Monday, February 23, 2009

Blind law school applicant sues LSAC over equal access.

As reported by the National Law Journal, a suit was filed last Thursday by the National Federation of the Blind on behalf of a law school applicant in a California state court.  The suit alleges that the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), which administers the LSAT, has violated "two California laws requiring equal access to disabled persons because [the LSAC's] web site" and admissions test prep materials are inaccessible to the blind.

For an excellent article that explores the obligations to accommodate disabled law students, especially in the legal writing classroom, see Reasonable Accommodations for Unreasonable Requests: The Americans with Disabilities Act in Legal Writing Courses by Professor Suzanne Rowe in Volume 12 of the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.

I am the scholarship dude.


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