Assistance for Students with Disabilities

The Law School addresses the needs of students with disabilities within the context of University policy. The University of Chicago is a community of scholars, researchers, educators, students, and staff members devoted to the pursuit of knowledge. In keeping with its traditions and long-standing policies and practices, the University, in admissions and access to programs, considers students on the basis of individual merit and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or other factors irrelevant to study at the University.

The University does not have a comprehensive program oriented wholly towards educating students with disabilities, but it strives to be supportive of the academic, personal, and work-related needs of each individual and is committed to helping those with disabilities become full participants in the life of the University.

Students with disabilities should contact the Director of Student Disability Services and the Dean of Students in a timely fashion to initiate the process of requesting accommodations.

Once the appropriate documentation is received, professionals will review it to clarify the nature and extent of the disability. The student and the Law School Dean of Students will maintain contact as appropriate in ongoing efforts to accommodate the student. Assuming the documentation submitted is current and complete, this process may require up to ten weeks. For additional information on University policy in this area, see the University's Student Disability Services website.