Fall 2001 Seminar Syllabus

First Memorandum

Date: August 27, 2001
To: Disability Seminar Students (Fall 2001)
From: Professors Peter Blanck, Len Sandler
Re: Meetings and Requirements

I am pleased that you will be taking the Disability Seminar. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, August 28, from 11:30 PM to 1 PM, at the 315 Melrose House, across from the Law School. The Melrose House is the building with the sign, Law, Health Policy & Disability Center. The Monday 11:30 to 1 PM time will be our regular meeting time, with other individual and project team meetings to be arranged.

After our initial meeting, we will meet as a group on Monday September 17th from 11:30 - 1 PM, and will have small group meetings prior to that meeting, which we will discuss on August 28th.

My office is 431 BLB (phone 335-9043), Professor Sandler's office is in the legal clinic (phone 335-9030). This memorandum is to help you plan for this seminar. The year long seminar is a six credit seminar to be taken during both the fall and spring semester. Some students who are graduating in December have arranged to take the class just for the Fall semester. Law students also may receive 1 writing credit per semester for the seminar.

    The seminar has several components:
  1. Project team meetings will be arranged in advance after our first meeting.
  2. The reading material will be handed out during the year. You also should purchase my two books on the ADA [available at the law school bookstore], if you have not already done so for the larger disability law school class last semester.
  3. A high level of involvement and participation is required for the successful completion of the project. Students will be graded on the basis of their involvement with research, writing, and presentation activities related to the activities at the research center. The related written notes and literature search documenting the development of your projects and the quality of your participation will be evaluated. At the first meeting, we will discuss the focus of the projects.
  4. Your first assignment is to review the research center's website at http://disability.law.uiowa.edu.

The Associate Director of the Center is James Schmeling (335-8458). Do not hesitate to contact him if you have any questions about the seminar logistics and Center projects. Please make sure that Mr. Schmeling has your correct e-mail information and contact information.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Seminar Index - (has Spring 2002 Syllabus)

Fall 2001 Schedule