No Disability Standpoint Here!: Law School Faculties and the Invisibility Problem

12 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2009  

Anita Silvers

San Francisco State University - Department of Philosophy

Leslie P. Francis

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2009

Abstract

The paucity of lawyers with disabilities is well-known; workplace barriers are frequently cited as an explanation. Less well appreciated, however, is the paucity of law professors who openly identify as persons with physical or mental disabilities. Drawing on standpoint theory, this article argues for the importance of the presence in legal education of law faculty with disabilities.

Suggested Citation

Silvers, Anita and Francis, Leslie P., No Disability Standpoint Here!: Law School Faculties and the Invisibility Problem (December 1, 2009). University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 3, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1516507

Anita Silvers

San Francisco State University - Department of Philosophy ( email )

1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
United States

Leslie P. Francis (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

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