Janet Lord

Currently: Senior Fellow, Harvard Law School Project on Disability

Education: LLM, George Washington University Law School; LLB & LLM, University of Edinburgh (Scotland); BA, Kenyon College.

Biography: Janet E. Lord is currently serving as senior research fellow at the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and provides independent legal counsel on international and comparative disability law and inclusive development projects.  She holds part-time teaching appointments at the University of Maryland, Carey School of Law; American University, Washington College of Law; and National University of Ireland (Galway). Earlier in her career she served as legal counsel to NGOs, the United Nations and like-minded governments in the negotiation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She also worked on the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, focusing on landmine survivor rights in mine-affected countries. As part of her human rights law practice, she has worked with grassroots organizations of persons with disabilities in more than 30 countries around the world to advance disability rights. Research and field work interests include international disability law and policy, disability inclusive development, international humanitarian law, participatory human rights education, health and human rights and NGO participation and voice accountability in international law and process.

She resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her partner and two children.