The purpose of DALSA is to serve as an affinity group for students with disabilities, conditions, or illnesses and their allies.
We provide a community for students with disabilities including physical disabilities, chronic illnesses, rare conditions, mental health conditions, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, communication disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, 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 race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, visibility of disability, religion, immigration status, ability, and class. DALSA goes beyond simply accepting the 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.
Additionally, we want to provide students interested in health and disability law a group where they can explore their interests.