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Fisher v. University of Texas, et. al.,

August 01, 2012

The Boston Bar Association filed an amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas, et. al., Supreme Court of the United States No. 11-354. The question the Supreme Court expected to answer was “Whether [the] Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, permit the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race in undergraduate admission decisions.”

Joining the BBA in its amicus brief was a coalition of organizations united by a shared commitment to advancing diversity in the legal profession. These organizations share the BBA’s concern for diversity in higher education, recognizing that diversity within the legal profession cannot be achieved without a pipeline of diverse law school students, and diversity at the law school level, in turn, cannot be supported without diverse representation in undergraduate institutions.