some of y'all are beginning to annoy me...
extra time on tests does not necessariily = higher scores. You know what you know, you can't exactly learn anything more in these extra few hours...although i'll say that most of the time the school provides time and half for students with ADD..not double time.
these students with ADD (not the falsely diagnosed ones) are usually super-bright and got by pretty well until college or whatever. then they got extra time for their learning disability. That means that these lawyers will have to take their work home and work later into the night than you will. is that an advantage, i think not.
and students with true add is most likely somewhat less common in law school than in UG because law school utilizes certian skills that people with *reading* disabilities naturally have a harder time with.
so stop female doging because most likely you won't have one in your class, and if you do that student will most likely struggle more becuase s/he will have to spend more time reading than y'all because of ADD/ADHD
learn the aDA....some of you will have to defend it, god forbid
The requirement under the ADA (42 USC section 12102) is as follows:
The person must show that they have a physical or mental disability that substantially limits a major life activity.
If you had to litigate this, you wouldn't have that hard a time establishing the first and third prongs ie that ADD is a mental disability and that "major life activities" are affected. Where you would run into trouble is showing that the major life activity of let say, "reading," is substantially limited by the ADD. This inquiry itself is subject to a separate three part analysis (nature and severity, duration or expected duration, permanent or long term impact) and seems to be (after reading related case law) the most difficult part to prove.
Do you have anything else to add Pookie? A good source on this topic is Matthies (a regular on this board) who has had to travel this road with his own diagnosis of ADD. Hopefully he will see this post and add his perspective.