Hear from Christopher E. Czerwonka, Adjunct Professor of Law at Maurice A Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and Senior Fellow at the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at Hofstra Law, as he shares the details of the new course “The ADA: Statutory Interpretation”.
The course covers the fundamentals of statutory interpretation through the lens of a particular statute, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. The course introduces students to the basics of statutory interpretation, then asks students to apply what they have learned in doctrinal context. Students will be exposed to the various mechanisms by and forums in which statutes are analyzed and interpreted, and the evidence used in the process, including but not limited to legislative history, agency interpretation, judicial decisions, and administrative regulations. Although the course is not designed as a doctrinal course in disability law, students should come away from the offering with a solid grasp of its fundamentals, as well as an understanding of the subject matter at hand.