$7.7 Million Civil Rights Settlement
Tuesday, October 14
Noon to 2 pm
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Moot Court Room 518, 5th Floor
4340 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
In May 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice, the State of California, and Legal Aid reached a settlement with the Law School Admissions Council for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (DFEH v. LSAC, see http://bit.ly/1s7L2Wr). A named plaintiff as well as counsel in the landmark case will discuss how the consent decree will affect law schools, compensation for affected law students, and UDC’s support of the litigation at a panel on Tuesday, October 14 at the UDC School of Law. The consent decree ends discrimination by LSAT administrators against a broad spectrum of students with disabilities that unfairly denied necessary testing accommodations.
This victory for students with disabilities is a victory for fairness under the law and is in keeping with University of the District of Columbia's mission to promote legal education in the public interest. By changing the practice of admission for students with disabilities, this consent decree has the power to reshape legal education.
Megan Schuller, Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice who litigated DFEH v. LSAC
Nabina Sinha, Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice who litigated DFEH v. LSAC
Matthew Kaplan, Complainant and 2L student at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Robert Burgdorf, Professor Emeritus of Law at UDC Law in Disability Law
RSVP: UDCConstitutionSociety@gmail.com or http://www.law.udc.edu/event/ACS_LSAT