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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

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

November 16, 2020
  • All Orgs Town Hall

    November 16, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

    NDLSA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: NDLSA All Orgs Town Hall
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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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Grace Burnham
Dir. Outreach & Events

ADA Generation

Since the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990, the number of law students with disabilities has slowly but steadily increased. The ADA served to increase access to education, including higher education, resulting in the ever-rising number of law students who use accommodations in law school.

Although the ADA was meant to integrate people with disabilities into all facets of life, many law students struggle to find support as they navigate the complexities of law school life with a disability.

Interested in learning more about the ADA Generation? You can learn about the concept from the originator, Director of the Center for American Progress Rebecca Cokley, here.

President Bush is signing a document outside on the White House lawn. In the background is a fountain and in the distance are crowds of people attending this event.

Photo of President George Bush signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 on the South Lawn of the White House. 

L to R, sitting: Evan Kemp, Chairman, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Justin Dart, Chairman, President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. 

L to R, standing: Rev. Harold Wilke and Swift Parrino, Chairperson, National Council on Disability, 07/26/1990.

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