LSAT to drastically change after LSAC settles lawsuit with blind Metro Detroit man

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DETROIT – In 48 months, the LSAT that students take today will look substantially different, all because of Angelo Binno.

He's blind and there's a portion of the test which asks students to draw diagrams as answers to word problems, not anymore. 

"They handed me a pencil and paper and said it's useless to me because I can't see to draw," Binno said.

Eight years of legal back and forth and now the makers of the LSAT test have settled this lawsuit. They are removing the drawing portion for all students, not just those with disabilities.

"You know what's amazing about this case? It took longer to settle because Angelo insisted it wouldn't be just for him," his attorney Jason Turkish said.

Binno said as soon as the test is changed, likely 10 years after he first took it, he will take it again. Turkish, is also has severe sight impaired but doesn't see that as any impairment to his ability to practice law.

"I know I'm a better lawyer because of my vision, because it gives me a perspective because when I go to federal court I know the challenges my clients face."

Watch the video above for the full report.


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