Tag Archive: lsat accommodated testing

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LSAC Sues California: What the Lawsuit Could Mean For You

The LSAC has been at the receiving end of quite a bit of process over the past few years. Lawsuits filed against them under the American’s with Disabilities Act for discriminatory practices (both in denying LSAT test takers accommodations, and in flagging LSAT scores received with accommodated LSAT testing) seem to be on the upswing. Even the Justice Department has intervened.

So it’s refreshing to see LSAC take the offensive and file a lawsuit itself.

Governor Gerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2122 into law on September 26, 2012, specifically targeting the LSAC/LSAT. They are no longer allowed to “flag” LSAT scores – essentially, an asterisk that allows law schools to tell who received accommodations when taking the LSAT.

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LSAC Changes LSAT Accommodations for Nursing Mothers

At its meeting on June 1, the LSAC Board of Trustees changed its policy to allow nursing mothers to request accommodations on the LSAT (more later on what to expect). Previously, new mothers who took the LSAT received no accommodations at all; LSAC had a blanket policy of refusing such requests.

For last year’s October LSAT, a new mother named Ashley asked LSAC for extra break time to pump milk for her baby. LSAC, predictably, denied her request. While Ashley went through with the LSAT anyway, her experience doesn’t sound fun. The ACLU got involved and contacted LSAC on her behalf, to no avail. The ACLU then started an internet advocacy campaign, encouraging people to take to Twitter, Facebook, and email to protest LSAC’s policy. Many bloggers, outraged, spread the word as well.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.25.12

A) Another disabled student is suing LSAC for accommodated LSAT testing. Guess they were due. ABA Journal.

B) Meet the guy taking over Hulett “Bucky” Askew’s soon-to-be-vacant law school watchdog position in the American Bar Association. (No word on if he sports a bow tie.) Above the Law.

C) The issue of student loans are going to be right in the thick of this year’s Presidential race. UPDATE: It already is. ABC News.

D) The blobfish is facing extinction and looks none too pleased about it. Telegraph.

E) Good thing the employees of this Walmart snapped a picture of their giant Chicago Bulls display before Metta World Peace elbowed it to the floor. Hoop Doctors.

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LSAC and the ADA: A Harvard Law Grad Looks at the Facts

One of the most controversial issues surrounding the LSAT is special accommodations given to disabled test takers. Head to any law school-related message board and ask a question about how to apply for accommodations during an LSAT, and you’re guaranteed to start a flame war.

For quite some time, it’s been nearly impossible to get accommodated LSAT testing. Even students with a long history of accommodations (through other schooling and standardized testing) have been denied it by the LSAC. It was almost necessary to take them to court to have any chance of getting accommodations, claiming the policy violates the ADA.

So does the LSAC’s policy violate the ADA?


The Lowdown on Accommodated Testing on the LSAT

Hello out there to all of you in LSAT Land. It’s early March, which is a strange, awkward time for the pre-law community (think: your middle-school years). We’re caught between two application cycles: one which culminated a few weeks ago with the February 1st deadline, and one that won’t officially start until a fresh batch of hopefuls take on the June 6th LSAT. Students are caught in pre-law purgatory, either waiting on law school decisions, or waiting for their LSAT class to start. The good news is that this gives us some extra time to make sure that we have every last nook and cranny of the LSAT covered, which we then so charitably pass on to you.