[Athen] Landmark Agreement with Law School Admission

Laurie Vasquez vasquez at sbcc.edu
Tue May 20 10:28:46 PDT 2014

Landmark Agreement with Law School Admission Council to Settle Justice
Department's Nationwide Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

The Justice Department filed a joint motion today for entry of a landmark
consent decree <http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTQwNTIwLjMyMzUzMTcxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE0MDUyMC4zMjM1MzE3MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MDI5MDAxJmVtYWlsaWQ9dmFzcXVlekBzYmNjLmVkdSZ1c2VyaWQ9dmFzcXVlekBzYmNjLmVkdSZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&100&&&http://www.ada.gov/defh_v_lsac/lsac_consentdecree.htm>to
resolve allegations that the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) engaged in
widespread and systemic discrimination in violation of the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the proposed consent decree, LSAC will pay
$7.73 million in penalties and damages to compensate well over 6,000
individuals nationwide who applied for testing accommodations on the Law
School Admission Test (LSAT) over the past five years. The decree also
requires comprehensive reforms to LSAC’s policies and ends its practice of
“flagging,” or annotating, LSAT score reports for test takers with
disabilities who receive extended time as an accommodation. These reforms
will impact tens of thousands of test takers with disabilities for years to
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