In order to receive assistance or accommodations, students with disabilities must disclose their disabilities to the College or University after matriculation. The Associate Dean for Administration and Students or Academic Support Director can help guide students through the process, or they may first contact Disability Support Services (DSS) directly at 885-6307 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DSS is located on the 3rd floor of the Idaho Commons.
Students who desire assistance or accommodations for disabilities are responsible for providing appropriate documentation and for giving adequate advance notice. Documentation must come from a licensed physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist and include verification of the disability, a description of functional limitations, and recommendations for appropriate academic adjustments or accommodations. Students with existing known disabilities should contact DSS at the beginning of the semester.
DSS will document the student’s disability and may recommend accommodations. The College of Law will work with the student and DSS to provide appropriate disability accommodations that do not conflict with the essential functions of a law student or compromise the integrity of the law study program. All disability accommodations must be approved by DSS and the Associate Dean for Administration and Students. Students do not need to inform faculty members of disabilities unless the accommodations would affect the conduct of the class itself.
Students needing exam accommodations must inform the Exam Coordinator and provide all necessary documentation. Normally, students receiving exam accommodations will take their exams at the DSS Office. Faculty members will not normally be informed of exam accommodations.
Law students who suspect they have a previously undiscovered learning disability may work with a private specialist or with the University of Idaho Counseling & Testing Center to identify and document any disability. Since the testing process typically takes several months, it is important to act early in the semester. The Counseling & Testing Center charges fees on a sliding scale for the comprehensive assessment.