Services for Students with Disabilities

Texas Law is committed to the full inclusion of students with disabilities in the law school community. In partnership with the University of Texas at Austin Services for Students with Disabilities Office (SSD), the Student Affairs Office (SAO) coordinates all disability accommodations at the law school. In order to receive accommodations, students must register with SSD and meet with Brandi Welch in the SAO. No student should approach a professor about disability accommodations; all students must meet with Ms. Welch to coordinate.

Visit the SSD website for the application process. Upon documentation review, SSD will issue a letter detailing the approved accommodations. Students must deliver a copy of this letter and meet with Ms. Welch each semester in order to coordinate accommodations. Letters must be turned in to Ms. Welch before September 15 (Fall semester) or February 15 (Spring semester).

Accommodations will be implemented to the extent they are reasonable and do not alter the essential requirements of the course/program of study. Due to the nature of our educational program, the law school does not provide accommodations related to attendance, deadlines, or being called on in class. If SSD authorizes students to audio record class, recording may be done by the student or the law school; faculty members have discretion as to who will record. No recording may be done without the express permission of the faculty member. Recordings may not be uploaded to the internet or otherwise shared, transmitted, or published. Some faculty members may not permit recordings of their classes.  In those cases, the SAO will arrange an alternative reasonable accommodation.

Students with questions regarding these policies are welcome to meet with Dean Bangs and/or Brandi Welch to discuss.