University of Pittsburgh

Mary Crossley Available to Comment on Accommodations Policy for LSAT Takers with Disabilities

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January 24, 2013

Pitt Law Professor and former Dean Mary Crossley is available to comment on a recent case involving the Law School Admission Council, which sued the State of California over a law banning the flagging of Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores earned by students with disabilities who required extra-time accommodations. Out of the approximately 150,000 tests it administers each year, the council receives an average of 2,000 requests for accommodations. “The application of disability discrimination law in competitive environments raises thorny questions; and when it comes to accommodations on the LSAT, it also raises important policy questions regarding the access of people with disabilities to the legal profession,” said Crossley.

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