Requesting Accommodations

Procedures for Returning Students with Approved Accommodations

  1. Complete and submit an Accommodations Request Form and supporting documentation if necessary to Disability Services by the stated deadline. For more information about Suffolk Law School's documentation requirements, visit our Documenting Disabilities and Temporary Conditions page.
  2. If necessary or you have any questions, meet with Disability Services to discuss documentation and individual requests for accommodations.
  3. Students must submit requests each academic year.

Procedures for Students Requesting Accommodations for the First Time

  1. Complete and submit an Accommodations Request Form to Disability Services by the stated deadline or a reasonable time thereafter Note, classroom accommodations should generally be submitted two weeks before the first day of classes if possible. We will do our best to accommodate late requests if reasonable.
  2. Documentation is required to support your request for accommodations. Please attach documentation to your request form. For more information about Suffolk Law School's documentation requirements, visit our Documenting Disabilities and Temporary Conditions page.
  3. Please schedule an appointment to meet with Disability Services in the beginning of the academic year to discuss accommodations. Contact Dean Ann Santos or email Law Dean of Students to schedule an appointment.

Requesting Classroom Accommodations and/or Auxiliary Aids

Requests for most classroom accommodations should be submitted prior to the first day of classes at the beginning of the academic year. However, requests for course materials in digital format for print-related disabilities should be submitted at least 6-8 weeks in advance of the first day of classes, as this is a time-intensive process involving consultations with several internal and external parties which often requires line-by-line editing of the electronic texts. Students will need to submit receipts confirming purchase (not rental) of new (not used) course books and, in cases where a book is unavailable through the publisher, the book itself must be provided for document conversion. Requests for volunteer note-takers should be submitted within the first week of classes. Please note that making arrangements for students with approved note-taking as an accommodation can take 7-14 business days from the time of request, or sometimes longer. Requests for communication access for students who are deaf or hard of hearing should generally be submitted 60 days prior to the start of the semester, as many of these services also require collaborating with third party agencies and services and depend on the availability of service providers who partner with colleges and universities across New England.

Students should schedule an appointment to meet with Disability Services to discuss appropriate classroom accommodations and the logistics involved in their implementation. Please note that students in dual degree programs must follow the procedures of both programs.