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LSAC joins the entire legal community and nation in mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and we offer our condolences to her family and friends.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Updates and Resources to Help Candidates Navigate Law School Admission
In line with our ongoing commitment to DEI, we launched the LSAC Justice Hour series. This webinar series explores some of today’s most important issues with a goal of working together for true equity and positive change.
How can law schools ensure that candidates and students with disabilities are getting a fair chance and reasonable accommodations at all times, including this especially unsettling time amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
Haley Moss knows that for our legal system to function the way it should, it needs to look like the people it represents — including people with disabilities.
Yesterday, July 26, marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, arguably one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in the past three decades.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted higher education in an unprecedented way, and one aspect of that disruption is that LGBTQIA+ law students, who already face unique challenges on their path to a career in law, are now finding it harder to connect with other members of their community. How can we reimagine the idea of “community” during this time of upheaval and health concerns?
On a recent installment of the Law School Admission Council’s Justice Hour, a series of webinars focusing on advancing equity and inclusion in the legal profession, we were honored to host Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Dean Chemerinsky — a national expert on issues of constitutional law, federal practice, appellate litigation, civil rights and civil liberties, and criminal procedure — joined us to discuss two recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court that affect legal education and important aspects of Americans’ lives.
We have just completed the June administration of the LSAT-Flex, the online, remotely proctored delivery of LSAT that we designed to give law school candidates the opportunity to complete their application to law school despite the COVID-19 restrictions on travel and large gatherings.
LSAC and the Minority Network recently hosted a webinar, which I moderated, aimed at offering updates, strategies, and coping techniques for addressing diversity issues during the COVID-19 crisis.
The killing of George Floyd affected me strongly in two distinct ways: it conjured up traumatic memories of the many experiences I had as a black man growing up in the United States and it inspired me to reflect on my commitment to legal justice, my interest in legal education, and my work with the Law School Admission Council.