The Disabled Law Students’ Association (DLSA) aims to build community among disabled law students and allies, provide mutual aid, and advocate for improved accessibility at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. We also provide students with a platform to share their experiences and seek peer support.

The DLSA is a resource and community for students who wish to:
  • Connect with peers and share their experiences;
  • Seek support in accommodations requests;
  • Access, create or share disability resources;
  • Advocate for accessibility at the law school;
  • Organize events related to disability and the law.

We welcome new members and are open to new ideas for events, panels and initiatives. In the past, we have successfully advocated for reforms to the Faculty of Law’s Financial Aid Policy to support the needs of disabled students and the addition of lecture recording as a disability accommodation for law students.

We are also open to students who do not identify as having a disability but are interested in learning more about disability and the law. We support students seeking short-term or long-term accommodations. Membership is not required to seek support from the DLSA. Any information shared with us will be kept confidential. If you would like to connect with us, please email: uoftlawdisability@gmail.com

Current Projects and Upcoming Events 

We are pursuing a number of ongoing reform initiatives at the law school in 2023-24. Contact us if you would like to get involved!

  • Clubs Fair - Sept 7th, 2023, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Student Leaders Workshop - Sept 8th, 2023, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Accessibility Roundtables with the Student’s Law Society and Dean Ada Maxwell-Alleyne - dates throughout the Fall and Winter semester
  • Advocating for improvements to the ‘Accessibility’ section of the First Year Class Profile Survey - ongoing
  • Working alongside the Faculty of Law Career Development Office to improve support for disabled students during the summer job, articling position, and clerkship recruits.

Executive Roles

We are looking to fill multiple executive roles for the 2023-24 school year, including first years! Students interested in joining the DLSA can email us (uoftlawdisability@gmail.com) or visit our table at the Clubs Fair on September 7, 2023 to learn more.