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Disability Policies

No otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services or programs of the SIU School of Law, or be subjected to discrimination by the SIU School of Law based on a disability. The SIU School of Law follows all applicable laws and regulations relating to students with disabilities including the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Applicants are not required to identify known disabilities in the application form.

Admitted students with a disability who seek an accommodation from the School of Law should immediately contact Disability Support Services and inform the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Requests for accommodations must be accompanied by appropriate documentation. Such documentation should include assessments, diagnoses and specific recommendations for modification.  Requests for accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis.  

Academic and programmatic support services are available for students with either permanent or temporary disabilities at Disability Support Services.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against by the SIU School of Law you may file a complaint with the Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, or the Disability Rights Section (DRS) of the Department of Justice