The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has failed the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) big test. And the price for failure: a $7.73 million penalty for discriminatory testing policies.
On May 20, LSAC, which administers the widespread Law School Admission Test (LSAT), paid the penalty to settle a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to the DOJ’s suit, LSAC routinely denied accommodations to disabled test takers, even in cases where the applicant had a permanent disability or documentation supporting the request. The lawsuit also said that LSAC flagged scores of students who received extra time because of a disability.