Wednesday, October 23

LSAT to be made more accessible for visually impaired students after lawsuit

A legally blind student filed a lawsuit against the organization that runs the LSAT, the Law School Admissions Council, in May 2017 after the organization denied his request to skip the Analytical Reasoning section of the LSAT. LSAC is now researching different ways to test analytical reasoning. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

A legally blind student filed a lawsuit against the organization that runs the LSAT, the Law School Admissions Council, in May 2017 after the organization denied his request to skip the Analytical Reasoning section of the LSAT. LSAC is now researching different ways to test analytical reasoning. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

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The analytical reasoning portion of the Law School Admission Test will be redesigned following a recent settlement with a legally blind test taker. Angelo Binno, who is legally blind, filed a lawsuit against the Law School Admission Council in May 2017 after the organization denied his request to skip the Analytical Reasoning section of the LSAT, according to a press release from Nyman Turkish PC, the law firm representing Binno.


Denise Aberle (left) a radiology and bioengineering professor, and Carol Mangione (right) a professor of medicine and public health, were elected to the National Academy of Medicine on Oct. 21. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)
Denise Aberle (left) a radiology and bioengineering professor, and Carol Mangione (right) a professor of medicine and public health, were elected to the National Academy of Medicine on Oct. 21. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)

Biochemistry students now have the option to take life science chemistry courses instead of physical science chemistry prerequisite classes for the major. Biochemistry professor Albert Courey said both courses have the same level of rigor and cover the same materials. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)
Biochemistry students now have the option to take life science chemistry courses instead of physical science chemistry prerequisite classes for the major. Biochemistry professor Albert Courey said both courses have the same level of rigor and cover the same materials. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

(Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)
(Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

A former UC Berkeley cheerleader is suing her former coaches and the University of California, alleging she was asked to continue cheerleading after suffering multiple concussions. The lawsuit, filed Oct. 2, asked the UC to implement specific concussion protocols for cheerleaders. (Daily Bruin file photo)
A former UC Berkeley cheerleader is suing her former coaches and the University of California, alleging she was asked to continue cheerleading after suffering multiple concussions. The lawsuit, filed Oct. 2, asked the UC to implement specific concussion protocols for cheerleaders. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The League of American Bicyclists gave UCLA a gold rating for its bicycle-friendly policies and infrastructure. This rating is an improvement from the silver rating UCLA earned in 2015. UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine all have a platinum rating. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The League of American Bicyclists gave UCLA a gold rating for its bicycle-friendly policies and infrastructure. This rating is an improvement from the silver rating UCLA earned in 2015. UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine all have a platinum rating. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A research team led by Aydogan Ozcan, a UCLA professor who specializes in physical and wave electronics, developed a prototype of a device that measures and detects rare cells in blood. Not only is the new device more efficient, it costs tens of thousands of dollars less than those commonly available. (Daily Bruin file photo)
A research team led by Aydogan Ozcan, a UCLA professor who specializes in physical and wave electronics, developed a prototype of a device that measures and detects rare cells in blood. Not only is the new device more efficient, it costs tens of thousands of dollars less than those commonly available. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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