Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law seeks articles for special issue on disability law

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law has issued a call for papers for a special issue on disability law. Here's some information on the call:

The American University Washington College of Law’s Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law is pleased to invite papers, for publication in its Issue 22.3, on the timely and important topic of disability law. The Issue will feature an article on Disability Policy for Legal Education entitled “Forty Years of Disability Policy in Legal Education and the Legal Profession: What Has Changed and What Are the New Issues?” written by disability law expert Professor Laura Rothstein from Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. 

Since the 1960s, there has been an increase in federal legislation that relates directly or indirectly to individuals with disabilities. Statutes such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Assistive Technology Act, as well as the creation of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, have expanded the rights for persons with disabilities and raised public awareness. However, people with disabilities continue to be subjected to discrimination and limited in their opportunities for full participation in society. Disability law and the issues facing people with disabilities relate to every aspect of life and intersect with numerous areas of the law. The Journal hopes to engage in a discussion about these issues and is currently seeking articles on current issues in disability law; its interaction with other areas of law (i.e., gender, race, etc.); and its future directions. We welcome papers from scholars and practitioners on the topic (we cannot accept student pieces).

Possible topics are the impact of disability law on or the intersection of disability law with:

        Reproductive Rights
        Family Law
        LGBT Law
        Voting Rights
        Elder Law

This list is non-exhaustive and we welcome any papers focused on the topic of disability law. Papers selected for publication will be featured in our volume 22.3 issue, which is tentatively slated to be published in late spring/early summer of 2014.

Please direct all questions and final submissions to Rachel Schulman and Claudia Trotch, Senior Content Editors, at

The full call for papers is available here

h/t Jennifer Koshan & Feminist Professors Listserv
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