Document Type

Amicus Brief

Publication Date


Case Name

Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools


On January 18, the Bet Tzedek Civil Litigation Clinic, co-directed by Professors Rebekah Diller and Leslie Salzman, filed a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in support of certiorari in the case of a deaf student who suffered 12 years of isolation and distress because his school refused to provide him with a qualified sign language interpreter (Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools). The clinic filed on behalf of 23 law professors who argued that the Court’s intervention was needed to ensure that disabled students can pursue damage claims when their rights are violated in school settings.