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Petitioning Duke Richard Schmalbeck and 19 others

LSATs should NOT disadvantage nursing mothers!

The Law School Admissions Council, the organization that administers the LSAT, has a blanket policy of denying all requests for accommodation from nursing mothers who need to pump breast milk during the exam. Without the ability to pump, nursing women will be in increasing discomfort and even pain as the test progresses—causing a serious distraction that could impact their test scores. Not pumping when you need to can also pose significant health risks.

Nursing mothers should not have to choose between feeding their babies and applying to law school. And they should not have to subject themselves to distracting pain and potential health risks simply to take a required admissions test.

Tell the Law School Admissions Council that it needs to change its discriminatory policy and allow nursing moms to take the test on equal footing!

This petition was delivered to:
  • Duke
    Richard Schmalbeck
  • Stanford
    Faye Deal
  • Virginia (Past Board Chair)
    Daniel Ortiz
  • Calgary
    Ian Holloway
  • Richmond
    Michelle Rahman
  • St. Mary’s (Chair Diversity Committee)
    Reynaldo Valencia
  • Idaho (Audit Committee Chair)
    John Miller
  • Louisiana State (Chair, Investment Committee)
    Christopher Pietruszkiewicz
  • Tulane (Test Development & Research Committee Chair)
    Susan Krinsky
  • Harvard (Services and Programs Committee Chair)
    Cassandra Williams
  • Iowa
    Carolyn Jones
  • Arkansas (Finance & Legal Affairs Committee Chair)
    Cyndi Nance
  • Wayne State
    Ricardo Villarosa
  • North Carolina
    Michael States
  • Washington University
    Janet Bolin
  • Nova
    Athornia Steele
  • Michigan
    Christina Whitman
  • DePaul
    Michael Burns
  • Nebraska (Chair, Board of Trustees)
    Steven Willborn
  • CEO of LSAC
    Dan Bernstein

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