Please contact DRP either via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to make an appointment to meet with the department to initiate the request for accommodations. Even if you do not believe you will require accommodations, we suggest that you register with DRP because, should you later require accommodations, you will not have to wait for a review to determine your eligibility.
Obtain documentation forms from the DRP website here. Submit forms to a qualified professional for completion and then return them to DRP either via mail, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), hand delivery, or fax at (415) 581-8807. All students requesting accommodations must submit professional documentation of their disability prepared by an appropriate qualified professional prior to receiving services from DRP. See California Bar Forms A-G for a description of the appropriate diagnosing professionals. Additionally, documentation of accommodations received at another educational institution are required if applicable, and documentation of accommodations received at a previous workplace may be helpful in determining accommodations in law school.
Upon receiving the student’s written documentation, the Director of DRP will review the documentation and will determine eligibility for services. After this initial determination, you will meet to discuss reasonable and appropriate accommodations for all UC Hastings programs and activities, including classroom instruction and exams. It is important to give as much advance notice as possible of all accommodation requests. You will be notified by the DRP Director of the accommodation determination.
Should you disagree with the Director, you must make your position known to the Director immediately. If the matter is not resolved at this level, you may then grieve the accommodation decision in accordance with the procedures set forth in § 90.00 Student Initiated Grievance Procedure, University of California, Hastings College of the Law Policies and Regulations Applying to College Activities, Organizations and Students.
Once you have been approved for services, you will need to submit a service request form each semester. You can access the service request form here.
You may meet with the Director of DRP throughout the school year to discuss any further adjustments in accommodations.
Depending upon the nature of your disability, updated documentation may be required during your career at UC Hastings to ensure a current diagnosis, as well as current information of functional limitation due to your disability.