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 “double time” on all sections, use of a “non-Scantron answer sheet” and extra breaks and rest periods.

His recently filed Manhattan federal court suit charged the Law School Admission Council, which administers the test, denied Alexander’s request in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other anti-discrimination laws.

It claimed that without judicial intervention, “he will be irreparably harmed because . . . he will be delayed or prevented from proceeding with his application to law school.

“Further, plaintiff’s professional opportunities will be severely curtailed,” the court papers say.

The lawsuit was filed by Brooklyn lawyer Jo Anne Simon, whose Web site says she specializes in disability cases, including “high-stakes standardized testing.”

Read the full article here.

Source: The New York Post, November 20, 2012

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