Disability Services

It is the policy of Seattle University that no qualified person shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any job, facility, program or activity provided by the University.

The Law School will provide reasonable accommodations for students with a disability. The Law School is not required however, to make academic adjustments or program modifications that are essential to the program of instruction or that fundamentally alter the nature of the program, goods, or services, or that create an undue burden for the Law School. In addition, the Law School will not provide attendants, individually prescribed devices, readers for personal use or study, or other devices or services of a personal nature.

Students whose disabilities may require some type of accommodation, including but not limited to, course load modifications, exam accommodations, note takers or other accommodations should contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. It is the responsibility of the student to provide the Law School with adequate notice of his or her disability, to request the particular academic adjustment, auxiliary aid, accommodation or modification, and to provide any necessary medical verification of a disability related need for the specific request. The Associate Dean will determine the appropriate accommodation after considering the student’s request or any alternative means for accommodation, their feasibility, and the cost and effect on the academic program and standards.

All students requesting accommodation will be required to provide appropriate documentation for the disability. The documentation must come from a qualified diagnostician that establishes the nature of the disability, that provides evaluative data supporting the current need for accommodations, and that may list recommended services. Cost and responsibility for providing the evaluation are borne by the student.

Specifically, the documentation must include:

  1. A statement identifying the nature of the disability experienced by the student.
  2. A description of the type of evaluation methods or procedures used, the results and the date of the evaluation.
  3. A description of the current functional impacts(s) of the disability.
  4. The credentials of the diagnosing professional(s).

If the accommodation request relates to facilities or physical accessibility to Sullivan Hall, the student should contact the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration.