fenway wrote:note: getting extra time on the LSAT is not nearly as easy as it is being portrayed. you cannot just send in a doc's note saying you have ADD and that you take adderall. you have to go through an extensive and specific battery of testing and you must be scored as impaired on the majority of the measures. then they check through your background (i.e SAT) where prior performance can preclude you from getting extra time. the LSAT realizes all the concerns that people have, and they are reflected in the approval process. the people who bullshit their way to extra time are few and far between. knowing one asshole who somehow got lucky makes for a pretty weak generalization arguing widespread abuse/fraud. for the vast majority, the people who receive extra time (*on the LSAT) deserve to have it based on what is stated in the ADA. extra time in undergrad can certainly receive more scrutiny though
+1. Exactly. And more importantly, the law schools get a notation about an accommodated test and students that do get accommodation (very few) do not get a percentile score, among other things.
I have articulated more or less the same thing in the second page of this inane thread. If it was that easy to "game the system" so to speak, then we'd have hordes of students getting extra time. Clearly that is not even the case. Like mikeytwoshoes has stated repeatedly, it is a nightmare to get accommodation even for the most legitimate cases. It took me over a year and a half to convince LSAC that I was genuinely mentally disabled, even though (in addition to spending thousands of $$ on tests, medical opinions, etc) all my life I was in special schools for handicapped children with mental disabilities and I also took the SAT under accommodated conditions. Still LSAC wasn't convinced.
Kudos to mikeytwoshoes for speaking on behalf of the rest of us silent majority (or minority). No one will ever understand what it is like to have a mental disability or what it feels like to stutter or whatever, unless you or your loved one are in the same predicament.
Can we get a mod to lock this thread? It seems like a valid issue has disintegrated into a bigoted hate-fest.