The Anonymous Deaf Law Student Blog is written to provide honest insight into what it is like to be a law student with a hearing disability. This blog is written by an anonymous first year law student at a top-20 law school.
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I thought it would be good to take a light-hearted (kinda) approach to deafness. There are a few pet peeves that I have with hearing people and how they interact with d/Deaf/HOH people. DISCLAIMER: this is based on my experiences, so take it with a big grain of salt. Communication Modes Does NOT...
I stumbled upon a blog post in the New York Times that claims that the ADA, by making it costlier to see patients with disabilities (specifically, deaf patients who need interpreters), will result in fewer and fewer doctors accepting patients with disabilities. The author specifically noted that...
I’ll be short and sweet today. I have a ridiculous amount of work for clinic and everything else. (I promise to talk about my clinic, but there is so much to talk about that I don’t even know where to begin). I was thinking to myself the other day - who was my role model growing up?...
Questions, questions and few answers. Welcome to the life of a lawyer. This semester, I am participating in a clinic where we serve indigent clients. (The idea of representing a real and live person is absolutely frightening though). My clinical experience has shown itself to be an incredible and...
Technically, no. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not include pregnancy as a disability because of its temporary nature. However, the seminal preganancy discrimination statute, Preganancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which amended f Title VII in 1978, does require similar treatment of...
All right, I have a confession - if there’s a deaf character on a show, I will watch the show, no matter how bad it is. Now that we got that dirty little secret out of the way… A comment on this blog raised an interesting question (perhaps unwittingly) - how does the increased exposure...
Good things come to those who update and improve themselves, right? Well, apply the concept to my blog - I added some neat features photos - I added some photographs to this site to spice it up. Who says that law has to be boring? Well, it can be, but that doesn’t mean that my blog must...
I thought that I would share my accommodations experience during my interviews last fall. It was quite interesting to see how private law firms dealt with it, which gave me a great picture of what it would be like to work there. It is important to note that what works for me, may not work for...
I was looking over my blog posts and I realized that I may come off as sanguine about discrimination. I realized that my constant assertions that discrimination is from ignorance may make discrimination seem more benign. Not true. In fact, subconscious and implicit discrimination is the most...
As you probably know from my previous post – I have a summer associateship at a law firm this summer. I would like to share some of my musings about the whole interview process. Disregard as you may, but I think it was an interesting experience. Frankly, I was a bit nervous entering the search for...