I password-fucked my account for the exact purpose of not getting in endless arguments like these, but goddamn, anti-accommodations people, you're killing me. I argued against the current accommodations regime for like 8 pages, but you guys are making terrible arguments.
1. We have anti-discrimination laws which mandate that people with disabilities are entitled to be given a reasonable accommodation for that disability. LSAC's policy was that its accommodated testing (whether extra time or standard time) represented that reasonable accommodation. However, LSAC chose to deny a significantly large number of clearly entitled people access to that accommodation, flagrantly violating the law.
2. It's true that the accommodations that LSAC has decided on wrt those who get extra time are not fair in terms of being an equal predictor of how good a law student someone will be, which is ostensibly what adcomms use them for. On average, those with extra time accommodations do worse in school than a similarly scoring individual with no accommodations. It's also substantially less indicative of anything at all, only explaining 2% of grades instead of the normal 11%.
3. However, the fact that the present method of accommodating those determined to need extra time is not perfect is not an argument against those people getting accommodations (see point 1); it's an argument that we need to fix those accommodations to more accurately reflect ability.
4. Also, the fact that the current setup is unfair wrt implied law school ability doesn't mean that making those individuals take unaccommodated tests would increase fairness. Indeed, it's quite likely that without those accommodations, those groups would be scoring below their true abilities. While we don't have actual numbers for how far below that would be, there's a decent moral case to be made that it's more unjust to unfairly penalize a small segment of society than it is to unfairly help them out, especially when that segment will tend to have a harder time in life than the majority.
5. Lastly, the fact that making it easier to get accommodations for ADHD and LD will increase the number of "bought" accommodations is irrelevant. The fact that some financial firms engage in insider trading or other similarly shady acts is not an argument against capitalism; it's an argument for increased scrutiny and/or regulation. Yes, some people will abuse the system, but that doesn't mean that the system is fundamentally bullshit.