• Harpalani Cited in Supreme Court Amicus Brief

    by  • August 15, 2012 • Faculty in the News, Scholarship • 0 Comments

    Visiting Assistant Professor Vinay Harpalani's latest article–"Diversity Within Racial Groups and the Constitutionality of Race Conscious Admissions," forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law–was cited several times in a recent amicus brief of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) in the Supreme Court case of Fisher v. Texas. The brief was written in support of the University of Texas at Austin (UT), whose use of a race-conscious admissions policy to increase student diversity is disputed by the petitioner.

    In addition, UT used one of Professor Harpalani's main arguments in their brief, referencing the importance of "diversity within different racial groups" in breaking down racial stereotypes in an admissions context.

    Read Professor Harpalani's article on SSRN here; read SALT's amicus brief here.

    The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Fisher v. Texas on October 10.  


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