Getting Started for Law Students

School of Law School Academic Accommodation Request Process

This request process is for students admitted to the University of Arkansas – School of Law (contact School of Law Admissions at 479-575-3102):

CEA Registration Process

  1. Complete the request for services form.
    • When completing the Additional Information section of the form, please be sure to select that you are seeking a "Law Degree," and under Affiliations select  "Law Student."
  2. Watch your university email account for an update, typically within 3 business days after we receive your request. If you do not receive an automatic confirmation email within 30 minutes of your submission, please contact us!
  3. Schedule an Access Plan Meeting by emailing: ada@uark.edu with dates and times of availability. Please allow 1 hour for this meeting.
    • Note: You can request an in-person or virtual meeting (Teams). Let us know your preference when scheduling. All are subject to availability.
  4. Provide documentation of disability or medical condition that supports each accommodation request by one of the following methods:
    • Upload documentation via your CEA Student Profile
    • Email to ada@uark.edu 
    • Fax to 479-575-7445
    • In-person (435 N Garland Ave, Room 209 ARKU)
  5. We will notify you of your registration status and next steps through your UARK email.
    • Based on a combination of information obtained in the student access plan meeting and from the student’s documentation, the CEA staff will review your request, and may consult with School of Law administration and campus partners to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Once a determination has been made CEA will send an official notification of approved accommodations (accommodation letter)and next steps directly to 1.) you and 2.) the School of Law, Director of Academic Success (or their designee).

Accommodation Implementation

The CEA and the School of Law's administration work together to help students with disabilities achieve and maintain individual autonomy. Once your registration is complete, you must schedule an appointment with the School of Law, Director of Academic Success (or their designee) to discuss accommodations and ensure timely implementation.

IMPORTANT:

  • The School of Law only requires one accommodation letter for the duration of a student's academic program.  However, students should contact the Director of Academic Success (or their designee) every semester to ensure accommodation needs are addressed. 
  • Students should not contact a professor directly as this may compromise the student’s ability to be graded anonymously.

If you need any additional accommodations (or require changes to original accommodations), you must schedule an appointment to meet with a CEA staff member to discuss those changes. Requested changes in accommodations are communicated to the School of Law by CEA, and students will be required to schedule another meeting with the School of Law, Director of Academic Success (or their designee) to discuss the requested changes.

Documentation

In general, documentation should be provided by a professional. Documentation may include assessments, reports, and/or letters from qualified evaluators, professionals, or institutions. Common sources of documentation are health care providers, psychologists, and diagnosticians.  Copies of accommodations approved from a previous school(s) such as accommodation agreements/letters, 504 plans, IEPs, ARD documents and/or standardized exams can also be included as additional supporting information.

All documentation will be used to determine if the student’s accommodation request is reasonable and appropriate.

Suggested Documentation Elements:

  1. Typed on letterhead, dated, and signed by a qualified professional.
  2. State the disability or disabilities.
    Describe the impact or symptoms of the disability.
  3. If appropriate, discuss the severity and/or expected progression.
  4. If appropriate, list medication side-effects.
  5. Current and/or past accommodations.
  6. Any recommended accommodations.