ERIC Number: ED159980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Toward Equal Educational Opportunity: Affirmative Admissions Programs at Law and Medical Schools.
Riedman, Larry, Ed.
Affirmative admissions programs at law and medical schools are examined in the context of the national commitments to equal opportunity and to the eradication of the remaining effects of discrimination. A discussion is presented of the history of past discrimination in education, particularly higher education, and some of its continuing effects, including the underrepresentation of minorities in the legal and medical professions. The traditional admissions process at law and medical schools is examined with respect to both its numerical, objective, or quantitative standards and its subjective or nonquantitative criteria. The problems that gave rise to the need for affirmative admissions programs and the nature and effect of such programs in comparison to traditional admissions programs are reviewed. Appendices present the United States Commission on Civil Rights "Statement on Affirmative Action" and a summary of the position of the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education on "The Relevance of Race in Admissions." (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Equal Education, Higher Education, Law Schools, Medical Schools, Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Racial Integration
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.