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LSAC Discriminates Against Blind Law School Applicants

Mar 18, 2009

The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people, its California affiliate and a blind law school applicant, Deepa Goraya, are filing a lawsuit today against the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). The complaint asserts that the LSAC, the body that administers the Law School Admissions Test (which most aspiring law students must take) and provides other services to law schools and law school applicants, violates the California Disabled Persons Act and the Unruh Act because its Web site ( and LSAT preparation materials are inaccessible to blind law school applicants. The plaintiffs have attempted to meet with the LSAC to resolve the matter, but the LSAC cancelled a planned meeting.

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