Legal Career Paths - Resources for Students With Disabilities
Students and graduates with special needs may find job–related assistance from reference sources in the Career Services Office and from the website links set forth below. If your favorite site is not listed below, please call the Career Services Office so that we may consider updating our records and this web page.
The Office of Career Services provides assistance to all students and does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Students who believe that an employer working through Career Services has discriminated on the basis of disability should bring their concerns to the attention of the Director of Career Services.
IMPACT Job Fair
Law students and graduates from law schools across the country are invited to participate in the IMPACT Career Fair for Students and Attorneys with Disabilities. This event is hosted by the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law and the Georgetown University Law Center. For more information go to www.law.arizona.edu/career/impact/studentregistrationintro.cfm
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is available on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website at www.eeoc.gov. The EEOC website also contains links to recent EEOC guidance on disability related issues, including the legal obligation to make reasonable accommodations for attorneys with disabilities in all areas of practice (available at www.eeoc.gov/facts/accommodations-attorneys.html).
Office of Disability Employment Policy (U.S. Department of Labor)
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) website (www.dol.gov/odep) offers a variety of resources, including information designed to help adults with disabilities understand employment issues such as job seeking, employment options, and job accommodations.
Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is not a job placement service, but an international toll–free consulting service, sponsored by ODEP, designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by: (1) providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, (2) providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and (3) educating callers about self–employment options. For more information, visit askjan.org.
Interviewing Tips for Law Students with Disabilities
The Association of Law Schools & Legal Employers (NALP) publication "Interviewing Tips for Law Students with Disabilities and Employers Who Recruit Them" provides tips for both employers and students who are going through the interview process. Copies of the publication are available from the Career Services Office.