Legal Aid Defends Law Protecting Applicants With Disabilities

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Legal Aid Defends Law Protecting Applicants With Disabilities
January 25, 2013
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In 2012, with the support of the American Bar Association, the California Legislature enacted AB 2122, a law requiring that the administrator of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) provide testing accommodations to test-takers with disabilities who need them, and to cease its practice of “flagging” LSAT scores achieved with accommodations.

This month, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) filed a lawsuit in Sacramento Superior Court seeking to have the law declared invalid under the California Constitution.  The lawsuit asserts that the new provisions unfairly single out the LSAC, and that the bar on “flagging” violates the corporation’s free speech rights.  

On January 24, 2013, the LAS-ELC filed an amicus letter on behalf of a coalition of disability organizations, including the National Association of Law Students with Disabilities, defending the law.  Read the letter here.