Legal Protection Against Discrimination for Students in Higher Education: Four Leading Issues

Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 15-20, 2006

Posted: 11 Jun 2006  

Mark C. Weber

DePaul University College of Law

Abstract

This article discusses four major topics concerning claims under the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act made by college and university students with learning disabilties: (1) Which students are considered disabled so as to be covered by the laws; (2) Should deference be given to colleges and universities regarding their decisions about student selection and accommodations; (3) What accommodations must be afforded during testing; and (4) What obligations do colleges and universities have to prevent harassment of students with learning disabilities. It concludes with a brief discussion of the benefit to academic institutions from adoption of inclusive practices with respect to students with learning disabilities.

Keywords: learning disabilities, education, disability

Suggested Citation

Weber, Mark C., Legal Protection Against Discrimination for Students in Higher Education: Four Leading Issues. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 15-20, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=907302

Mark C. Weber (Contact Author)

DePaul University College of Law ( email )

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