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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Conspiracy of Silence 
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Considering Empowerment: Stories of Self-Advocacy from South Africa

A group of determined mothers tirelessly campaign for their children’s rights to free, inclusive education. Children from a school for learners with educational support needs become the leaders in a peer education movement to teach young people…

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Reunion Talk Class of 1988: The Role of Lawyers in Serving Community, Nation, and World [in Turbulent Times]

Class of 1988: The Role of Lawyers in Serving Community, Nation, and World [in Turbulent Times] Moderator: Julie Chiu ’88, Owner, Julie Chiu & Associates Panelists: Jonas Bergstein LL.M. ’88, Partner, Bergstein Abogados Luc Frieden …

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HLS 200th - Enabling the World Through Disability Rights

The Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) works to integrate theory and practice, with our scholarly work informing our applied endeavors and vice versa. Established in 2004 to assist in the drafting of the landmark United Nations Conventio…

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Welcome to the new Harvard Law School Project on Disability website. HPOD was founded in 2004 to advance the understanding and implementation of disability law, policy, and education around the world. On this site, you’ll find information abou…

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Co-sponsored screening of Off the Rails

Thurs. March 29, 7:00 pm at the Brattle Theatre Off the Rails The remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome, whose love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and …