The Supreme Court and the Future of Affirmative Action

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Stanford Asian and Pacific Islander Law Students Association (APILSA) presents a timely and critical conversation on the future of affirmative action. On October 31, 2022, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College. The case asks whether the Supreme Court should overrule Grutter v. Bollinger, which allowed the narrowly tailored use of race in admissions decisions to further a compelling interest in diversity, and find that race-conscious admissions programs violate the Fourteenth Amendment and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Join SLS Professor Richard Thompson Ford, Wen Fa, Senior Attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation, and Laboni Hoq, former Litigation Director of Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and founder of Hoq Law, in a discussion moderated by SLS Professor Bernadette Meyler to examine what the Harvard and UNC cases mean for affirmative action, constitutional and civil rights law, and diversity in America. This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Constitutional Law Center.

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Richard Thompson Ford
Stanford Law School
Wencong Fa
Pacific Legal Foundation
Laboni Hoq
Hoq Law
Bernadette Meyler
Stanford Law School

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Asian and Pacific Islander Law Students Association (APILSA)

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