Archive for the ‘Testing’ Category

May 20, 2014 | Court Decision, Self-Post, Testing

Resounding Victory for All Law School Applicants with Disabilities: Settlement in Disability Discrimination Case Against LSAC

May 20, 2014 Today’s settlement in The Department of Fair Employment and Housing v. Law School Admission Council, Inc. case is a resounding victory for all individuals with disabilities who seek a level playing field on which to qualify for entrance into the legal profession. I thank the U.S. Department of Justice, the California Department […]

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November 20, 2012 | Articles, Testing

Legal Test of Time

Alexander Morelli — whose dad is high-flying litigator Benedict Morelli — says in court papers that he suffers from “learning and attention disabilities” that were diagnosed when he was in seventh grade. But Alexander, 23, wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and claims he’s entitled to special “accommodations” during the Dec. 1 LSAT, specifically […]

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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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February 6, 2012 | Accommodations, Testing

ABA Commission on Disability Rights

Resolution 111 Summary Under the Commission on Disability Right’s (CDR) resolution the ABA urges entities that administer law school admissions tests to provide accommodations that best ensure that the skills of the test-takers are measured, and not their disabilities. It would further urge that the process for determining whether to grant an accommodation be made […]

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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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