NFB Requests Investigations of 9 Prominent Law Schools

Law Schools Discriminate Against Blind ApplicantsLaw Schools Discriminate Against Blind Applicants

The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, has filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, requesting investigations of nine prominent law schools for violating the civil rights of blind and other print-disabled law school applicants. The law schools require applicants who wish to apply online to use a centralized Internet-based application process provided by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) through its website that is inaccessible to blind law school applicants. While sighted law school applicants can use the LSAC system to submit multiple law school applications at once, blind students must seek sighted assistance to use the LSAC system.

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