Welcome to the Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD). Our website contains information about upcoming events, news, publications, affiliates, and how you can get involved. Since 2004 HPOD has worked to advance the understanding of disability law, policy, and education around the world. Our academic work in international and comparative law informs our pro bono activities and, in turn, our pro bono work informs our academic initiatives.


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William Alford, at podium, delivering Cohen Chair address

In “Learning from the Past to Appreciate the Present,” Alford draws from Confucius and Contemporary China

From Harvard Law Today:   On the occasion his appointment as the inaugural Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, Professor William Alford ’77 delivered a chair lecture entitl…

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Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong (MASS) explore supported decision-making

Since the summer of 2017, HPOD has supported a task force formed by Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong (MASS, www.ma-advocates.org), a state-wide self-advocacy organization run for and by people with intellectual and developmental disabilit…

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Professor Michael Stein Addresses U.N. Security Council

On Monday, December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Professor Michael Stein of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability addressed the United Nations Security Council on the situation of persons with disabilities in armed co…

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2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The Harvard Law School Project on Disabilties commemorates the 2018 United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) today. Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been observe…

HARVARD DANCE CENTER CIVIC SERIES
ACCESSIBILITY & ART-MAKING: 
A TALK ON INCLUSIVITY IN THE ARTS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 12:00PM
Join us for a brown bag lunch discussion in partnership with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and Theater, Dance & Me

Accessibility & Art-Making:

HARVARD DANCE CENTER CIVIC SERIES ACCESSIBILITY & ART-MAKING:  A TALK ON INCLUSIVITY IN THE ARTS Join us for a brown bag lunch discussion in partnership with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and Harvard Dance Center. …