I was diagnosed with ADD a few years ago and I need to get re-tested (have a doctor conduct a battery of neuropsychological tests on me) in order to receive accomodated testing for the LSAT in October.
For those of you who don't know, LSAC adds a statement to your LSAT score when you receive Accomodated Testing - something like "interpret this test result with great flexibility and sensitivity" (see www.lsac.org
for the exact statement and other related information).
Because of this, it leads me to think that it may not be worth it to utilize the accomodated testing (that is, if I actually get it). On the other hand, all law schools are supposedly not legally allowed to "discriminate on the basis of disability" and they state this on their websites.
Some people have told me that if the LSAC allows me to, that I should utilize the Accomodated Testing - but ONLY IF my score increases subtantially when testing myself with time and a half. This seems to make sense - so basically, if my score goes up by like 10 points or more (this sounds substantial to me) than I should use the Accomodated Testing.
I have also heard from another source that law schools do not consider the the score to be lower at all (I'm assuming this is an effort by the law schools to be nondiscriminatory).
I would like to know what you guys think. I realize that this is a controversial topic and that many don't believe there should be Accomodated Testing at all. I'm not arguing that there should be - I'm just asking for some advice on my personal situation. I posted this on the Pre-Law Board but I wanted to get as much input as possible. Thanks.