Disability discrimination is increasingly a major public concern.
A new clinical subject within the Melbourne Law School now aims to remove some of the prejudices affecting people with disabilities.
The Disability Human Rights Clinic is the first subject of its kind in Australia. Melbourne Juris Doctor students and researchers – many of whom have disabilities – are reporting on the rights violations of people with disabilities.
It is an important opportunity for future lawyers to get a solid foundation in social justice issues, with students working with several community organisations to analyse and report violations experienced by people with disabilities. This clinical work will develop lawyering skills in persuasive writing, organisational collaboration and advocacy.
Source: The Age