University of Pittsburgh

Certificate in Disability Legal Studies Program

The law exerts a powerful and direct impact on the lives of persons with disabilities. It is estimated that close to 20% of the US population, nearly 54 million people, have a disability, with a dramatic increase in the proportion since 1970. People with disabilities comprise one of the largest, least employed, and most disenfranchised minority groups in society.

This 15 credit certificate program is a unique effort to provide legal education to those working in the administration of and provision of services in disabilities programs. Administrators, educators, health practitioners, advocates, social workers, architects, city planners, attorneys, and business leaders, among others, could potentially benefit from the program's instructional content.


For further information, please click on the menus on the right side of this screen under Certificate in Disability Legal Studies tab. After reviewing that information, you should feel free to contact:

Professor Alan Meisel
Director, Certificate in Disability Legal Studies Program
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412) 648-7120
Fax: (412) 648-2649
Email: dlcert [at] pitt [dot] edu


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