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National Association of Law Students With Disabilities (NALSWD)
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A coalition of law students dedicated to mentorship, equal access, inclusion & nondiscrimination in law school.
A coalition of law students dedicated to mentorship, equal access, inclusion & nondiscrimination in law school.

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#1Ls / #2Ls / #3Ls with #disabilities —The deadline to vote in the 2015-2016 +National Association of Law Students With Disabilities (NALSWD) Executive Board elections has been extended to Jan. 3! Make sure to check your inbox for a NALSWD Newsletter with more details about the voting process.

...Not subscribed to NALSWD's Newsletter? No worries -- You can sign up at nalswd.org/membership! #lawstudents #disability #pwd #lawschool

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Support #disability inclusion in the #legalprofession — Come join the +National Association of Law Students With Disabilities at the 2015 NALSWD Annual Conference on Nov. 21 in Baltimore! Admission is FREE: nalswd.org/conference-2015. #NALSWDConf2015

#lawyers #lawstudents #lawschool #prelaw #pwd #ADA25 #NDEAM
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#LawStudents with #Disabilities ! The +National Association of Law Students With Disabilities' 8th Annual Conference will take place on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in Baltimore, MD.

Come join us as we gather to discuss topics such as #LSAT and #barexam accommodations, employment and #disability disclosure, disability barriers to the legal profession, mentorship & networking, and the current state of disability law.

You can register for FREE at nalswdconference2015.eventbrite.com, or visit nalswd.org/conference-2015 for more details!

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LSAT Disability Accommodation Plans Under Way – at.law.com/9Jw8BS (via +National Law Journal) #lawschool

"The +Law School Admission Council has until late October—when registration closes for the December #LSAT —to revise its #disability  accommodation policies...the updated procedures will be in place for the Dec. 5 administration of the exam, though that timeline may be delayed should the council file an appeal."

"The revisions stem from an Aug. 7 decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero who upheld a series of changes that will make it easier for #disabled test takers to obtain accommodations on the LSAT. Those changes include reducing the medical documentation most applicants are required to produce; allowing evidence of previous accommodations from earlier in an applicant’s academic career; and having an outside expert automatically review applications denied by council staff."

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NALSWD President +Angeli Rios featured in the +National Law Journal article 'Victory for #Disability Advocates: Ruling Eases Process for #Accommodations on #LSAT ‬' – at.law.com/VyTjvw #lawschool‬

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District court upholds majority of #LSAT #disability accommodations Best Practices established by consent decree in Department of Fair Employment and Housing (+DFEH) v. +Law School Admission Council (LSAC): bit.ly/1J2NwRB #lawschool #pwd
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That's right folks, the National Association of #LawStudents With #Disabilities (NALSWD) is on Instagram now! Follow us at instagram.com/nalswd and check out www.nalswd.org for more content from us! #lawschool #lawyers #pwd

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$6.73 Million Settlement Fund in U.S. v. LSAC Distributed to Thousands Who Requested Accommodations on the #LSAT ‬: 1.usa.gov/1zgIERY #disability#lawschool

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that checks were sent on Wednesday to 2,695 people who requested accommodations on the LSAT and applied to a $6.73 million compensation fund created by the Consent Decree in DFEH, et al. v. LSAC, Inc. (Civil Action 3:12-cv-01830-EMC). The Consent Decree resolves a nationwide lawsuit brought by the United States and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (+DFEH) alleging that the +Law School Admission Council(LSAC) engaged in widespread and systemic discrimination against individuals with disabilities who requested testing accommodations for the LSAT, in violation of the ADA. The payments sent on Wednesday will help vindicate the civil rights of thousands of people who were subjected to LSAC's past testing accommodation policies and practices.

For more information or for a copy of the Consent Decree, visit 1.usa.gov/1zgIERY or lsacconsentdecree.com. If you have any questions about the compensation fund, you may contact the Claims Administrator by email at info@lsacconsentdecree.com or by calling toll-free at 1(855) 382-6399 or TTY 1 (844) 553-1378. To find out more about the ADA, call the Justice Department's toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY), or access the www.ada.gov website.
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