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ERIC Number: ED514056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 225
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Affirmative Action in American Law Schools: A Briefing before the United States Commission on Civil Rights Held in Washington, D.C., June 16, 2006. Briefing Report
US Commission on Civil Rights
On June 16, 2006, a panel of experts briefed members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on affirmative action in American law schools. The panel convened to debate the empirical strength of the research on the effects of racial preferences in law school admissions and the legal and policy implications of the American Bar Association's diversity standards. Richard Sander, professor at University of California at Los Angeles Law School, and Richard O. Lempert, professor at the University of Michigan Law School, addressed the impact of racial preferences in law school admissions on the academic performance and bar admissions of African-American students. David Bernstein, Professor of Law at George Mason University, and Dean Steven Smith, Chair of the American Bar Association's Council on the Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and Dean of the California Western School of Law, addressed the standards by which law schools are accredited by the Council and the Council's then-proposed changes. This paper provides the summary of the proceedings. This publication includes the following papers: (1) Testimony for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Richard H. Sander); (2) Testimony for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Richard Lempert with William Kidder); (3) Opening Statement Before the United States Civil Rights Commission (Dean Steven R. Smith); (4) Standard 211: Unlawful and Unwise (David E. Bernstein); (5) Statement of Chairman Gerald A. Reynolds on Affirmative Action in American Law Schools; (6) Statement of Commissioner Gail I. Heriot (Joined by Chairman Gerald A. Reynolds); (7) Joint Dissent of Commissioners Arlan D. Melendez and Michael J. Yaki; (8) Dissent of Commissioner Michael J. Yaki; and (9) Joint Response to Commissioners Michael Yaki and Arlan D. Melendez (Chairman Gerald A. Reynolds, Vice Chair Abigail N. Thernstrom, and Commissioners Jennifer C. Braceras, Gail I. Heriot, Peter N. Kirsanow, and Ashley L. Taylor, Jr.). Appended are: (1) American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar: Report to the House of Delegates; and (2) Commentary on Revisions to Standards for Approval of Law Schools 2005-06. (Contains 16 tables, 5 figures and 275 footnotes.)
US Commission on Civil Rights. Publications Office, 624 Ninth Street NW Room 600, Washington, DC 20425. Tel: 202-376-8128; e-mail: publications@usccr.gov; Web site: http://www.usccr.gov
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Commission on Civil Rights
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; United States