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Schuette v. BAMN

Schuette v. BAMN: Implications for
Affirmative Action Policies

 

Overview

In the wake of last year’s much-publicized decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 570 U.S. ___ (2013), this past April the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision rejecting a federal constitutional challenge to the State of Michigan’s constitutional prohibition on the use of race-based preferences in governmental decisions, including the admissions process of state universities, in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), et al., 572 U.S. ___ (2014) (Kennedy, J.).

Fisher

The Potential Impact of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin of University Admissions

 

After Fisher: Significance and Strategies for Employers

White Papers

Schuette v. BAMN: Implications for Affirmative Action Policies This White Paper focuses on the impact of the Schuette decision on the developing landscape of affirmative action policies in higher education, including the decision’s relationship with the Court’s previous decision in Fisher. It also addresses the possible implications of the decision in the employer hiring and contract arena.

The Potential Impact of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin of University Admissions A decade ago, the Supreme Court held that the educational benefits of student body diversity can justify the consideration of race in university admissions. Those "benefits are substantial," the Court explained: student body diversity not only fosters cross-racial understanding and appreciation, but also contributes to a rich and dynamic learning environment.

After Fisher: Significance and Strategies for Employers This paper focuses on the aftermath of Fisher for litigation strategists and employers and includes considerations for organizations looking to employ pipeline initiatives as part of their overall diversity and inclusion strategy.

Taking the Pulse 2010: A Survey of Law Firms Owned by Diverse Attorneys Authored by Brandon M. Fitzgerald, this report follows up on MCCA's 2009 research report on non-majority owned firms by examing the current state of law firms owned by women, ethnic minorities, attorneys with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender attorneys.

Richardson Delivers Groundbreaking Presentation at ABA Conference on Attorneys with Disabilities


Recommendations for Inclusion of Attorneys with Disabilities Presented by Veta T. Richardson at the ABA's National Conference on the Employment of Lawyers with Disabilities; Washington D.C., June 16, 2009

Why Corporate Initiatives to Promote Inclusiono Through Selection of Outside Counsel Can Co-Exist with Title VII

Why Corporate Initiatives to Promote Inclusion Through Selection of Outside Counsel Can Co-Exist with Title VII: Another Look at Corporate Counsel Requests for Law Firm Diversity
Prepared by the law firm Jackson Lewis. Read more about this white paper in the special commemorative issue of Diversity & the Bar®.

Richardson Delivers Groundbreaking Presentation at ABA Conference on Attorneys with Disabilities

Women- and Minority-Owned Law Firms: Taking the Pulse

Authored by Brandon M. Fitzgerald, this September 2009 research report relies on the data from MCCA's June/July 2009 survey of women- and minority-owned law firms.

   

 

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