The Coelho Center

The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy and Innovation


The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy and Innovation (The Coelho Center) is an interdisciplinary center that convenes top thought leaders in disability law and policy; generates and disseminates knowledge at the intersection of disability, technology and innovation; and works to increase the pipeline of law students with disabilities onto the bar and bench. 

The Coelho Center brings together all of the schools and colleges within Loyola Marymount University and is housed at Loyola Law School.

The following are The Coelho Center's three key areas of focus:

  1. Convening

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.