For many decades the University of Leeds has played a pioneering role in global disability studies. Its Centre for Disability Studies brings together scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines across the University, from transport studies to social policy, human geography to healthcare, business and law. This multidisciplinary work continues to challenge socially-created barriers which limit the life chances of disabled people. It explores ways in which systems and attitudes can facilitate and enable choice, participation and inclusion for disabled people.
Building on this legacy, in April 2016 the School of Law’s Centre for Law and Social Justice established a new initiative: the Disability Law Hub. Its members draw on the expertise of colleagues in both the Centre for Disability Studies and also the Centre for Law & 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.
Wednesday 13 April 2016 – University launches Disability Law Hub