Disability Legal Studies Certificate

Examine and apply an interdisciplinary approach to key debates, theories, research and practice related to disability and law

Disability legal studies is a rapidly emerging area of study, research and legal practice that promotes critical analysis of laws involving people with disabilities. This campus certificate is a joint effort between our department and UIC Law. The certificate serves individuals with bachelor’s and graduate degrees as well as non-degree students and post-professional non-degree students who wish to develop competency in this emerging field of study.

A comprehensive and multifaceted study of disability and the law

Take courses from us and UIC Law to gain a foundational knowledge of:

  • Key disability legal concepts
  • Emerging scholarly debates
  • Disability legal issues through the life course

Focus on an area of concentration in:

  • Human rights law
  • Employment law
  • Health law

Learn from the best

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    Sarah Parker Harris

    Focusing on comparative and national disability policy and legislation, employment, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship

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    Amy Campbell

    Specializes in health policy, health justice and health equity

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