The University of Toronto Faculty of Law's goal is to create a community that is inclusive of all persons and treats all members of the community in an equitable manner. In creating such a community, the Faculty aims to foster a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of all persons.

In working toward this goal, the Faculty will strive to provide support for, and facilitate the accommodation of individuals with disabilities so that all may share the same level of access to opportunities, participate in the full range of activities that the Faculty offers, and achieve their full potential as members of the law school community.

Website

This website has been designed to conform to the University of Toronto's accessibility standards for websites, in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Please contact law.website@utoronto.ca if you encounter any aspects of the website that limit your ability to access information. We will strive to correct the issue and/or provide the information in a fully accessible alternative format.

Wheelchair Access to the Faculty of Law

Flavelle House: Patrons using wheelchairs should enter Flavelle House from the main door beside the driveway.

Falconer Hall: Patrons using wheelchairs should enter Falconer Hall using the ramp on the south side of the building, accessed from the path at the front of the building.

Transitional Space: During the construction of the new Jackman Law Building, the Bora Laskin Law Library and many classes and services are being housed in transitional space at Victoria University (across the street from the main law school campus).

The Bora Laskin Law Library is housed in the Birge-Carnegie building. Unfortunately, only the main level is wheel-chair accessible and there is no elevator. The wheelchair entrance is located on the eastern side of the building. The Library’s Reading Room, Copier Room, Student Lounge, Library Staff Offices and 1st year lockers are located on the Main Level. The Library’s Circulation Desk, Reference Desk and Stacks area are on the basement level which is not wheelchair accessible. The upper year lockers and washrooms are also located on this level.

For access to other buildings in Victoria University, please see the University of Toronto Map.

The older University of Toronto online campus map also indicates the locations of accessible entrances (the yellow arrows).

See the University's Building Access Notices page to check for any current disruptions to building accessibility.

Note: the new Jackman Law Building, currently under construction, will be fully accessible when it opens.

University of Toronto Accessibility Services Office

There are offices on all three UofT campuses that work to facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into all aspects of university life. The focus is on skills development, especially in areas of self-advocacy and academic skills.  Services are provided to students who have a physical, sensory, or learning disability, mental health disability, acquired brain injury or chronic health condition (e.g. epilepsy, cancer, bowel disease) as well as students who have temporary disabilities such as a broken dominant arm. 

The service provides a wide range of support, including:

  • Learning disability assessments 
  • Adaptive technology assessments
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Learning strategy support
  • Test and examination accommodations
  • Note taking services 
  • Sign language interpreters; computer note-taking
  • Advice and information on disability issues
  • Liaison to University and off-campus agencies
  • Campus transportation (St. George Campus only)

To access the Service, students make an appointment to meet with an Advisor to discuss individual needs, accommodations, and strategies for success. Where appropriate, students are referred to one of the professionals on staff for an assessment to identify strategies and determine accommodations.

As Accessibility Services has limited facilities, it is the student's responsibility to contact the office early to make arrangements for the writing of exams. There are strict deadlines each term that must be observed. Students must present relevant and up-to-date documentation, as outlined on the website, from an appropriate health care professional.  Any information about a student's disability is confidential and is not shared outside the Service unless the student gives permission.