The Inaugural Oxford Disability Law and Policy Conference 2018

Event date
24 - 25 February
Event time
09:00 - 18:30
Oxford week
Bonavero Institute of Human Rights
Speakers include Professor Anna Lawson, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds

The Faculty of Law’s inaugural Oxford Disability Law and Policy Conference prestigious conference will focus on legal issues affecting persons with a disability[1]. The two-day conference will feature leading academics in discrimination and equality law, along with high-profile public figures who champion disability rights and work at the forefront of policy-making in this area. This event, co-hosted by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, will mark the launch of the newly established Oxford University Disability Law and Policy Project. This free two-day event will take place in Week 6 of this Hilary Term on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th February 2018 at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College, Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3TF. It is open to students, members of the University, disabled people’s organisations and members of the public.

The Conference will showcase the academically excellent work on Disability Law and Policy taking place at the University and around the UK, along with the intellectual challenges faced by academics and legal practitioners who work in this field. Confirmed Conference speakers include Professor Anna Lawson, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds, and Professor Michael Stein, the Harvard Law School Project on Disability. Day One will look at contemporary legal issues in disability law with leading academics from Oxford and around the UK. Day Two will look at applied disability policy on the theme of Finding its place: the UK legal system and The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Lunch and refreshments for all speakers and registered conference attendees will be provided on both days. This charitable event is kindly supported by the Oxford Faculty of Law and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. The conference will take place in the Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium at Mansfield College, within the Love Lane Building marked on this map.

To register for this conference please visit the eventbrite page.

[1] As defined by the Equality Act 2010, section 6: “(1) A person (P) has a disability if — (a) P has a physical or mental impairment, and (b) the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on P's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.”