Haley Moss



Think about the steps it takes to get from law school admission through passing the Bar exam. Not only do you have to graduate with your college degree, but you have to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT); enroll in law school; potentially take out student loans; do plenty of reading; pass all of your classes; survive a few internships; participate in clinics, practicums and activities; obtain the juris doctor degree; study for weeks and months on end to take the bar exam; and hope for good news to begin your journey as an attorney. While it sounds like a lot of steps and hurdles to go through for any law student, imagine the additional hurdles and difficulties for law students with disabilities. Until a 2014 consent decree, the Law School Admission Council would flag LSAT scores obtained with disability accommodations, signaling to admissions officers the applicant likely had a disability. Standardized tests have a history of discrimination against test-takers with disabilities.