For Law Students

University of Minnesota’s Law School Student Affairs Office partners with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to collaboratively address educational barriers, provide reasonable accommodations, and provide education on disability-related issues. The DRC engages in an interactive process with the Student Affairs Office to determine what academic modifications are reasonable in the Law School setting and support the goal of preparing students for law practice. To preserve privacy and anonymous grading protocols, students seeking accommodations should refer questions to the DRC or Law School Student Affairs Office, not to individual faculty members.

Law students looking to discuss or receive accommodations must first register with the DRC. To register, please follow these steps:

  • Please review our Accommodations Process for Law Students document. This outlines the registration process as well as how to continue to work with the DRC throughout your time in the Law School.
  • Schedule a consultation. Law students should follow the Gold registration path due to the complex nature of law education. Consultations are typically 45 minutes, though we may need to schedule a follow-up meeting depending on the type of accommodations being requested. Due to the Law School and DRC being located on different UMN-Twin Cities campuses, consultations are typically held on Zoom, though phone or in-person meetings are welcomed. In-person appointments are held at the DRC, located in the McNamara Alumni Center.
  • Complete our registration forms, which include a student information form, registration agreement, and confidentiality policy.
  • Share documentation. You can email it to [email protected] or your assigned access consultant, upload it to secure file storage, or have it faxed to 612-624-9654. Sharing it in advance of the meeting is helpful but not necessary. If you don't have documentation at the time of your meeting, that's okay, still plan to attend. You can discuss ways in which you can get documentation in the future.

If you have any questions about using accommodations in Law School, please email Rachel Anderson ([email protected]) and Hlee Moua ([email protected]), who are the access consultants who work with law students.