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

  • Kate Caldwell headshot

    Kate Caldwell

    Specializing in disability employment and social policy; poverty, innovation and entrepreneurship; intellectual disability; and inclusive higher education

  • headshot of Sarah Parker Harris

    Sarah Parker Harris

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

  • Amy Campbell headshot

    Amy Campbell

    Specializes in health policy, health justice and health equity

Content Section

Two women smile at the camera

Take the next step! We're here for you

Wondering what a certificate in disability legal studies can do for you? Contact the DHD Office of Student Affairs for more information.

You can contact us at: