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Federal Judges Rules in Favor of Blind VT Law School Student

August 3, 2011

Image of Dee JonesA federal judge ruled Aug. 2 in favor of Dee Jones '12, a blind Vermont Law School student, in her lawsuit against the National Conference of Bar Examiners and a national legal testing firm.

Jones won a preliminary injunction from the court saying the Bar Examiners had to allow her to use a computer, so she could use two types of software that have allowed her to maintain a high B average in law school.

Jones is scheduled Friday to take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam, the legal ethics exam all lawyers must take before they practice in Vermont and most other states.

Read the judge's order.

Read AP's story in The New York Times.

Watch WCAX's story.
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