I focus on the intersection between accessibility, telecommunications, intellectual property, constitutional law, and other technology and civil rights laws. One focus, rooted in my clinical work with organizations representing people with disabilities, is on the statutory, regulatory, constitutional, and theoretical legal issues affecting the accessibility of technology. Both disability law and internet law are dynamic fields of inquiry, populated by many legal scholars. But few legal scholars sit in the vital space between these fields, asking what disability law can learn from internet law and vice versa. I situate my work at this intersection to articulate a new, hybrid field of internet disability law. I believe studying this intersection will unlock new insights, theories, and prescriptions for helping achieve accessibility online and return new insights to the constituent fields of disability and internet law.
Disability law, telecommunications and technology law and policy
LAWS 7019 - Advanced Clinical Practicum
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
Enables a clinical student an optional 1-3 credits to complete advanced legal work in the Clinical Education Program. Course must follow enrollment in an existing clinical offering already successfully completed. Permission of the appropriate clinical faculty member required. For each credit taken, a clinical student must complete a minimum of 50 hours of legal work, all of which shall be graded pass/graded. A clinical student may complete 1-3 credits of work over the course of no more than two semesters. A clinical student may earn no more than 3 credits total over the student's law school career.
LAWS 7241 - Telecommunications Law and Policy
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Examines laws governing telecommunications industries, including federal and state regulation and international aspects. Includes telephone, cable, satellite, cellular and other wireless systems and the Internet. Same as CYBR 5410.
LAWS 7809 - Technology Law and Policy Clinic
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
Features technology law advocacy before administrative, legislative and judicial bodies in the public interest. Same as CYBR 5250.