Accommodations and Disability Information

Working in close collaboration with the University’s Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center (DLDRC), the School of Law is committed to helping USD Law students with verified disabilities obtain academic accommodations and support, and to help improve access to the many excellent programs and activities offered by the University. 

DLDRC Services

The DLDRC's services include evaluating disability documentation, arranging academic accommodations and providing disability management and counseling to students with disabilities. Accommodations are available for documented permanent and temporary disabilities. Accommodations are determined on an individualized basis by the DLDRC. The DLDRC works closely with the School of Law to coordinate and implement accommodations.

Requesting Services

  • Students should start by reviewing the accommodations process on the DLDRC website.
  • Students requesting accommodations must review the requirements with their care providers and have providers submit documentation (on their letterhead) to USD via email, fax, mail, or in-person delivery.
  • Documentation requirements can be found here.
  • Students may also make an appointment with Law Student Affairs to discuss their needs.

Request Forms

These forms are for use only upon approval of accommodations by the DLDRC.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I apply for accommodations?

As soon as possible to allow sufficient time for approval and implementation. Accommodations are not available until a student completes the DLDRC's evaluation and documentation process.

What types of accommodations are available?

The most common accommodations are extra time on exams or notetakers for class. Accommodations are always tailored to each individual student.

Will my professors know I receive accommodations?

Exams are graded anonymously, and your professor will not be told that you were accommodated. Accommodated students should not discuss exam accommodations with professors to preserve grading anonymity.

Will my classmates know I receive accommodations?

It is possible your classmates may deduce that you receive exam accommodations because you may be taking your exams in a different location. To develop strategies to address these questions, students should visit the DLDRC.

Will future employers know I received accommodations in law school?

Your transcript will not contain any mention of accommodations you received in law school.

 

Contact:

Law Student Affairs
Warren Hall, Room 218
Phone: (619) 260-4651
Fax: (619) 260-7715

Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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