Professor Randall's Note:
As a person with a
learning disability, I know how tempting it is to to say that you
don't need accommodations. In fact, in undergraduate school, you may have gotten few, if any. The difference
between undergraduate school and law school is that in undergraduate
school it is very easy to self-accommodate by the courses you take
and the load you carry. There is no such leave way in law school. It
is impossible to self-accommodate. I know many students who say that
they want to try it without accommodations. The problem is that by
the time you figure out it is not working you have, at best, lost
most of the semester and at worst have already done poorly on exams.
My advice, whether you have a learning, physical or emotional
disability, take the accommodations you are entitled to. If you feel
after doing the semester with accommodations that you didn't need
them then drop them.
One final note, whether you are granted accommodations on the bar
dependent in large part on whether you had accommodations in law
I have assisted numerous students with disabilities please feel
free to talk with me.