Affirmative Action and Fisher: What Now?
Friday, July 19, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Although the U.S. Supreme Court remanded the case of Fisher v. University of Texas to a lower court for further review, the justices laid out a new, tougher, set of rules for using race that require universities first to examine "race-neutral alternatives." What are the benefits and drawbacks of various options: Providing a leg up to economically disadvantaged students of all races? Admitting students in the top percentage of their high school class, irrespective of test scores? Creating new partnerships between universities and high schools? Facilitating transfers from community colleges? Eliminating legacy preferences for the children of alumni?
This panel discussion will include:
Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Nancy McDuff, Associate Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Management, The University of Georgia
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