Diversity has improved in most areas, but disabled law students are still marginalised, says LegalAware
All law schools deserve to be scrutinised very carefully in their response to the government white paper entitled, 'Students at the heart of the system', over the issue of whether disabled students are seriously disenfranchised.
The formidable white paper, which was published in June, sets out proposals for a higher education sector which is sustainably funded, delivers a "better student experience", and contributes fully to the efforts to increase social mobility. The ability of a disabled student to get a job is a massively significant factor in that individual's social mobility; virtually all individuals do not aspire to sustain themselves through the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) itself. An adverse effect of the legal aid cuts may be to put off disabled applicants from applying for the DLA. Good law schools will wish to embrace the National Student Survey, and participate in it to the full.