Law School Admission Council to pay $7.73 million over discriminatory LSAT policies

LSAC routinely denied accommodations to disabled test takers and flagged students who required extra time

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.

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