Disability Rights Bar Association

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Members of the DRBA periodically collaborate on projects involving litigation, public education, policy advocacy, and other legal strategies that have national implications. These collaborations often involve non-legal disability advocacy organizations as well.

Law School Admissions Access Project (LSAAP)

Prospective law students with disabilities often face unnecessary, yet insurmountable, restrictions on reasonable accommodations in the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). As a result, students with vision, hearing, learning, and physical disabilities often must take the test without accommodations, even though they received accommodations in college and would be entitled to them in law school. The DRBA has created a project focusing on informing prospective law students and their attorneys of their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, successful strategies for requesting and securing accommodations, and research supporting the need and efficacy of accommodations. To contact the LSAAP, please e-mail DRBA-law@law.syr.edu and include LSAAP in the subject line.

For Law Students with Disabilities and Advocates