May 31, 2019


Baylor University School of Law (Waco)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Dae Vaske, Director
Office of Access and Learning Accomodation
One Bear Place #97204
Waco, TX 76798-7204
(254) 710-3605
Fax (254) 710-3608
Testing Center : (254) 710-1610

St. Mary's University School of Law (San Antonio)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Center for Life Directions
Janet Fischer, Director

Disability Support Services (DSS)
St. Mary's University
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, Texas 78228


South Texas College of Law (Houston)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Office of Student Academic Affairs
Gena Lewis Singleton, J.D. - Assistant Dean
(713) 646-1778

Other Information

South Texas College of Law is committed to providing variety and quality resources to assist students with mental and physical disabilities. The Office of Student Academic Affairs oversees these resources. The Office takes an holistic approach in providing services to students including education, treatment, accommodation, and intervention. We provide academic, auxiliary, and facility accommodations to students with mental and physical disabilities. We conduct mental health/wellness workshops including screenings and educational presentations. The Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs provides individual counseling on academic, career, and personal issues to students with disabilities on a regular basis. If appropriate, she will refer students to one of our professional counselors or to other medical providers in the community. As an independent law school, South Texas College of Law committed to providing professional counseling services that would typically be provided by a larger university. In 2003, we began offering the services of professional counselors (contract) at no cost to the student.

The Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs is the coauthor of an ABA publication titled, Substance Abuse in Law Schools: A Tool Kit for Law School Administrators. She serves on the Commission for Lawyer Assistance Programs and the Texas State Bar Committee for Lawyer Assistance Programs. She provided input to the ABA Law Student Division publication, Mental Health Initiative: Tool Kit for Student Bar Associations and Administrators. She and her staff are committed to assisting students with mental or physical disabilities.


Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (Dallas)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Rebecca Marin
Coordinator of Services for Students wih Disabilities
220 Memorial Health Center
(214) 768-4557

Martin Camp
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
(214) 768-4178

Other Information

The School of Law has several professors who are very involved in disability and mental health law, both by teaching in those areas at the law school and in outside activities. Professor Tom Mayo (  teaches, among other things, courses in law, medicine and bioethics. He is also an adjunct professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School of Dallas and has authored many books and articles on the subject. Professor Dan Shuman (  is the M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professor of Health Law at the law school, teaching courses in mental health law and authoring many books/articles regarding law and mental health issues. Professor Nathan Cortez ( also teaches in the area of health law and focuses his scholarship on international and comparative health law. In addition, Lynn Bozalis (  will teach a course in Disability Law.


Texas Tech University School of Law (Lubbock)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Calvin L. Lewis
Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Diversity
Texas Tech University School of Law
1802 Hartford Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79409-0004
(806) 742-3990 x274

Student Disability Services 
Box 45007
Lubbock, TX 79409-5007
(806) 742-2405
Fax (806) 742-4837
Physical Address: 335 West Hall 

Other Information

We offer several courses that include a focus on disability issues or mental health law including: Correctional Health Law; Elder Law; Health Care Law; Law & Psychiatry; Employment Discrimination, and Public Health Law. With regard to research, Professors Brian Shannon and Daniel Benson have written Texas Criminal Procedure and the Offender With Mental Illness: An Analysis and Guide (4th ed. 2008), published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Texas through a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation, and Mental Illness, Your Client, and the Criminal Law (3rd ed. 2005), published as a collaboration of Texas Appleseed, Texas Tech University School of Law, and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Professor Vaughn James has published The Alzheimer's Advisor: A Caregiver's Guide to Dealing with the Tough Legal and Practical Issues (2008). Also, Professor Shannon serves as an appointee on the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.


Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law (Houston)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Virgie Lemond Mouton
Assistant Dean for Student Development and Academic Support
Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
3100 Cleburne St
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 313-7909  

Other Information

The law school provides accommodations for students, faculty, and staff members who request them and submit the proper documentation to support their requests. These include, but are not limited to, extra time for testing, separate testing areas, assistance in gridding scantrons, readers, notetakers, sign interpreters, reading machines for enlargement of texts, voice recording machines, classroom modifications for professors, office space and equipment as needed, reserved parking spaces and various assistance as the need arises. The Office of Student Affairs coordinates these activities. Mrs. Rita Johnson is the initial contact person, 713-313-4468,, fax 713-313-1049


Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (Fort Worth)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Patti Gearhart Turner
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Clinical Program

Law Clinic: Students represent adult and child clients who are low-income in SSA disability claims, as well as in other areas of law.


University of Houston Law Center

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Sharon Nellums-Goosby
Office of Student Services
(713) 743-2182

Justin Dart Jr. Center for Students with Disabilities
CSD Building #568, Room #110
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3022
(713) 743-5400
TDD (713) 749-1527
Fax (713) 743-5396


University of Texas School of Law (Austin)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Student Affairs Office
(512) 232-1140

UT Counseling & Mental Health Center
(512) 471-3515

Services for Students with Disabilities
100 West Dean Keeton Street
Student Services Building 4.104
Austin, TX 78712-0175
(512) 471-6259
Fax (512) 475-7730
Video phone (866) 329-3986

Physical address: 1 University Station, A4100

Student Organizations

Texas Law Disability Alliance
The mission of the Texas Law Disability Alliance is to help law students with disabilities find services, support, and peers during their education and beyond. All are welcome, including allies and students interested in disability law. TLDA’s regular programming includes peer support, community education, and campus advocacy.