For some students, online law school sounds like a dream. What’s not to love about rolling in to class in your pajamas or the infamous Zoom mullet? Business on top, party (pajamas) on the bottom. But for many law students, the switch to online programs has been incredibly stressful. Suddenly having to deal with technology glitches on top of staying engaged with everything going on in class introduces a new layer of tension.
This can be compounded for students with disabilities who now have to figure out new accommodations. When schools switched over to online classes in the spring after the shelter in place orders began, many students found that the accommodations that had served them well for in-person classes were meaningless. Law schools were poorly equipped to manage this transition, and students are concerned about more of the same failures this fall. This is a reasonable concern, so it is important to start advocating for your needs now. [Read more…] about Do Disability Accommodations Apply with Online Classes?