by Michelle Kim Hall
Originally published: April 3, 2017
If you have a learning disability or attention disorder, adjusting to the academic demands of law school may be intimidating. Whether you are applying to law school now or are preparing for your 1L year, it is important to know your rights.
The two big laws to be aware of are Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the Americans with Disabilities Act protects students who attend schools that receive federal financial assistance from being discriminated on the basis of "specific learning disabilities." Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 allows for reasonable accommodations to be granted to people with disabilities.