The good news is that the LSAT is dumping the logic games section. The decision was reached as a result of eight years of litigation and a new settlement between Angelo Binno, a legally blind law school applicant, and the ABA and then the LSAC. Mr. Binno claimed the logic games discriminated against him because he is unable to draw and diagram what is often necessary to complete that LSAT section. Ultimately, the LSAC offered Mr. Binno several accommodations but refused to waive the analytical reasoning (aka logic games) section.
The bad news is that this won’t happen for four years. (We’re not sure why the LSAC needs four years to change the exam. It sounds a lot like a stall tactic to us and, hopefully by then, all of the law schools have non LSAT options such as the GRE in place anyway.)
The press release states, “Rather than continuing to litigate, the parties have chosen to work cooperatively to expand access to legal education and ensure that disability remains a critical component of diversity in U.S. law schools. Under the settlement, LSAC has agreed, among other things, to work with Mr. Binno and Ms. Taylor to identify additional accommodations that they can use if they take the LSAT in the future, while maintaining the validity and integrity of the LSAT examination.”
Kellye Testy, the president and CEO of LSAC also added, “Diversity and equal opportunity are vital in legal education and the legal profession. To help promote those goals, LSAC is committed to ensuring that disabled individuals can take our exam in an accessible place and manner, that the LSAT is fair for all test takers, and that we support everyone interested in pursuing law school. We greatly appreciate the willingness of Mr. Binno and Ms. Taylor, and their attorneys, to work collaboratively with LSAC to resolve their concerns.”