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Disability Resource Center

Established in 1992, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is the department within the University responsible for providing students with disabilities the necessary support to successfully complete their education and participate in activities available to all students. Home to a dedicated group of professionals, the Disability Resource Center is committed to making a difference in the lives of its students. Through a collaborative effort, the staff facilitates full participation in all University programs and activities. The Center serves students from offices located at University Park and Biscayne Bay campuses and provides a full range of services and programs to students with disabilities. The University Disability Resource Center, in conjunction with the FIU Law’s Office of Student Services, provide and facilitate accommodations required because of a documented disability.

Procedure

Upon acceptance to FIU Law, students with disabilities should contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and FIU Law’s Office of Student Services. Students should not assume that because their application to law school indicates the presence of a disability that this information is known to the Disability Resource Center. Early disclosure is essential to allow sufficient time for review, approval, and implementation of accommodations.

Students seeking accommodations for disabilities should contact:

Stephen Peter Loynaz, Associate Director of the Disability Resource Center
Graham Center 190
305.348.3532 phone
loynazs@fiu.edu

Angelique Ortega Fridman, Associate Dean for Student Services
FIU Law, RDB 2015
305.348.3354
afridman@fiu.edu

All accommodations are prospective. No retroactive accommodations are provided. Please note that implementation is a key factor in enjoying the use of accommodations. Early registration in your academic law career with the DRC is highly recommended. Having received a prior accommodation in an educational or employment setting does not ensure that you will receive the same accommodation at the College of Law.

Documentation

Students who are requesting support services are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility under the American Disability Act of 1990. The documentation must include medical or psychological information from a certified professional. Please allow up to two weeks after submitting documentation for complete review by the Disability Resource Center. Complete guidelines for the type of documentation required are available on the DRC website or upon request.

DRC Intake Form (click here).

The aforementioned guidelines are provided so that we can respond appropriately to the individual needs of the student. The Disability Resource Center reserves the right to determine eligibility for services based on the quality of the submitted documentation.

**All documentation is confidential**