The purpose of DALSA is to serve as an affinity group for students with disabilities, conditions, or illnesses while also welcoming their allies.
We provide a community for students with disabilities including chronic illnesses, communication disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, physical disabilities, rare conditions, sensory impairments, and any other impairments that substantially limit major life activities.
We are intersectional and inclusive of the varied experiences that people with disabilities have based on ability, age, class, gender identity, immigration status, race, religion, sexual orientation, and visibility of disability. DALSA goes beyond simply accepting the medical diagnosis model of disability and works to consider the different social experiences of people with disabilities and how those relate to the practice and study of the law.
Additionally, we aim to provide students interested in health and disability law with a group where they can explore their interests.