Monday, January 29, 2007
Interesting post on the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog: Slow Typist Sues His Law School:
Adrian Zachariasewycz filed suit against the ... University of Michigan Law School ... alleg[ing] that Michigan’s grading system discriminated against the likes of him because of his poor typing skills. Reads the complaint: “Certain exams taken by [plaintiff] that required students to be skilled touch-typists in order to produce a competitive response resulted in borderline failing grades by virtue of the low volume of prose [plaintiff] could type in the time allotted as compared with other students.” ...
Michigan Law School just sent the Law Blog the following statement: At Michigan Law, students generally choose for themselves whether to write examination answers by hand or whether to type on a keyboard (laptop or typewriter). Beyond the typing policy at issue in the lawsuit, every effort is made to ensure fairness and equitability in the grading and evaluation process.