Marquette University Law School - Request for Accommodation Due to Disability
Students with a temporary or permanent disability may be entitled to receive certain academic adjustments and reasonable modifications or use certain auxiliary aides and services in the process of fulfilling course or degree requirements. However, no accommodation will be considered reasonable that alters fundamental course content or places undue administrative or financial burden on Marquette University. Disabled students are required to meet the essential, academic, and technical standards established by the Law School, with or without accommodations.
The process of requesting academic accommodation due to a documented disability begins with an intake assessment meeting with a representative from the Office of Disability Services. After the Office of Disability Services (ODS) has verified a student’s disability, that student should arrange for a meeting with Assistant Dean of Students Anna Fodor. Additionally, the student is asked to fill out a Request for Accommodation Due to Disability form. The completed form should be submitted to the Law School Registrar at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled intake assessment meeting.
Subsequent to these initial meetings, a decision letter will be sent to the student specifying the accommodations granted by the Law School. A copy of this letter will also be sent to the University's Office of Disability Services. Students are encouraged to meet with the Law School Registrar at least once per semester to discuss any changes in their situation that might affect this original decision.
Thereafter, students may submit a Disability Accommodation for Examinations form to request that the pre-approved accommodation(s) be applied to specific examinations, such as a mid-term or final exam. Only one form is needed per exam period to report all exams for which the student seeks accommodation.
Fall 2023 Semester Deadlines
November 6, 2023 at noon: Law students seeking final exam accommodations under the ADA for the first time as a Marquette law student, must submit disability documentation to the Office of Disability Services and notify Dean Fodor and Assistant Registrar Stephanie Danz of the submission by this date and time.
November 20, 2023 at noon: Any law student seeking final exam accommodations for the fall 2023 semester, must submit the exam accommodations request form to Assistant Registrar Stephanie Danz by this date and time.
The Law School will treat all documentation and discussions regarding a student's disability confidentially. Information about a student's disability will be shared, at the discretion of the Assistant Dean of Students, only with appropriate University or Law School administrators and faculty members who have a legitimate educational interest.
During your tenure at Marquette University Law School, all materials related to your disability are kept separate from your academic file, and upon graduation these materials will be forwarded to the Office of Disability Services for archiving. After graduation, any inquiries regarding accommodations that were received while you were a law student should be addressed to the Office of Disability Services.
For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Dean Fodor.