Student disability claims in the UK and USA: does the jurisprudence converge?

Davies, Mark and Lee, Barbara A (2008) Student disability claims in the UK and USA: does the jurisprudence converge? Education and the Law, 20 (2). pp. 107-150. ISSN 0953-9964

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Laws in the UK and the USA protect college students with disabilities from discrimination. The laws of both nations are complex and require institutions of higher education to accommodate qualified students. This article examines the requirements of both nations' laws with respect to the kinds of inquiries that may be made of students with disabilities, how the institution must go about determining what accommodations are needed, whether the needed accommodations are reasonable and consistent with academic standards or requirements, and whether the institution is required to attempt to accommodate undisclosed disabilities. The article also discusses how the laws in each nation are enforced, addresses the remedies that are available to students in both nations, and focuses on the interpretation of these laws with respect to admission, academic accommodations, nonacademic accommodations (such as housing, student discipline, and co-curricular activities). It also discusses the institution's duty to students with psychiatric disorders who may engage in self-destructive behavior.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Mark Davies - Law School
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:07
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 11:13
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