ABA joins disability advocates in pressuring Law School Admission Council

, The National Law Journal


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.

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  • This is a good symbolic step in a battle that has been raging for at least 15 years without a hint of budging by the LSAC. It is not just ADHD. The LSAC has been rigidly opposed to accommodations for students with pure physical disabilities about which there is no question of diagnosis. Also, it is well known in disability circles that all the mischief is primarily caused by one person, who must have at least the tacit approval of the Council. I personally know law deans and professors who are well aware of this mean-spirited and spiteful approach but for some reason do not feel empowered to do much about it. This comment, by itself, cannot change anything, but it could shine a spotlight on the issue for those of us who have fought in the weeds for so long to get equality for all qualified law school candidates.

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