Ep 50: Disabled Lawyers – Disability Visibility Project

Posted May 6, 2019 by Alice Wong Podcast

Ep 50: Disabled Lawyers

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Today’s episode is about disabled lawyers with Hamza Jaka and Britney Wilson. Hamza is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley’s School of Law. Hamza shares with his experiences requesting accommodations for his LSATs, the gatekeeping nature of the legal profession that excludes students with disabilities, and the overall toll of law school, ableism, and capitalism on disabled law students. Britney Wilson is a proud graduate of Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Britney talks about why she wanted to become a lawyer, her experiences during law school, and her commitment to civil and disability rights.

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Disability Rights Bar Association

National Association of Attorneys With Disabilities

National Center for Law and Economic Justice

2019 tenBroek Disability Law Symposium: Interview with Victoria Rodríguez-Roldán. (April 8, 2019). Disability Visibility Project

deVise, Daniel. (May 12, 2012). Howard graduate caps a four-year fight for access. Washington Post.

Escobar, Natalie. (March 25, 2019). The Time Crunch on Standardized Tests Is Unnecessary. The Atlantic.

Gaffney, Nicholas. (July 16, 2018). In [...]

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