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  • Disability Discrimination in Employment Law (Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) 1995) (legal treatise).

  • The Legal Rights of Handicapped Persons: 1983 Supplement (Paul Brookes Publishing Co., 1983) (with Patrick P. Spicer).

  • The Legal Rights of Handicapped Persons: Cases, Materials, and Text (Paul Brookes Publishing Co., 1980) (first law school casebook on the subject).


Monographs and Reports


Law Review and Journal Articles


Chapters of Books

  • Equal Access to Public Accommodations (pp. 183-213) in Milbank Memorial Fund, The Americans with Disabilities Act: From Policy to Practice (Jane West, ed., 1991), reprinted in 69 Milbank Quarterly 183 (1991).

  • Chapter I -- History -- and Chapter IV -- Legal Analysis -- of Bureau of National Affairs, The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Practical and Legal Guide to Impact, Enforcement, and Compliance (1990).

  • One Nation Indivisible: The Civil Rights Challenge for the 1990s, Citizens Commission on Civil Rights (1989) (edited chapters on disability rights issues in employment, housing, education, AIDS, Health and Human Services, etc.).

  • Chapters on Equal Opportunity Laws (pp. 19-44) and Housing (pp. 71-76) of On the Threshold of Independence, National Council on the Handicapped (Dr. Andrea Farbman, ed., 1988).

  • Communication Technology, People with Disabilities, and the Law, Paper No. 13, Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies (1986).

  • Second Wind: The Disability Rights Movement Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, New Horizons Under the Rehabilitation Act 3, Paralyzed Veterans of America (1985).

  • Applicability of Traditional Civil Rights Analysis to Handicap Discrimination Cases, Effective Representation Under the Rehabilitation Act 41, Paralyzed Veterans of America (1984).

  • Legal Rights, Chapter 5 of Advocacy in Residential Programs, Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation (Aiken and Rude, eds., 1982).

  • Foreword to Sarah H. Haavik and Karl Menninger, Sexuality, Law, and the Developmentally Disabled Person, Paul Brookes Publishing Co. (1981).

  • Handbook on the Relationship Between Section 504 and P.L. 94-142, produced under contract with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Chapters 5-25 (1981) (with Dawn Musgrave and Patrick P. Spicer).

  • Overview of Three New Federal Statutes Giving Rights to Mentally Disabled Persons, 1 Legal Rights of Mentally Disabled Persons 47, Practising Law Institute (1979), reprinted in 17 P.L.I. News, No. 21 (Mar. 5, 1980).

  • The Least Restrictive Alternative Requirement: Legal and Administrative Considerations, Section B-2 of Perspectives on Implementation of the "Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975", The Council of the Great City Schools (Johnson and Kowalski, eds. 1977) (with David P. Riley).

  • The Law, Chapter 7 of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Services, University Park Press (Peter Valletutti and Florence Christoplos, eds., 1977) (with Marcia Pearce Burgdorf).

  • The Legal Rights of Mentally Retarded Offenders: Some Underlying Issues, The Mentally Retarded Citizen and the Criminal Justice System 233 (Miles Santamour, ed., 1976).

  • Access to Opportunity, Chapter 24 of Issues in the Classification of Children, Jossey-Bass (N. Hobbs, ed., 1975) (with Alan Abeson, Patrick J. Casey, Joseph W. Kunz, and Wanda McNeil).

  • Legal Rights: Constitutional and Statutory, Chapter 3 of The Hearing Impaired Mentally Retarded Recommendations for Action, American Speech and Hearing Association (1975).


Papers, News Articles, Pamphlets, and Other Publications

  • Why I wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Washington Post (July 24, 2015).

  • Professor Burgdorf interviewed by Terry Carter, Has the ADA measured up? Legislation drafter weighs in 25 years later, ABA Journal (July 20, 2015).

  • A Dozen Things to Know about the ADA on its 25th Anniversary, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law (June 17, 2015).

  • Entry on Americans with Disabilities Act (United States) in the Encyclopedia of Disability (Albrecht, ed.), vol. 1, pp. 93-101 (Sage Publications, 2006).

  • Reasonable Accommodation in Disability Nondiscrimination Law in the United States of America, paper delivered at a meeting of the EU Group of Legal Experts on Combatting Discrimination on Grounds of Disability -- November 14, 2003.

  • Compliance Checklist for Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Americans with Disabilities Act Manual 30:0051 (Bureau of National Affairs, 1992).

  • Compliance Checklist for Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Americans with Disabilities Act Manual 20:0051 (Bureau of National Affairs, 1992).

  • Changes in the Workforce, Changes in the Workplace: Employment Policy and People with Disabilities, paper developed for the National Commission for Employment Policy in preparation of its report A Changing Nation -- Its Changing Labor Force (1991) (see p. 18 n. 36).

  • Gas Leak Causes W. Va. Emergency, The Washington Post (August 12, 1985) (as special correspondent, with Thornton).

  • Fighting for Access to the Arts, The Washington Post (June 4, 1985) p. B5.

  • Client Rights in the Comprehensive Evaluation Process, Rehab Group, Inc. (pamphlet, 1982).



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