Disability Services

Suffolk University Law School is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal, effective, and meaningful access to all academic programs and opportunities at the law school.

To facilitate equal educational and learning opportunities for students with documented disabilities, the Dean of Students Office oversees Disability Services for the law school.

Disability Services serves as a valuable resource to students with disabilities and establishes partnerships with faculty and staff to promote an understanding and awareness of accessibility issues that may arise both in and out of the classroom in order to provide a supportive and engaging setting for our students. Our overarching goals are to ensure our programs, activities, and curriculum are accessible and that we operate in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  (See our Essential Performance Standards Policy.)

Students with permanent or temporary disabilities seeking accommodations must complete an accommodations request form [PDF] and schedule an appointment with Disability Services by contacting Associate Dean of Students, Ann McGonigle Santos, at the Dean of Students Office by email or at 617-573-8155.

A student who is dissatisfied with any decision of the Disabilities Compliance Officer regarding reasonable accommodations may file a grievance. See Law School Grievance Procedure.

Accommodation Request Deadlines

  • Classroom Accommodations: due 3 weeks before the start of the academic year or semester
  • Exam Accommodations: due 2 weeks after the start of the academic year or semester

All requests for exam accommodations should be submitted by the stated deadline. Deadline extensions may be provided to students who were unable to meet the deadline due to extenuating circumstances.

For more information about the process for requesting exam accommodations, see Suffolk University Law School's Academic Accommodation Policy.