Laverne Jacobs is the Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law. Her research explores the intersections between the lived experiences of people with disabilities, administrative law and justice, and human rights law. Through her scholarship, she seeks to foster an inclusive society through legal and social change.
Laverne is the founding director of the Law, Disability & Social Change (LDSC) Project (https://lawdisabilitysocialchange.com/about/) which is housed at Windsor Law. The LDSC Project team conducts research into current legal and policy issues to help empower people with disabilities to fully achieve their rights and, more generally, to foster and develop inclusive communities. The project focuses on listening to, incorporating and respecting the voices of people with disabilities and aims to further the motto “nothing about us without us”. The LDSC Project team undertakes a variety of projects that feed grounded research and theory into policy development and legal decision-making. Current projects include research on accessibility legislation, consent and capacity, transportation inequality, legal aid and general disability discrimination.