• Harpalani on Fisher v. Texas

    by  • December 7, 2012 • Scholarship • 0 Comments

    Visiting Assistant Professor Vinay Harpalani has posted a new article to SSRN titled Fisher‘s Fishing Expedition (15 U. Pa. J. Const. L. Height. Scrutiny, forthcoming 2013). The article is Harpalani’s second this year on the Supreme Court affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Read the abstract below.

    This Essay delves into the Supreme Court oral arguments in Fisher v. Texas, which occurred on October 10, 2012. It examines the exchanges between the advocates and Justices, focusing on the meaning of ‘critical mass’ and the quest for total race neutrality in UT admissions. It argues that both of these are futile endeavors and unnecessary to decide Fisher.

    Download the article on SSRN here.

    Additionally, click here download Professor Harpalani’s first article on Fisher v. Texas, Diversity within Racial Groups and the Constitutionality of Race Conscious Admissions (15 U. Pa. J. Const. L., forthcoming 2012).


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