Disability Law Clinic


The Disability Law Clinic addresses the unique legal needs of Detroit-area residents with disabilities, helping them obtain the support, services, and accommodations they need to live independent and productive lives in the community. It provides free legal aid to people with disabilities in civil and administrative matters related to their disabilities (e.g. disability civil rights, special education, health insurance coverage, guardianship/conservatorship, Social Security Disability Insurance/SSI).

Matters handled have included a lawsuit arguing that the LSAT's logic games section discriminates against blind test-takers by requiring them to draw and use diagrams; a lawsuit arguing that an air carrier discriminated against a passenger with end-stage renal disease when it refused to transport his portable dialysis machine; a lawsuit challenging Michigan Medicaid's refusal to cover speech generating devices for nonverbal children; and administrative advocacy on behalf of students with underlying medical conditions that make them at heightened risk of hospitalization or death if exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

The Disability Law Clinic is available for six credits. Enrollment is limited to eight students per semester.

For students

Students, working in pairs, represent several clients, from investigating the facts, researching the law and counseling the client, to representing the client in negotiations, court and administrative hearings. Students participate in all aspects of the clinic's operations, from intake, case acceptance, and individual client representation, to community education and system-reform efforts.

The Disability Law Clinic is available for six (6) credits. Enrollment is limited and varies each semester. The Disability Law Clinic meets the experiential education requirement. Preference for clinic enrollment will be given to graduating students and students who have not previously taken a clinic.


  • Completed all required first-year courses
  • Good academic standing at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher
  • LEX 6800 Professional Responsibility
  • Consent of instructor

For donors

Please consider investing in the work of the clinics by making a gift. Visit giving.wayne.edu or contact Rob MacGregor, senior director of philanthropy, (313) 577-4141 or rmacgregor@wayne.edu.


Due to COVID-19, Wayne Law's clinics are temporarily unable to accommodate walk-ins. Please use the information below to reach the Disability Law Clinic. 

Associate Professor (Clinical) David Moss
Director, Disability Law Clinic

For more information, email lawclinics@wayne.edu or call (313) 577-4015.