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Oral Arguments To Begin In Blind Student Suit Against ABA

Oral arguments will be presented this week in Detroit in a lawsuit filed against the American Bar Association. Supporters say could have widespread consequences for job seekers with disabilities. A blind man who hopes to attend law school in Michigan is suing the ABA for requiring that institutions use the Law School Admissions Test – or L-SAT – in order to be accredited. But attorney Richard Bernstein – who is blind and arguing the case on behalf of the student – says the L-SAT requires applicants to draw diagrams which blind people cannot see. Bernstein talked about the case with WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter.