Mitchell Hamline School of Law is committed to ensuring equal access to educational opportunities, programs and services for all qualified students in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the administration of its education-related programs and activities
Students who would like to request accommodations for a disability should contact Shammah Bermudez, assistant director for disability and student services. Students will be asked to provide documentation regarding their disability and any accommodations they have used in the past. If the disability is new, students will be asked to work with their treating professional to fill out appropriate forms to allow the school to make proper accommodations for the student.
Contact Shammah.Bermudez @mitchellhamline.edu
Requesting Academic Accommodations
Mitchel Hamline School of Law students who would like to request academic accommodations for a documented disability must take the following steps:
- Complete the Accommodation Request Form.
- Submit the completed Accommodation Request form along with supporting documentation
(See Documentation Guidelines for a detailed information).Forms and documentation should be submitted to:
Assistant Director of Disability and Student Services
Dean of Students Offices – Suite 119
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
875 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Fax: (651) 695 – 7700
- Schedule a meeting with the assistant director for disability and student services to discuss request and possible academic accommodations.
Documentation in support of a request for accommodation must be provided by a qualified professional who is licensed or otherwise properly credentialed and who possesses expertise in the area for which the accommodation is sought.
Documentation must be from a treating professional, not from an individual with a personal relationship to the student (e.g., family member). Examples of documentation that may be necessary to support a requested accommodation are listed below.
For a more detailed description, please contact the Assistant Director of Disability and Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Learning Disability: Psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation.
- Attention Deficit Disorders: Psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation.
- Hearing Impairments: Audiogram or Medical Provider Statement Form.
- Visual Impairments: Acuity Report or Medical Provider Statement Form.
- Physical Impairment: Letter on official letterhead from a treating practitioner 1) Diagnosis 2) Description of the functional limitation of the diagnosis, 3) Accommodations being recommended and how they address functional limitation of the diagnosis, or Medical Provider Statement Form.
- Mental Health Condition: Letter on official letterhead from a treating practitioner that includes 1) Diagnosis 2) Description of the functional limitation of the diagnosis, 3) Accommodations being recommended and how they address functional limitation of the diagnosis, or Medical Provider Statement Form.
Bar Exam and MPRE Accommodations
The Testing Accommodations request process for the Bar Exam and the MPRE is a separate process from Mitchel Hamline School of Law’s process for requesting accommodations
Students who plan on requesting testing accommodations on the MPRE should visit the NCBE MPRE Test Accommodations webpage.
Test Administration Dates Recommended Submission Dates Registration Deadline March 29 or 30, 2021 January 4, 2021 January 28. 2021 August 11 or 12, 2021 May 4, 2021 June 10, 2021 November 4 or 5, 2021 August 2021 September 17. 2021
Students who intend to request testing accommodation should begin by visiting the website of the individual Bar Association for state where they are taking the exam or the National Conference of Bar Examiners webpage. Each state has its own requirements and deadlines for requesting accommodations.
It is highly recommended that students who are requesting accommodations for the Bar exam start the process several months in advance. Please visit the website for your exam jurisdiction for specific submission deadlines and requirements.
Accommodation Requests for the February 2022 Bar Exam must be postmarked no later then October 15, 2021.
Testing Accommodations Application, forms, documentation requirements can be found on the Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners
All Other Jurisdictions
Disability Discrimination Grievance Process Policy
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is committed to ensuring equal educational opportunities for all qualified students in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the administration of its education-related programs and activities
Mitchell Hamline School of Law has adopted this Disability Discrimination Grievance Process Policy to provide prompt and equitable resolution of grievances alleging action prohibited by the ADA and/or Section 504.
Any student who believes that they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability or have been denied access or accommodations required by law, shall have the right to a prompt and equitable consideration of their concerns through this Disability Discrimination Grievance Process Policy.