Five law professors co-authored a book on law and disability from an intersectional lens


According to information from the online store LexisNexis, the first part of the book talks about the tensions in community life, workplace design, income security and disability benefits and examines ways to achieve it. equality for people with disabilities in everyday settings.

The second part covers mental health and specialized courts, arrests, detention, trials, convictions, investigations and other specific legal contexts where disability issues have not been sufficiently explored. It also focuses on disability issues affecting women, indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups. The book then discusses the issues faced by people with disabilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic and includes bibliographies on topics related to disability and access to justice.

The book aims to guide lawyers working on human rights and disability cases, law professors and law students taking courses covering law and disability. It can also benefit human resource professionals and social workers dealing with disability issues, as well as students of disability studies.

At Windsor Law, Jacobs was the founding director of the Law, Disability and Social Change Project, a research and advocacy initiative aimed at fostering and developing inclusive communities. She was also co-director of the Disability Rights Working Group at the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law and Canada’s candidate for the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, appointed last June.

His teaching and research areas include law and disability, equality, human rights, access to information, access to administrative justice, administrative law and theory, and methodology. of qualitative empirical research. She received her LLB and LLB from McGill University in 1999 and her doctorate from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009.


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