ADA Accommodations

UMass Law is committed to providing equal access to a quality legal education for all students. Any students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a documented disability should set up a meeting with Wendi Chaka, Director of UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Access and Success: 508.999.8711 or wchaka@umassd.edu.

At that meeting, the student will provide recent documentation from a qualified health care provider that describes the functional limitation to learning that the disability creates.

If the documentation is not available at the time of the initial meeting, the student will be expected to provide the documentation before any accommodations will be provided. A determination will be made about what accommodations will help the student’s learning environment.

No accommodations will be provided unless the student has met with Director Chaka and the requested accommodations have been deemed appropriate and reasonable.

Students requesting examination accommodations for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), or for state bar examinations, should know that the interpretations of the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements used by the various bar examining authorities may differ from those used in undergraduate education.

Students are advised to ascertain the testing accommodation standards for each jurisdiction in which they plan to take the bar examination.

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