This is the first installment of a new series called, “Disabling Ableism: Making the Legal Profession More Accessible,” which aims to highlight both the challenges and opportunities law students with disabilities face before, during and after law school, as well as how the legal industry can better embrace disability as a form of diversity.

“There is a stigma that a person in a wheelchair is slow or not capable” of succeeding in law school, Ron Kort, who is a 1L at New York Law School pursing his second graduate degree, told recently.