Disability Support Services (DSS)
The University of Connecticut School of Law ensures access to qualified students with disabilities in the belief that the legal profession will benefit from the diversity individuals will bring to the profession.
It is the policy and practice of the University of Connecticut School of Law to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local requirements regarding students and applicants with disabilities. Individuals who are enrolled at the School of Law must be able to carry out the essential requirements of the curriculum with reasonable accommodation. Under these laws, no qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in services, programs and activities of the School of Law.
Any student with a disability as that term is defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, or the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, and who desires reasonable accommodation, should have documented proof indicating the disability. Please refer to the University of Connecticut Documentation Guidelines. Such documentation and request for accommodation should be given to the Student Services as soon as possible after admission to the School of Law. This documentation should be discussed and reasonable accommodations negotiated with the Director of Student Services no later than the first week of classes. Accommodations will be decided on a case by case basis. Please contact Jane Thierfeld Brown in Chase 314, 860-570-5132 or via email.
For campus accessibility please see the campus map. Upon request, the Student Services Office will provide a touch pad for students to open doors at the ramped entrances to the buildingsWhile our legal obligation relates to disabilities of a substantial and long-term nature, we will consider accommodations for temporary impairments when practical. For more information, contact the Director of Student Services.