"Disability Rights in Ohio: Community Integration and Voting Rights"
March 23, 2016
12:30 p.m. - Apollo Room, Student Union
Wright State University
Laura Osseck is an attorney at Disability Rights Ohio (DRO), Ohio's Protection and Advocacy System for people with disabilities. Laura is in her ninth year of practice and has practiced in the area of disability law at DRO for the past five years. Prior to her work at DRO, Laura was an AmeriCorps attorney at Legal Aid of Western Ohio where her practice focused on homelessness prevention.
Laura represents individuals in various aspects of disability law with a focus on community integration. She has also represented children and parents in several special education cases. Currently, she is part of a team of attorneys representing students with disabilities in state-wide calss action litigation involving Ohio's provision of free appropriate public education under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. She has presented on many topics affecting people with disabilities, including: voting rights, housing, and special education.
Laura received her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the United State District Court for both the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, the United State Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and Oregon.