Law School Admissions
LSAC Settles ADA Case, Gives Test-Taker with ADD More Time on LSAT
Posted Oct 4, 2011 3:11 PM CST
By Martha Neil
The nonprofit that administers the Law School Admission Test has settled a disability claim by an unidentified test-taker, giving the 22-year-old University of Minnesota graduate more time to complete the exam.
The man, who has attention deficit disorder and a learning disability, took the LSAT last week and is waiting to see how he did, the Star Tribune reports. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the settlement of the Americans with Disabilities Act case today.
"National testing entities must ensure that the standardized tests they administer allow persons with disabilities to demonstrate their aptitude and abilities on tests rather than being placed at a disadvantage because of their disabilities," said U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones of Minnesota.
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