What to Expect

Thinking about joining our certificate program? Find out what you can expect as a student at UIC.


The Certificate Program in Disability Legal Studies is a cluster of required and elective courses for a minimum of 12 total hours, designed to develop independent scholarship and critical thinking. It is offered through a hybrid of online and in-person classes.

No transfer credits are allowed. All courses must be taken at UIC.

Required Courses

DHD 409Disability Legal Studies2 credits
DHD 581Disability Policy2 credits
LAW 504Disability Law2 credits
DHD 594Advanced Special Topics in Disability and Human Development1 or 2 credits


Select a minimum of two classes from the following*:
LAW 474Human Rights, Race, and Mass Incarceration3 credits
LAW 475Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Seminar2 credits
JD 494Health Care Reform under the Affordable Care Act3 credits
LAW 514Comparative Constitutional Law & Human Rights2 credits
LAW 501Employment Law2 credits
LAW 502Labor Law3 credits
LAW 503Employment Discrimination3 credits
LAW 520Health Law: Quality & Safety2 credits
LAW 522Cancer Rights and Law2 credits
LAW 596Independent Study in Law1 or 2 credits

*LAW/JD courses may be substituted with approval