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Students with Disabilities

Yale Law School seeks to accommodate students with disabilities,whether temporary or permanent, to enable them to participate fully in the University community.

The Yale University Resource Office on Disabilities provides a wide variety of services for Yale students with disabilities. The Resource Office works with all Yale students, including Yale Law School students, to facilitate necessary accommodations. All accommodations and services are individualized and based on students needs, course requirements, and appropriate documentation. Frequently requested accommodations include adaptive computer technology, classroom accommodations, and examination and testing modifications, among others. The Resource Office works with Associate Dean Mike Thompson to provide accommodations such as elevator access or carrels for students with disabilities. Students should call the Resource Office at 203-432-2324 to schedule a meeting with the Resource Office Director, Judy York, to learn more about the accommodations process.

Yale Transit operates a Special Services Van that transports members of the Yale community who are permanently or temporarily disabled. This service runs 24 hours a day Monday through Friday, and from 6:00 pm to 7:30 am on Saturday and Sunday. For more information and request forms, please see the Special Services shuttle website. The Special Services Van dispatch can be reached at 203-432-2788.

Students interested in requesting testing accommodations for the bar exam should first review the bar examiners' website for the state where they plan on practicing. Each state has its own requirements and deadlines for requesting accommodations. Please note that these deadlines are frequently well in advance of other application deadlines. For assistance with bar exam accommodations, or any other questions related to disability accommodations, please contact Associate Dean of Student Affairs Kathleen Overly or Director of Student Life Reva Pollack.

To view accessibility maps for the Yale campus, please click here.


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