The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy and Innovation
LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL | LOS ANGELES
The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy and Innovation (The Coelho Center) is an interdisciplinary center that will convene top thought leaders in disability law and policy; generate and disseminate knowledge at the intersection of disability, technology and innovation; and be a focal point for increasing the pipeline of talented students with disabilities in law, politics and other fields of endeavor. We will be a leader on these issues in California, the United States and internationally.
The Coelho Center will bring together all of the schools and colleges within Loyola Marymount University, and will be housed at Loyola Law School.
The following are The Coelho Center's three key areas of focus:
We will bring together the best and brightest thought leaders, advocates and policy makers around disability rights to discuss and craft agendas that seek change. We will also seek to engage new high-profile partners and create new advocates for, and awareness of, disability issues.
Innovation & Technology
A critical passion Tony Coelho brings to the Coelho Center is for innovation and technology to advance the lives of people with disabilities, particularly in the areas of transportation and employment. To further this work, the Center will partner with California technology companies and major corporations worldwide.
Increasing the Pipeline
Currently, there is no organization in America that is creating an elite pipeline of lawyers with disabilities to populate the bench, advocate for their appointments and hold elected office. The Coelho Center will work to bring attention and solutions to these problems with the goal of increasing the number of people with disabilities in the bar and bench.