Disability Law Hub
The Hub draws on the expertise of the Centre for Disability Studies and the Centre for Law and Social Justice to challenge socially-created barriers which limit the life chances of disabled people.
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School of Law - Disability Law Hub
For many decades the University of Leeds has played a pioneering role in global disability studies. The Centre for Disability Studies exists to challenge socially-created barriers which limit the life chances of disabled people; now the School of Law’s Centre for Law and Social Justice has built on that legacy, establishing a new initiative — the Disability Law Hub.
Our members draw on the expertise of colleagues in both the Centre for Disability Studies and also the Centre for Law and Social Justice. Disability Law Hub staff contribute legal expertise to the interdisciplinary initiatives of the Centre for Disability Studies as well as to other global, European, British and Yorkshire-based networks.
Our interdisciplinary research explores a number of areas in disability law, from inclusive education to access to justice. It aims to take on the everyday concerns of the disabled and translate these into legal research and legal action.
Our diverse academic team consists of experts who are committed to research and teaching within the field of disability.More on Our experts
Our research projects explore contemporary issues within the field, having a local and international reach.More on Research projects
Study with us
We are committed to ensuring access and inclusion for all, and our research feeds directly into our teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.More on Study with us
National and international networks
The reach of the Disability Law Hub is global and its concerns are local. We welcome challenges and assignments that focus on particular countries or regions as well as work that focuses on international issues relating, for example to the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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on August 26, 2017
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on August 25, 2017
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on August 25, 2017