Academic Services (Registrar)
Disability Accommodations Statement
It is the policy of The John Marshall Law School to provide students with disabilities full access to, and participation in, the law school’s academic and student life programs in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The law school will not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment, admission, and treatment of students including participation in academic, research, financial aid, counseling, and extracurricular programs. Further, the law school will make reasonable accommodations, so disabled students can enjoy equal opportunity and access to all law school programs, including through academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and services. The head of the Academic Services Office has responsibility for the law school’s compliance with these laws and policy.
After reviewing the Disability Accomomdation Policy and Disability Protocol, students seeking accommodations should initiate contact with Kristen Kordesh (email@example.com), the Disability Accommodation Administrator, to schedule a meeting regarding the accommodations process and procedures. The Disability Accommodation Administrator will review the required documentation and provide you with a physical copy. The electronic version can also be downloaded from the following websites, depending on the type of condition:
- Permanent Disability Accommodation Requests (physical, psychological/psychiatric, learning/ADHD)
- Temporary Accommodation Requests (short-term injury, pregnancy)
- Provisional Disability Accommodation Requests (pending diagnosis, received accommodations at a prior institution, etc.)
Once all documentation has been fully completed and submitted to the Disability Accommodation Administrator, accommodation requests will be reviewed by the head of Academic Services and initial reasonable accommodations will be granted. The Disability Accommodation Administrator will reach out to the student via their John Marshall email account with their granted accommodations and reasoning for any requests that were denied. Every effort will be made to grant all requested reasonable accommodations or to provide accommodations that are equivalent to the requested accommodations. Once the student receives the email from the Disability Accommodation Administrator, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss the granted accommodations and to engage in a collaborative process to determine any changes before the student signs off on the granted accommodation requests.
A note on confidentiality: student confidentiality and privacy is a priority at John Marshall. Medical information and documentation will be kept completely confidential unless disclosure becomes necessary in order for the student to receive granted accommodations.
We encourage students to direct any questions or concerns to the Accommodations Administrator at any point during this interactive process.
Kristen Moore Kordesh
Disability Accommodation Administrator
Office: Room 301
Office Hours: Mon-Fri | 6-9 p.m. Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 773