The summer internship provides students, who are in their first or second year of law school, with a highly structured opportunity to learn first-hand about the public policy making process from a disability perspective and be engaged in research and writing on statutory and regulatory issues impacting persons with disabilities and their families.
2010 DPL Participants
Three law students were selected to participate in BBI’s 2010 Disability Policy Leadership program, based on their academic achievements and commitment to disability rights:
- Peter Christian (University of Minnesota Law School)
- Ben Nichols (University of Minnesota Law School)
- Jane Zhi (University of Iowa College of Law)
The students conducted research, wrote memos and articles, and participated in meetings on a variety of topics, including technology accessibility, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, segregated and subminimum wage employment, special education, tax treatment of personal assistance