Game Changing Decision in NY

Today there was a game changing decision in NY regarding the rights of people with disabities sitting for the bar exam.

“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.”

It has been incredibly difficult for individuals with disabilities to receive accommodations for the NY bar for years. Hopefully, this decision will ensure that the NY Board of Law Examiners follow the law and grant accommodations when appropriate documentation is provided.