Archive for the ‘News’ Category

June 13, 2016 | Articles, News

Harvard law school graduate claims she failed N.Y. bar exam because she got no accommodations for her disability

A Harvard Law School graduate is suing the New York Board of Law Examiners, blaming her failures to pass the bar exam on the board’s refusal to grant accommodations for her disability. Tamara Wyche eventually passed the bar in 2015, but claims that her legal career had already been damaged by the two prior failures. […]

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March 31, 2014 | News

Comments on 2014 Proposed Justice Department ADAAA Regulations

On March 31, 2014, the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) and Everyone Reading submitted joint comments in response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations in order to implement the 2008 ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA).

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September 5, 2013 | News

St. Louis Woman Fights for More Time on Law School Test

A lawsuit pitting a St. Louis woman against the national organization that handles law school admission tests boils down to 54 minutes. That’s the amount of extra time the recent graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis says she needs in order to be judged fairly by the test, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday […]

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June 14, 2012 | News

DSM-5 Comments by Colker, Shaywitz & Simon

There are important legal and scientific/medical concerns and suggested criteria, including that Dyslexia should be represented as a specific disorder. A joint response by legal experts: Ruth Colker, the Distinguished University Professor, Heck-Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law, Moritz College of Law, the Ohio State University; Jo Anne Simon, nationally recognized expert on disability law; […]

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November 30, 2011 | News

Woman with Brain Disorder Sues for More Time on the LSAT

A would-be law student in New York state has filed suit seeking additional time to take the Law School Admission Test. Lisa Rousso, 41, of Fort Salonga, N.Y., says she needs more time because of a brain disorder that causes her to read and write more slowly, Newsday reports. Her suit against the Law School […]

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November 30, 2011 | News

Woman Sues Over Law School Entrance Exam

A Fort Salonga woman who says she has a brain disorder that causes her to read and write slowly has filed a federal lawsuit against administrators of the law school entrance exam, saying she has been denied additional time she needs to take the test. Lisa Rousso, 41, filed suit Monday in federal court in […]

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December 21, 2007 | News

Jo Anne Simon receives Lifetime Justice Award at the LD Access’ Gala Awards Ceremony & Dinner

This past November, Jo Anne Simon received the Lifetime Justice Award at the LD ACCESS’s Gala Awards Ceremony & Dinner and selected by the New York International Justice Society.   online cigarettes zp8497586rq

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