The admission exam process used by most U.S. law schools poses obstacles to the full participation of individuals with disabilities who hope to join the legal profession. If agreed to by the court, the consent decree with the Law School Admission Council, announced today by the Justice Department, will help ensure that our legal system is open to all by requiring several valuable reforms of the accommodations policies involving the Law School Admission Test.
Many of the finest members of the legal profession, past and present, have had disabilities. We look forward to a future that builds on this legacy and reflects the talents of all individuals in our diverse society.
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