PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Barrington man battling the effects of cancer surgeries has sued the Law School Admission Council of violating the federal disabilities law by failing to accommodate his needs in taking the law school admission test.
The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/qYXi8C ) that Carlin O'Donnell filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court. The 23-year-old O'Donnell says the admissions council violated federal law by denying his request for a large-print test book, more time to take the test and rest periods.
He says he has double vision and other disabilities following two brain surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy since he was diagnosed in 2004 with a brain tumor. He also underwent lung surgeries and chemotherapy after developing lung cancer in 2006.
The newspaper said the Law School Admissions Council did not return a call seeking comment.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com