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The National Disabled
Law Students Association

Our Goals

Enable

Enable disabled law students by supporting disability affinity organizations in law schools.

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Empower disabled law students and graduates by broadcasting their own advocacy efforts.

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Educate

Serve as forward-facing advocates for disability diversity in the legal profession.

On Our Radar

January 21, 2021
  • Inseparable Identities: Opening Remarks with Victoria Rodriguez Roldán

    January 21, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inseparable-identities-making-space-for-lgbtqia-and-disabled-lawyers-tickets-120553435571

    This two-day workshop, co-hosted by the National Disabled Law Students Association and the Disability Allied Law Students Association at New York University School of Law, introduces and builds on participants' understanding of intersectional oppression. The specific focus on LGBTQIA+ status and disability was chosen in light of a recent ABA report on the negative experiences of LGBTQIA+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities.

    Presenter Victoria Rodriguez Roldán: Will introduce the topic of intersectional oppression. Followed by break-out groups to further discuss this concept and how it affects law students and lawyers of intersectional identities.

  • Inseparable Identities: Networking Lunch

    January 21, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inseparable-identities-making-space-for-lgbtqia-and-disabled-lawyers-tickets-120553435571

    This two-day workshop, co-hosted by the National Disabled Law Students Association and the Disability Allied Law Students Association at New York University School of Law, introduces and builds on participants' understanding of intersectional oppression. The specific focus on LGBTQIA+ status and disability was chosen in light of a recent ABA report on the negative experiences of LGBTQIA+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities.

  • NDLSA Mutual Support Group

    January 21, 2021  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

    Meets via Zoom

    The NDLSA Disabled Community Mutual Support Group will be a space for disabled individuals within the legal profession to process their experiences together and support each other. The group meets through Zoom and will be explicitly and exclusively for individuals with disabilities, rather than those identifying solely as allies.

    CART services are provided at all sessions. To join, simply email info@ndlsa.org

January 22, 2021
  • Inseparable Identities: What We Need

    January 22, 2021  9:00 am - 11:00 am EST

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inseparable-identities-making-space-for-lgbtqia-and-disabled-lawyers-tickets-120553435571

    This two-day workshop, co-hosted by the National Disabled Law Students Association and the Disability Allied Law Students Association at New York University School of Law, introduces and builds on participants' understanding of intersectional oppression. The specific focus on LGBTQIA+ status and disability was chosen in light of a recent ABA report on the negative experiences of LGBTQIA+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities. 

    Panelists:

    Lucy Trieshmann

    Rahimah Faiq

    David Burick

    Ariana Aboulafia

    Cerridwyn Nordstrom

  • Inseparable Identities: Virtual Party

    January 22, 2021  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST

    This two-day workshop, co-hosted by the National Disabled Law Students Association and the Disability Allied Law Students Association at New York University School of Law, introduces and builds on participants' understanding of intersectional oppression. The specific focus on LGBTQIA+ status and disability was chosen in light of a recent ABA report on the negative experiences of LGBTQIA+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities.

    A virtual party is planned for self-identifying LGBTQIA+ and disabled students and lawyers to wrap up this two-day workshop.

February 4, 2021
  • NDLSA Mutual Support Group

    February 4, 2021  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

    Meets via Zoom

    The NDLSA Disabled Community Mutual Support Group will be a space for disabled individuals within the legal profession to process their experiences together and support each other. The group meets through Zoom and will be explicitly and exclusively for individuals with disabilities, rather than those identifying solely as allies.

    CART services are provided at all sessions. To join, simply email info@ndlsa.org

There is no way for disabled students to attend law school without being harmed by systematic barriers, and it is beyond time disabled law students have a unified voice for advocacy and support.
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