No. 89-1670.

932 F.2d 19 (1991)

Steven WYNNE, Plaintiff, Appellant, v. TUFTS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, Defendant, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided April 17, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert Leroux Hernandez, Malden, Mass., for plaintiff, appellant.

Alan D. Rose with whom James B. Conroy, David A. Bunis, and Nutter, McClennen & Fish, Boston, Mass., were on brief, for defendant, appellee.

Jeffrey Swope, Jeffrey F. Jones, Margaret Wood Hassan, Zick Rubin, and Palmer & Dodge, Boston, Mass., on brief, for Babson College, Boston University, College of the Holy Cross, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Ass'n of American Medical Colleges, amici curiae.

Before BREYER, Chief Judge, COFFIN, Senior Circuit Judge, CAMPBELL, Circuit Judge, BOWNES, Senior Circuit Judge, TORRUELLA, SELYA and CYR, Circuit Judges.

COFFIN, Senior Circuit Judge.

This appeal addresses the obligation of an academic institution, a university medical school, when it seeks to demonstrate as a matter of law that there is no reasonable means available to accommodate a handicapped person within the meaning of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794 ("the Act").

Appellant Steven Wynne was dismissed from Tufts University School of Medicine after failing numerous courses...

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