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Mon Jan 16, 2017, 10:13 AM

Former student sues University of Oregon law school

The University of Oregon’s law school is being sued by a former student who alleges that UO officials wrongly denied him special accommodations for his learning disabilities and then branded him as a threat after he took to Facebook to grouse about the situation.

Ehvan Schectman filed suit last week in U.S. District Court in Eugene. He alleges that the law school and its assistant dean of student affairs, Nicole Commissiong, subjected him to discrimination and retaliation in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. The suit also alleges federal Rehabilitation Act violations.

Schectman is seeking unspecified monetary damages, as well as court orders that would bar the law school from discriminating against students with learning disabilities.

University officials “are aware of Mr. Schectman’s assertions and will address them through appropriate channels,” UO spokesman Tobin Klinger said in response to a request for comment on the case. The UO has not yet filed a formal response to the lawsuit.

Read more: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35171990-75/former-student-sues-uo-law-school.html.csp#

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Mon Jan 16, 2017, 11:08 AM

1. Interesting........maybe the other students should sue for allowing it in the first place.

which had allowed him to use a computer with spell- and grammar-check programs for tests — because she said it would give him an “unfair advantage” over other students who were required to complete written exams by hand, the lawsuit alleges.

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