Students with Disabilities

Students with Disabilities


It is the policy of Albany Law School to comply with all relevant legal obligations—including those imposed by Section 504 0f the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990—regarding individuals with disabilities in the academic program. All decisions regarding accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis and are based on the individual student's documented disability. It is the policy of Albany Law School to preserve the privacy of all persons seeking or receiving an accommodation or adjustment because of their disability. 

Any student needing services relating to a disability or impairment contact the Office of Student Affairs at 518-445-3235 or email      

Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students is a community of more than 135 attorneys and law students who are deaf or hard of hearing. This Web site's chief objective is to mentor and provide guidance to new lawyers and law students who are deaf and hard of hearing, so that they will be better equipped to deal with access, accommodation and practice issues that have confronted those who have gone before them. To learn more, visit  

Test Accommodations on the New York State Bar Examination 

It is the policy of the New York State Board of Law Examiners to provide accommodations in testing conditions to applicants with disabilities during the administration of the bar examination, to the extent such accommodations are reasonable, consistent with the nature and purpose of the examination, and necessitated by the applicant's disability. The Board's objective is to provide effective and necessary accommodations to qualified applicants as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, without substantially altering the nature of the examination process. Each applicant's request for test accommodations is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Click here for more information.​