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National Disabled Law Students Association Releases Online Bar Survey
Seeks Clarification Regarding Potential Exclusion of Disabled Examinees
[New York, N.Y., November 2020] The National Disabled Law Students Association (“NDLSA”) has released a survey regarding the post-exam experience of online bar examinees. Specifically, NDLSA hopes to understand which bar examinees received surveys circulated by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (“NCBE”). These surveys were circulated by the NCBE after the exam, and asked respondents to provide feedback on their testing experience in the days leading up to on the day of the exam.
NDLSA is seeking to clarify whether examinees with accommodations were intentionally excluded from the NCBE’s surveys and believes that the information gathered by the new survey will assist in this determination. NDLSA first became aware of this exclusion when the NCBE mistakenly sent duplicate requests for responses to non-accommodated bar examinees who raised alarm among their non-accommodated and accommodated colleagues, alike. After receiving numerous reports from accommodated examinees, all stating that they did not receive a survey, NDLSA contacted the NCBE for clarification. The NCBE did not provide a substantive response.
NDLSA will have more on this subject once responses are received. Bar examinees who wish to take the survey can do so by clicking here.
NDLSA is a disability rights advocacy organization created to organize, educate, and empower disabled students and practitioners of the law and their allies, and to promote inclusivity across the legal field.
If you would like more information about this survey, please direct queries to Mercedees Rees at firstname.lastname@example.org.