Student Organizations

Disability Allied Law Students Association (DALSA)

DALSA is NYU Law's affinity group for people with disabilities and their allies. The focus of our group is on all disabilities including physical disabilities, mental health, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, communication disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other impairments that substantially limit major life activities.

Our approach is intersectional and inclusive of the varied experiences that people with disabilities have based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, visibility of disability, religion, immigration status, ability, and class.

Our goal is to go beyond a medical diagnosis model of disability to consider the different social experiences of people with disabilities and how that relates to the practice and study of the law.

DALSA works independently and in collaboration with other student groups to provide programming to educate the law school community about how disability is experienced by different groups of people and how that experience is shaped by the law. DALSA aims to amplify the awareness of and people with disabilities in all areas of the law.

Please take a look at our guide to planning accessible events at NYU Law!

Past Events: Institutionalization to Inclusion: Disability Justice Through Employment Recording 

To join our email listserv, get involved, or learn more about our work, email 

You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


DALSA thanks its generous sponsors for their support.
Platinum Level:
Gold Level:
Silver Level:

Vedder Price

Mayer Brown

Bronze Level:

Ropes & Gray



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