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September 26, 2002

Master's in disability law offered

To help students and professionals in the fields of law and rehabilitation gain an understanding of disability law, Pitt's School of Law is offering a master's of studies in law – disability law. This program, which was created in conjunction with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), is the first such program of its kind in the nation.

The degree can be completed with one year of full-time class work, or part-time over four years. Participants do not have to enroll in the law school's three-year program.

The 30-credit program is the newest offering in Pitt's nearly 20 concentrations for the master of studies in law (MSL) degree.

The program aims to teach administrators, educators, health practitioners, advocates, social workers, architects, city planners and business leaders, among others, to think like a lawyer and use law in their work.

On a broader level, the program will empower its students to establish accessible social and physical environments, demolish barriers to employment and increase the health and well-being of the millions of Americans with disabilities, an estimated 20 percent of the U.S. population.

For more information on the MSL/disabilities law program, visit: or call 412/648-1384.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 35 Issue 3

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