A Barrington man who is a cancer survivor is suing the agency that administers the Law School Admission Test, according to the Providence Journal.
Carlin O’Donnell, 23, is accusing the Law School Admissions Council of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act by failing to accommodate his special needs in taking the test, according to the newspaper. He graduated from Fairfield University with honors after receiving special accommodations.
O'Donnell says the Law School Admissions Council violated the act by “denying his request for a large-print test book, more time to take the test, and rest periods in between sections.”
O'Donnell said he suffers from double vision and cognitive disabilities after two brain surgeries, radiation therapy and aggressive chemotherapy. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2004, and he underwent two lung surgeries and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2006.