Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Virginia B
    Floor: Lobby Level

    Affirmative Action in higher education has long been one of the most contentious public policy issues in America. Two recent events have placed the issue even more squarely in the limelight. First, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement creates the very real possibility that five votes at the Supreme Court no longer exist to uphold Affirmative Action. Second, a prominent recent lawsuit alleges that Harvard’s use of race in the undergraduate admissions process violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This program, which is co-sponsored by the AALS Section on Constitutional Law, will explore the future of Affirmative Action in light of these and any other related events. Is the Supreme Court destined to invalidate the use of race in higher education admissions decisions? If so, what are places of higher education likely to do in the aftermath?  How will society be affected as a result?
    Business meeting held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 7:30 am. 

Session Speakers
Organization: University of San Diego School of Law

Organization: Yale Law School

Organization: University of Virginia School of Law

Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law

Organization: University of Missouri School of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Session Fees
  • [4120] Education Law, Co-Sponsored by Constitutional Law - The Future of Affirmative Action: $0.00