runplaystudy wrote:LSAC is flirting with danger by flagging test scores and eventually they'll probably not be allowed to anymore. I know the major difficult on the LSAT is timing, but disability accommodations are confidential and sharing them against someone's wishes is pretty awful. Sure, you could simply not take the LSAT or not use your accommodations... but if you want to go to law school you should have the right to not be outed as disabled.
What's worse is that they don't differentiate between someone who had a separate room because they're diabetic and someone who got extended time. At this point, anyone with a non-time accommodation may be looked down upon because adcoms assume they had extended time and should've done better. Just my two cents....
I could get on board with not flagging people for needing a separate room (although why would you need that for being diabetic?), needing the text of the test printed bigger bc of vision problems, needing it put into braile, etc. But the time thing really bothers me....one thing that bothers me about it is that they don't seem to try to customize the amount of extra time given to each person. It seems like the majority of people just get time and a half. For some, that might be the right amount, but I doubt it is right for everyone. Somewhere in this thread OP claimed to need only a few extra minutes to finish a legal task than a regular person (and he claimed it would be of superior quality which would make up for the extra time he took). If he only needs a few extra minutes, why does he get time and a half?
I think flagging the scores where people get extra time is a fair compromise to this problem of, OTOH, accommodating people who have true disabilities and, OTOH, recognizing that time pressure is a huge part of the LSAT and a score achieve in time-and-a-half is not necessarily equivalent to a score achieved in the typical amount of time given. JMHO.
Also, OP has his panties in a wad that his phantom score might not count toward calculating schools' medians, so he will be disadvantaged in the application process. Well, there is a solution to that: be above their median or 75th percentile GPA and count toward that instead....someone of OP"s unusual intellect should be capable of earning a 3.9. His GPA will count toward their medians. Normally I wouldn't say something like that but OP has really acted like an ass in this thread. If he's going to put himself out there and say he is superior to 97% of his future law school class, he opens himself up to challenges like how did your superior intellect receive a 3.5 in undergrad?