Boston College Law School is committed to meeting the needs of students with disabilities. We work hard to assist students with disabilities in achieving their educational, career, and personal goals through the full range of institutional and community resources.

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Accessibility at BC

  • To begin the accommodation request process for physical and mental disabilities, please see details below about how to register with either BC's Disability Services Office or The Connors Family Learning Center. 
  • If you have any questions about this process and how accommodations work at the Law School, please email us at lawADAservices@bc.edu.

Guidelines

Students seeking support services from Boston College on the basis of a diagnosed learning disability or attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder must register with The Connors Family Learning Center.  Students must complete the following steps in order to register:

  • For Learning Disabilities: Utilize these guidelines and send your documentation in pdf format to Kathleen Duggan in order to request an intake meeting. 
  • For ADHD: Utilize these guidelines and send your documentation in pdf format to Kathleen Duggan in order to request an intake meeting.   
  • Here is the intake form.

Students who are seeking support services from Boston College on the basis of a diagnosed physical or mental disability must register with the Disability Services Offices. Students must complete the following steps in order to register:

  1. Complete the online registration form with on Disability Services Office.

  2. Upload medical documentation as described in the guidelines linked under “Documentation” on the Disability Service’s website.

  3. Once all information has been submitted, schedule an intake appointment by calling Disability Services at 617-552-3470.

A student with a physical, sensory, psychological, or health-related disability is to provide documentation verifying a disabling condition by a licensed healthcare professional who is qualified in the diagnosis of the disability and is currently or recently associated with the student. The diagnosis must reflect the student's present level of functioning of the major life activity affected by the disability. The cost of obtaining the professional verification is the student's responsibility.

If the initial verification is incomplete or inadequate to determine the present extent of the disability and/or appropriate accommodations, the Disability Services Office  may request supplementary documentation or assessment of the disability. The cost of the supplementary documentation or assessment is the responsibility of the student. If the Disability Services Office requires a second professional opinion, then the University shall bear any cost not covered by any third party payer.

Students seeking accommodations or services on the basis of a temporary disability must provide documentation to Academic & Student Services verifying the nature of the condition, stating the expected duration of the condition, and describing the accommodation deemed necessary. Such verification must be provided by a professional health care provider who is qualified in the diagnosis of such conditions. The assessment or verification of disability must reflect the student's current level of disability, and shall be no older than 60 days. The cost of obtaining the professional verification is the responsibility of the student.

If the initial verification is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent of the disability and appropriate accommodations, Academic & Student Services may require supplementary documentation or assessment. The cost of supplementary documentation or assessment is the student's responsibility. If Academic & Student Services requires a second professional opinion, then the University shall bear any cost not covered by any third party payer.

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Contact Academic & Student Services at lawacastu@bc.edu or 617-552-2527.