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LSAC’s First-Year Law Class Survey: Spotlight on Students with Disabilities

For the first time, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) conducted a survey of 2022 law school matriculants to begin understanding who they are, whether they disclosed their disability on law school applications, and what factors they considered in determining which law schools met their academic, professional, and personal needs. In this webinar, our esteemed panel of experts will discuss and share their insights on the survey findings and recommend what steps law schools can take to address the experiences, thoughts, and needs of these students, combat stigma surrounding disabilities, and remove existing barriers.

The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for watching.

Panelists

  •  Andra Roy Chernack – Director of Disability Services and Senior Academic Advisor, George Washington University Law School
  •  Haley Miller – Co-President, National Disabled Law Student Association (NDLSA)
  • Angela Winfield – Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Law School Admission Council, Inc. (LSAC)

Moderator

  • Robert Dinerstein – Chair, ABA Commission on Disability Rights; Co-Chair, Disability Rights Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Professor of Law Emeritus, American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL)

Resources

REPORT | 2022 First-Year Law School Class: A Focus on Students with Disabilities 

Law School Disability Programs State-by-State Directory | ABA Commission on Disability Rights

The Need to Support Law Students and Lawyers with Disabilities | ABA Young Lawyer Rising Podcast

ABA Pledge for Change: Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession | ABA Commission on Disability Rights

Law Students with Disabilities: Finding Your Community and Advocating for Yourself | ABA Young Lawyers Division

Debating Disability Disclosure in Legal Education | Jasmine E. Harris, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

'I Felt Afraid to Ask': Law Students With Disabilities Are Often Torn Between Trying to Fit In and Seeking Accommodations | LAW.COM

Law School Students With Disabilities: What to Know | U.S. News

Additional Survey, LSSSE | New Questions Focusing on Law Students with Disabilities

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