A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has ruled that the state’s board of law examiners, which administrates the New York bar exam, is subject to a federal law banning discrimination on the basis of disability from any program or activity receiving federal funding.

The order Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie of the Eastern District of New York denied a motion to dismiss from the board and clarified the board’s obligations toward people seeking accommodations for disabilities as they take the bar exam.

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