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Smith, Susan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
The homepage of the Project on Fair Representation (POFR) features a smiling photo of Abigail Fisher, the young White woman at the center of "Fisher v. the University of Texas," which could end race as a criterion in university admissions. Edward Blum, founder of POFR, a conservative advocacy group, connected Fisher with Wiley Rein LLP,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Admission, Lawyers, Affirmative Action
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Gilbert, Juan – Journal of College Admission, 2008
After the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the University of Michigan admission cases, which struck down racial preferences and quotas in Michigan's undergraduate and law school admission, several groups have challenged race-conscious admission, school placement policies and academic support programs. Even the federal government has challenged…
Descriptors: Race, Law Schools, Computer Software, Affirmative Action