Yale Law School

Returning Students

Sign into your SAS Accommodate portal to renew accommodations or request new ones, or click on the following link for more information.

Requesting Accommodations in Law School

In line with our Vision, Mission, and Values, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) engages in an interactive process with students to determine reasonable accommodations for students with chronic or temporary disabilities or conditions attending the Yale Law School (YLS).

There are unique aspects of the YLS program that may be different from your undergraduate experience. These aspects are worth discussing with SAS as you consider what accommodations you might need, and what plan you may want to put in place to prepare for academic and clinic experiences.

SAS will engage with you to:

  • Discuss barriers to the curriculum or experiential portion of your program as a result of your condition or disability
  • Determine potential accommodations to address the barriers when indicated
  • Engage with YLS officials to ensure that requested accommodations are reasonable and do not alter an essential feature of the curriculum or technical standards of your program
  • Draft and email a notification to you regarding the determination of the requested accommodations
  • Notify the appropriate YLS officials of any approved accommodations in order to coordinate those accommodations.  Please note that the designated official will only be aware of your accommodations and will not have access to your disability related information. Additionally, faculty are not notified of approved accommodations except when necessary for an accommodation to be implemented.
  • Accommodations are valid for the duration of your program, unless otherwise stated on the accommodation letter or as a result of temporary injury.

Accommodations are not retroactive; therefore, timely requests are essential. We encourage you to request accommodations upon acceptance to YLS to begin this process early; however, requests for accommodations may be submitted at any time.

Below is the step-by-step process for requesting accommodations. Your inquiry is confidential, and you are welcome to obtain general information about accessibility and accommodations without requesting accommodations.

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Step 1. Make a formal request for accommodations

Complete and submit the Accommodations Request form. Click the following button for more information and to start this process. As part of the interactive process, you will be asked to provide a self-report regarding your condition and how it impacts you academically along with documentation from your treatment provider as indicated.

Step 2. Provide documentation of your disability

SAS has developed Documentation Guidelines to assist students with various disabilities and conditions with requesting the necessary documentation from their treatment providers. Students who do not have documentation of their condition, and/or who believe they have an undiagnosed condition, should contact SAS to discuss their circumstances further.

Step 3. Determination of eligibility and accommodations

SAS engages in an interactive process with each student and takes into consideration the self-report provided on the Accommodation Request form, information provided during the initial meeting, disability documentation, and the requirements of your program to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations. It is essential that you be an active participant throughout the process.