The Law School Admissions Council has been hit with a civil suit by the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly denying requests from disabled students for extra time on the LSATs — often without any explanation.

The suit, brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, says several students with cerebral palsy or rheumatoid arthritis who presented medical documentation along with their requests for extra time were rejected by LSAC even though their requests were never reviewed by anyone with appropriate medical expertise.

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