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Court Dismisses Lawsuit from Potential Law Student Who Refused to Take LSAT

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TOM CICCOTTA

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit from a student who sued several law schools after they rejected him for refusing to take the LSAT legal entrance exam.

According to a report from the Duke Chronicle, Judge Richard Andrews of the U.S. District Court of Delaware rejected the lawsuit from Edward Thomas Kennedy who had argued that Duke and other top law schools were not permitted to reject him from law school because he refused to take the LSAT, the standardized test for law school admission.

The article goes on to explain that Kennedy refused to take the LSAT because he believes it is based on “junk science.”

Kennedy didn’t take the LSAT—administered by the Law School Admission Council—because it is “junk science,” according to his original complaint. The LSAT is based on ideology, not science, and is administered by radicals who “ignore our law, our history, our culture, ethics and probably all of western civilization law,” Kennedy wrote in his original complaint.

In his complaint, Kennedy argued that the defendants, including Duke, had “exceeded [their] jurisdiction by allowing [their] employees” to deny him from their law schools, which kept him in “constructive financial imprisonment.” Duke Law withdrew Kennedy’s application because it viewed his application as incomplete without an LSAT score, according to his complaint.\

Kennedy, who bizarrely dedicated the lawsuit to former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, was seeking $500,000 from each law school that rejected him. He claimed that their rejections gave rise to a series of legal issues ranging from false advertising to intentional infliction of emotional distress.

It looks like Kennedy will have to take the LSAT like everyone else if he wants to attend law school in the future. For now, he might consider the growing list of law schools that accept the GRE exam instead of the LSAT in their admissions process.

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