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Woman with Brain Disorder Sues for More Time on the LSAT

Posted Nov 30, 2011 11:37 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A would-be law student in New York state has filed suit seeking additional time to take the Law School Admission Test.

Lisa Rousso, 41, of Fort Salonga, N.Y., says she needs more time because of a brain disorder that causes her to read and write more slowly, Newsday reports. Her suit against the Law School Admission Council, filed in federal court in Brooklyn, seeks accommodations for her disability, caused by removal of a brain lesion in 2005.

Rousso is asking for an additional three hours to take the test. She says the LSAC denied her request based on the incorrect conclusion that her condition would improve. An LSAC spokeswoman told the newspaper the council does not comment on litigation.

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