Shirley Lin Proposes Disability Justice Reforms

Shirley Lin (’11), Acting Assistant Professor at NYU School of Law, contributed an article to Law and Political Economy (LPE) Project discussing disability policy through the lens of power disparities and dismantling ableism by reshaping accommodations law (“The Law & Political Economy of Disability Accommodations,” Apr. 5). “Recent political ruptures have created new opportunities to demand the reallocation of power through law and regulation, and this power should be leveraged to reshape the meaning of accommodation. . . . Disability accommodations play a pivotal role in changing social norms and architecture; a welfare state alone cannot achieve these goals. By exploring new ideas for structural transformation perhaps, then, we can imagine a state meaningfully engaged in disability justice.”