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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Disability Law Hub

Our 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.

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Our diverse academic team consists of experts who are committed to research and teaching within the field of disability.

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Our research projects explore contemporary issues within the field, having a local and international reach.

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We are committed to ensuring access and inclusion for all, and our research feeds directly into our teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.



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Upcoming events

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21 Nov
28 Nov

The UN CRPD in Italian Case Law - Delia Ferri

Liberty Building | 15:00 - 16:00

03 Dec

Sanctuary (Film Screening)

Hyde Park Picture House 73 Brudenell Rd, Leeds LS6 1JD | 17:30 - 20:15

12 Dec

Carers and the Failure of 'Identity' - Luke Clements

Liberty Building | 14:00 - 16:00