playing Field: The Importance of Documentation

By: CLC Staff

A necessary part of having any disability accommodated on campus is providing adequate documentation for that disability. Many organizations advocating for the disabled argue that this documentation shouldn’t be burdensome – that is, we shouldn’t be asking too much of the individual when it...

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How Is Your Campus Accommodating Students with Disabilities?

By: CLC Staff

One of the most crucial responsibilities for campus faculty and staff is the accommodation of students with disabilities. There has been an increasing focus on the organizational frameworks of post-secondary institutions and how these schools can adapt to fit the needs of those who have a...

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First Amendment Lessons from University of Missouri

Since October, students at the University of Missouri had staged protests calling for more attention and action from the university president in response to a series of racially charged incidents on campus.

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Supreme Court Predictions: Admission Policies

As the Supreme Court enters into its high season, the most pressing case for college admissions is Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—and it has legal experts predicting a potential seismic change in admission policies. Oral arguments started recently for the Supreme Court, with a ruling on

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An Interview with Laura Rothstein about the Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act turns a quarter century old this year, and is increasing complicated each year in its application. In this Campus Law Considered podcast, Laura Rothstein talks about the various and complicated elements of the Americans with Disabilities Act—undue hardship,...

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Michael Olivas Discusses, What To Do About Undocumented Students?

Michael Olivas jokes that his forthcoming book Perchance to DREAM, A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act was meant to introduce the new immigration policies, but he is concerned that it may actually serve as an eulogy as the debate over undocumented students continues to languish.

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Third down and long for student athletes?

College football games represent so much more than two teams running, passing and tackling: At play each Saturday in September and October are massive implications for the legal rights for students and institutions. That cute and funny mascot? Oh, there are intellectual property and copyright...

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Women-Only Colleges Set Admission Policies for Transgender Applicants

Last August, Mills College in Oakland, California, made a ground-breaking announcement: The traditionally women-only school would begin accepting applications from students born male but who identify as female. (The college will not consider students who were born female but have become male...

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