Disability Groups Defend California's LSAT Anti-Flagging Law

, The National Law Journal


Disability rights groups have lined up to defend a California law that prohibits the Law School Admission Council from “flagging” LSAT scores—that is, alerting law schools when test takers received extra time as an accommodation for a disability.

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What's being said

  • Mother of blind LSAT taker

    It is not about suppressing the truth but fairness. My blind son who was forced to take the LSAT in a smaller city 100 miles away, have a reader and a scribe ( neither trained) because LSAT would not allow him to use his reading software should not be further penalized. In fact , I argue that his score should be enhanced , not penalized. How well would you have done on the LSAT if you took it as a blind person having one person to read for you and another to write for you. Ther LSAT should be trashed. You have state bars to protect the public.

  • ColorBlindJustice

    So, suppressing the truth will set us free? Does this mean future legal clients also should be kept in the dark about their lawyers' difficulties with reading comprehension and attention deficits, for example? Should law school loan lenders remain ignorant, too, about the greater likelihood that disabled law students will default because no one in their right mind will hire them? When does this politically correct merry-go-round stop? Because I'm guessing most reasonable people with real bills and taxes to pay want to get off.

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