Duke Law Applicant Sues, Loses Over LSAT

By William Vogeler, Esq. on January 03, 2019 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

If nothing else, Edward Thomas Kennedy has the fight of a lawyer in him.

Duke Law School rejected his student application because he refused to take a law school admission test. So what did the lawyer wanna-be do? He sued the law school.

A judge dismissed his complaint because, well, there was no way the plaintiff could make a legal claim. If only that were the end of it...


After the judge dismissed the case, Kennedy filed a motion to recuse the judge for "birtherism." Judge Richard Andrews was appointed by former President Barack Obama, so yeah.

Kennedy has applied to more than 20 American law schools, and sued many institutions in the process. Harvard University, the Law School Admission Council, and the Association of American Law Schools all know the story.

In his complaint, Kennedy said he didn't take the Law School Admission Test because it is "junk science." He said the test is administered by radicals who "ignore our law, our history, our culture, ethics and probably all of western civilization law."

He sued for false advertising, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and failure to provide a republican form of government. Obviously, he needs a legal education.


However, Kennedy isn't all wrong about the LSAT. Many law schools are accepting the Graduate Records Exam in lieu of the LSAT.

The GRE casts a broader net for law school applicants because it is required for many fields of study, including business management, engineering, and science. It tests on analytical writing, math, and verbal proficiencies.

Unfortunately for Kennedy, he apparently didn't take the GRE either.

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