Fisher v. Texas: The Limits of Exhaustion and the Future of Race-Conscious University Admissions

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Haas Institute Director john a. powell and Assistant Director Stephen Menendian recently wrote an article published in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform about the Fisher v. Texas case involving The University of Texas at Austin and a white high school student who sued the university when she was not admitted, citing that she was more qualified that minority students who were admitted. This article delves into why the Supreme Court's decision in overruling the student was important to race-conscious admissions. 

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Linked below are videos from the symposium "Affirmative Action and School Diversity After Fisher v. Texas" hosted by the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, which took place on Feb. 22, 2014. 

Keynote Address: Brown at Sixty: The Quiet and Premature Death of a Beloved Icon 

Panel 1: Exhaustion, Race Neutral Alternatives, and the Future of Affirmative Action Litigation

Panel 2: The Efficacy of Race Neutral Alternatives in Increasing On-Campus Diversity 

Panel 3: Competing Social Science on the Benefits of Race Conscious Affirmative Action Programs

Panel 4: Challenges to Diversity in the K-12 Context