Archive for the ‘Press’ Category

February 7, 2012 | Press, Testing

The National Law Journal: ABA joins disability advocates in pressuring Law School Admission Council

The American Bar Association has sent a message to the Law School Admission Council that it’s not happy with that group’s handling of requests for special accommodations by takers of the Law School Admission Test. The ABA’s House of Delegates voted unanimously on Feb. 6 to adopt a resolution urging the council to “ensure that […]

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December 6, 2011 | Press, Testing

The National Law Journal: ABA Seeks Better Treatment of the Disabled by LSAT Administrator

The Law School Admission Council is no stranger to litigation over its testing policies. The organization has been sued numerous times by would-be takers of the Law School Admission Test who were denied accommodations for what they claimed were disabilities. Now the American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights has asked the council to change […]

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December 2, 2011 | Press, Testing

CBS News – LSAT Extension Denied For Long Island Woman With Cognitive Disorder

FORT SALONGA, L.I. — It’s down to the wire. With just three days left until the law school entrance exam a Long Island woman with special needs has been denied extra time to take Saturday’s test. In response she is filing a federal lawsuit. Lisa Rousso wiped away tears as she spoke to CBS 2′s Jennifer McLogan on […]

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December 1, 2011 | Press, Testing

Reuters – Woman With Cognitive Disability Sues for More Time to Take LSAT

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) – A woman who was granted extra time to take the law-school entrance exam in 1992 after she sustained a gunshot wound is suing exam administrators for refusing to give her another extension — this time to accommodate a cognitive disability — when she re-takes the exam this week. Lisa […]

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August 17, 2001 | Court Decision, Press

Learning-Disabled Woman Wins on Bar Exam Timing

New York Law Journal FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2001 BY MARK HAMBLETT A LEARNING-DISABLED woman will be given twice the normal two days to take the New York State bar exam, a federal judge ruled yesterday. Marilyn Bartlett, whose eight-year fight with the New York State Board of Law Examiners has included an appeal to the […]

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