A Starting Point for Disability Justice in Legal Education

6 Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity 164 (2020) (peer reviewed)

26 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2020

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Chris Payne-Tsoupros

University of the District of Columbia - David A. Clarke School of Law

Date Written: July 16, 2020

Abstract

This article explores how a disability justice framework would provide greater access to law school and therefore the legal profession for disabled students of color; specifically, disabled Black, Indigenous, and Latinx students. Using DisCrit principles formulated by Subini Annamma, David Connor, and Beth Ferri (2013), this article provides suggestions for incorporating a disability justice lens to legal education. In doing so, this article specifically recognizes the work of three disability justice activist-attorney-scholars, Lydia X.Z. Brown, Talila “TL” Lewis, and Katherine Pérez, and considers lessons from their advocacy and leadership that can apply in the law school setting.

Keywords: Disability Justice, Legal Education, DisCrit, Disability Critical Race Theory, Higher Education

Suggested Citation

Payne-Tsoupros, Chris, A Starting Point for Disability Justice in Legal Education (July 16, 2020). 6 Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity 164 (2020) (peer reviewed) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3653578

Chris Payne-Tsoupros (Contact Author)

University of the District of Columbia - David A. Clarke School of Law ( email )

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Washington, DC 20003
United States

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