Law Students and Accessibility

Every year, U of T Law welcomes new and returning students who require accessibility accommodations.  

U of T Law is committed to supporting our students with disabilities. We seek to accommodate students with both temporary and permanent disabilities, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities and health issues, to ensure that all of our students are given equal opportunities to learn and pursue their academic interests and goals while fully participating in the U of T Law community.  

Students are encouraged to contact the Student Programs Coordinator for any of the following:

-If you have physical mobility issues and need assistance identifying accessible entrances.
-If you require a liaison between the Faculty of Law and Accessibility Services.
-If you require additional information about any of the University of Toronto’s and/or the Faculty of Law’s policies/procedures on accommodations.
-If you would like to discuss the student experience for students with disabilities at U of T Law.     

The University of Toronto’s Accessibility Services provides a wide variety of services for U of T students with disabilities. All students with existing disabilities should register with Accessibility Services.

Accessibility Services

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.