By law and to ensure the integrity of the program, registering with DRP to determine eligibility and accommodations must be an interactive, deliberative and collaborative process. At a minimum, this includes (1) providing sufficient, relevant documentation, and (2) meeting with the Director for a comprehensive eligibility and access planning meeting (a.k.a., an intake meeting.) It is not meant to be an onerous process, but it can take time. We accept and will consider requests for accommodations on a rolling basis; however, we do rely on reasonable deadlines given the time it can take to properly consider requests and arrange for reasonable accommodations. Late requests and incomplete registration may result in delay of accommodations, or denial of requests.
Therefore, students who are NEW TO DRP are urged to contact DRP at DRP@uchastings.edu or 415-565-8948 EARLY in the semester to initiate this process. Students are advised to schedule an intake appointment to occur no later than Friday, October 2, 2015 for timely consideration of classroom-based accommodation requests for the fall semester.
FIRM DEADLINES FOR FALL 2015 ACCOMMODATIONS!
Students who are NEW TO DRP:
The FIRM deadline for COMPLETING your registration with DRP (i.e., you have already submitted DOCUMENTATION and participated in comprehensive INTAKE meeting -- scroll down for complete checklist), if you want to request final exam accommodations, is Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Request for any other accommodation (e.g., accommodations for midterm exams, classroom-based accommodations) should have been completed early in the semester. If you don’t already have a meeting scheduled with the Director, contact DRP at DRP@uchastings.edu or 415-581-8948 to set this up.
NOTE: Going to Student Health Services by the deadline is NOT the same as completing DRP’s registration process by the deadline! It is your responsibility to make sure your documentation is received by DRP well before the deadline to allow sufficient time to review, and that you have an appointment with the Director scheduled before the deadline.
Requests for exam accommodations after the deadline will only be considered on an emergency basis and must be based on an accident, illness or injury that was acquired after the final deadline.
RETURNING DRP STUDENTS:
You must submit a new Continuing Service Form at the beginning of each semester. If you do not submit the form in a timely manner you run the risk of not receiving your accommodations in a timely manner. For classroom-based accommodations, please submit your Request for Continuing DRP Services Form by TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 (the day after Drop/Add period ends) in order to be considered a timely request for classroom-based accommodations. Also, check to make sure you don’t need to provide updated documentation. When in doubt, contact DRP at DRP@uchastings.edu or 415-581-8948 to schedule a phone consultation before the deadline. For exam accommodations only, the deadline is WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015.
Please contact DRP either via e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com), 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. For continuing DRP students, use our new, fully online Request for Continuing DRP Services Form.
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.