Students with Disabilities

The Charleston School of Law complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provides assistance and guidance to students with a disability to ensure equal access to the educational program at the School of Law. The School of Law provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, including learning disabled students and those with health or physical impairments.

Reasonable accommodations, supported by documentation of the disability, are available to qualified students on a case-by-case basis.  These accommodations are developed through the review of the student’s disability documentation and consideration of each student’s strengths, needs, and the academic program.  Reasonable accommodations are intended to remove barriers to equal access to the education program; however, accommodations will not be granted that fundamentally alter the requirements of the course of study at the School of Law (please see below for information about the Standards of Study at the School of Law) or that create an undue advantage to the recipient of the accommodations.  It is important for students to recognize that the School of Law may not necessarily agree to grant the particular accommodations that a student has received in the past or that a student is requesting.  In addition, accommodations are not retroactive and will not take effect until the date they are granted by the ADA Coordinator.

Students seeking accommodations should review the policies, procedures and guidelines provided at the links below.  For any questions, please contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Margaret Lawton, who is also the ADA Coordinator.

Students who are granted accommodations at the School of Law are encouraged to apply for accommodations on any state bar exam they expect to take upon graduation.  The receipt of accommodations at the School of Law does not guarantee the receipt of accommodations on a bar exam or other type of exam.

For additional information, please see the links below:

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