Critical legal theorists have been slow to engage with disability – as either a discursively produced aspect of
identity or as an analytical lens through which to critique the law – in the same manner that they have
approached gender, race and sexuality. Disability is merely a natural phenomenon of no critical
consequence. In particular, critical legal theory has overlooked the significance of disability to core legal
concepts, such as capacity, rationality, voluntariness, coercion, consent, reasonableness and ordinariness,
which ultimately render the law authorised, legitimate and humane.