Diversity as a Dead-End

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 | Comments Off on Diversity as a Dead-End

In January 2007, pictures surfaced on the Internet of a party hosted by a group of law students at the University of Connecticut. The posted pictures were not flattering. While the students were doing nothing illegal, the behavior depicted...

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Retaining Diversity in the Classroom: Strategies for Maximizing the Benefits that Flow from a Diverse Student Body

Monday, April 7, 2008 | Comments Off on Retaining Diversity in the Classroom: Strategies for Maximizing the Benefits that Flow from a Diverse Student Body

In Grutter v. Bollinger, the United States Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether diversity is a sufficiently compelling government interest to justify an affirmative action program that considered race and ethnicity in allocating law school admission offers. The...

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The Roberts Court & The Business Cases

Sunday, April 6, 2008 | Comments Off on The Roberts Court & The Business Cases

This is the Court, it is said, that Wall Street has fallen madly in love with.’ It is an absolute bull market at the Supreme Court. In fact, as the Court rose for the summer recess, one leading member...

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How Strictly Scrutinized?: Examining the Educational Benefits the Court Relied Upon in Grutter

Sunday, April 6, 2008 | Comments Off on How Strictly Scrutinized?: Examining the Educational Benefits the Court Relied Upon in Grutter

In Grutter v. Bollinger, the Court recognized student body diversity as a compelling state interest that justified the use of racial preferences in selecting applicants for admission to public university law schools. Normally, any state action reviewed under a...

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“Making Excellence Inclusive” in Education and Beyond

Saturday, April 5, 2008 | Comments Off on “Making Excellence Inclusive” in Education and Beyond

In this article, we call for greater attention to the education of our country’s broadening diverse population and for expanded efforts to transform how diversity initiatives are conceived and enacted. We summarize previous and current educational equity efforts, which...

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Plessy’s Ghost: Grutter, Seattle and the Quiet Reversal of Brown

Friday, April 4, 2008 | Comments Off on Plessy’s Ghost: Grutter, Seattle and the Quiet Reversal of Brown

Affirmative action is dead. The evidence abounds in the unmistakable and systemic decline in black enrollment in the nation’s colleges and law schools. Such evidence is equally apparent from the Supreme Court’s resounding rejection of voluntary affirmative action in...

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