Welcome to the Disabled Law Students Association (DLSA)

About Us

DLSA is a law student affinity group comprised of communities situated within a broad disability umbrella. Our community includes disabled students, neurodivergent students, students with learning impairments or non-traditional learning styles, deaf students, hard-of-hearing students, blind students, deaf-blind students, students with chronic illnesses, students with mental health conditions or emotional disorders, and other students who receive or would like to receive accommodations. We define our affinity group broadly, welcoming anyone who identifies as a member. Our aim is to foster a sense of community and increase the legal profession’s accessibility and cultural competency surrounding disability. We provide individualized support to our members in accessing accommodations and ensuring their needs are being met at the law school, in internships, and across other contexts. It is our hope that, through our organization, our members can support each other in navigating the legal profession.

A Message from the Board

The ThinkDifferent board intends to broaden its reach and advocacy within the law school. This is going to be an exciting year with plenty of community events, so please join us as we continue “thinking differently” about how to elevate and improve TD.

E: yls.dlsa@yale.edu

Disabled Law Students Association

New Haven CT 06520
United States