Fisher v. University of Texas: Affirmative Action Revisited by the Supreme Court

Civil Rights Practice Group Teleforum

Start : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 03:00 PM

End : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 04:00 PM

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Featured Speakers:
Gail Heriot


Fisher v. University of Texas: Affirmative Action Revisited by the Supreme CourtFisher v. University of Texas is being heralded as the blockbuster case of this year’s U.S. Supreme Court term.  It will be argued this Wednesday, just as an unprecedented number of scholars have published work directly or indirectly calling into question some of the basic assumptions of affirmative action policies. Is the Supreme Court poised to make fundamental changes to affirmative action in higher education, revisiting either Bakke (1978) or Grutter and Gratz (2003)? Does Fisher have the markings of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case?  Professor Gail Heriot will attend Wednesday’s session and provide an overview of the case and the oral argument in this special “Courthouse Steps” edition of Teleforum.


  • Prof. Gail Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law

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