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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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…

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…

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. …

Disability and Citizenship: Global and Local Perspectives

This conference will explore the ways in which contemporary notions of disability are linked to concepts of citizenship and belonging. Leaders in advocacy, education, medicine, and politics will consider how ideas of community at the local, national,…

A Conversation With the General Counsel of Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chris Clay

A Conversation With the General Counsel of Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chris Clay Tues., October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in WCC 2036 Milstein East A (lunch provided) Please join us for a conversation with Chris Clay, General Counsel of Disabled…