Honors and Awards
- College of Law Outstanding Teaching Award,
- DePaul University Excellence in Public Service Award
- College of Law Excellence in Scholarship Award
- DePaul Spirit of Inquiry Award
- Center for Disability and Elder Law Distinguished Service Award
|JD, Yale University ‐ Yale Law School|
|Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University|
Education Law (12)
Intent in Disability Discrimination Law: Social Science Insights and Comparisons to Race and Sex Discrimination University of Illinois Law Review (2016)
This Essay is part of an extensive research project concerningthe intent that must be shown in order to obtain judicial relief underthe American disability discrimination laws. This Essay focuses onsocial science research about intent and ...
Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law Boston College Law Review (2015)
American disability discrimination laws contain few intent requirements. Yet courts frequently demand showings of intent in disability discrimination lawsuits. Intent requirements arose almost by accident: through a false statutory analogy; by repetition of obsolete judicial ...
IDEA Class Actions After Wal-Mart v. Dukes University of Toledo Law Review (2014)
Wal-Mart v. Dukes overturned the certification of a class of a million and a half female employees alleging sex discrimination in Wal-Mart’s salary and promotion decisions. The Supreme Court ruled that the case did not ...
In Defense of IDEA Due Process Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution (2014)
Due Process hearing rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are under attack. A major professional group and several academic commentators charge that the hearings system advantages middle class parents, that it is expensive, ...
"All Areas of Suspected Disability" Loyola Law Review (2013)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires school districts to assess children “in all areas of suspected disability.” It further provides that each child’s individualized education program (IEP) must contain measurable annual goals designed ...
Common-Law Interpretation of Appropriate Education: The Road Not Taken in Rowley Journal of Law and Education (2012)
Thirty years old in 2012, Board of Education v. Rowley is the case that established a some-benefit or floor-of-opportunity standard for the services public school districts must provide to children who have disabilities. But the ...
Procedures and Remedies Under Section 504 and the ADA for Public School Children with Disabilities Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (2012)
Much has been written about procedures and remedies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, but few scholars have explored procedural rights and corresponding mechanisms of administrative and judicial relief for victims of public schools’ ...
A New Look at Section 504 and the ADA in Special Education Cases Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights (2010)
School districts are finding fewer children eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). At the same time Congress has expanded the number of children who are protected by section 504 of ...
Settling IDEA Cases: Making Up Is Hard to Do Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review (2010)
Like most other legal disputes, most cases brought under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) settle. But although IDEA, the federal law governing special education, was enacted a generation ago, litigants still lack guidance ...
Special Education from the (Damp) Ground Up: Children with Disabilities in a Charter School-Dependent Educational System Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law (2010)
Hurricane Katrina created the need and the opportunity to reconstitute the New Orleans public school system. Educational reformers took advantage of the destruction of existing institutions to build a new system based on educational choice ...
Services for Private School Students Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act: Issues of Statutory Entitlement, Religious Liberty, and Procedural Regularity Journal of Law and Education (2007)
Government support for private schooling has been a topic of public discussion from the beginning of the administration of President George Bush. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (“Improvement Act”) amends the ...
Immigration and Disability in the United States and Canada Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice (2016)
Disability arises from the dynamic between people’s physical and mental conditions andthe physical and attitudinal barriers in the environment. Applying this idea aboutdisability to United States and Canadian immigration law draws attention to barriers toentry ...