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Seeking accommodations in law school: Why, when, and how

November 19, 2021

It simply used to be that people with disabilities often could not attend college, let alone law school. Those who did often faced uphill battles. Fortunately, this no longer needs to be the case. One of the keys to success in law school for

LIAISON EXCLUSIVE: ABA Commission on Disability Rights

February 01, 2015

By Daniel Van Sant Here, Daniel Van Sant, liaison to the ABA Commission on Disability Rights and a 2L at Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse, New York, weighs in on key trends, future industry forcast, and more. Law Student Division Liaisons act as ambassadors to the greater ABA, representing the

Getting the Deaf a Fair Hearing

November 01, 2013

By Nicole Israel. Talila Lewis gives voice to the voiceless. Lewis, a 3L from American University Washington College of Law, has an ambitious schedule— holding a day job as a paralegal, attending classes, and running her nonprofit called HEARD, Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf. “We work to educate

The Commission on Disability Rights Aims to End Bias and Discrimination

October 01, 2012

By Michael K. Morton. One of the ABA’s principle goals is to end bias and discrimination in the legal profession. The ABA’s Commission on Disability Rights aims to reach that goal through a variety of initiatives that support disability law practitioners, lawyers, and law students with disabilities. Disability law practitioners can

Disabled Law Students See Largest Hurdles at Entrance, Exit

April 01, 2012

By Ed Finkel. Stanford University Law School has handled third-year student Elizabeth Kolbe’s physical disability virtually without a hitch, but Kolbe is well aware she’s lucky in that regard. Through her role as president of the National Association of Law Students with Disabilities (NALSWD), Kolbe has gotten a broader sense of