Blind man sues ABA over law school admission test

DETROIT (AP) -- A blind Michigan man is suing the American Bar Association, claiming he can't get into law school because the admission test requires him to draw something he can't see.

Angelo Binno of West Bloomfield said Tuesday he's been rejected by Detroit-area schools because of low scores on the Law School Admission Test, known as LSAT. He says the test requires diagramming.

Binno's attorney, Richard Bernstein, wants a judge to strike down an ABA rule that tells schools to use the LSAT or come up with another test. Bernstein, who is blind, says it's not practical for schools.

The ABA declined comment. Bernstein acknowledged that schools still can accept blind students with low LSAT scores. He says he got a test waiver when he went to law school in the 1990s.

Published: Thu, May 26, 2011