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Adam K. Mortara
On Campus

Adam K. Mortara

Adam K. Mortara — the head lawyer for Students for Fair Admissions — answers questions from Harvard Law School students after speaking at an event hosted by the Harvard Federalist Society Tuesday afternoon.

AAA SFFA v. Harvard
College

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Attorneys Discuss Admissions Lawsuit Ruling with Harvard Cultural Affinity Groups

Michaele N. Turnage Young, senior counsel at the NAACP LDF, answered students’ questions about the forthcoming appeals process. SFFA filed its notice of appeal on Friday — a move experts say could extend litigation for several years.

Adam K. Mortara
College

Lead Trial Lawyer for SFFA Criticizes Ruling in Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

Students for Fair Admissions’s lead trial lawyer Adam K. Mortara denounced the recent ruling in the Harvard admissions lawsuit, arguing at a Harvard Law School event Tuesday that the judge had misinterpreted the case’s facts and legal precedents.

President Bacow
Central Administration

Harvard President Bacow Says He's Confident Appeals Court Will Uphold Admissions Decision

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview on Monday that he is confident an appeals court will uphold a federal judge’s recent ruling that Harvard does not discriminate against Asian American applicants in its College admissions policies.

Ed Blum Autumn
College

Students for Fair Admissions Files Notice of Appeal in Harvard Admissions Case

Students for Fair Admissions filed a notice of appeal to the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals Friday afternoon in its longtime suit against Harvard alleging that the College’s admissions process unlawfully discriminates against Asian American applicants.

Admissions Lawsuit
College

The Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Decision, Analyzed

Burroughs’s opinion contains fact-finding and legal arguments that will feature prominently in any appeals process — and could serve as a guide for future affirmative action cases. The Crimson analyzes the opinion’s key findings and conclusions.

Diversity Dialogue
College

Students Discuss Harvard Policies on Rescinding Applications

Diversity Peer Educators discussed whether social media should be part of Harvard’s holistic review of applicants at an event Monday evening.

Joseph Moakley Courthouse
College

Tuesday’s Admissions Decision is Only the First Step in a Long Appeals Process, Experts Say

Edward Blum, president of plaintiff Students for Fair Admissions, vowed to appeal the decision in his statement following Judge Allison D. Burroughs’s ruling, a move experts say is likely to tangle the case years of further litigation.

Sally Chen at the Defend Diversity Rally
College

‘A Day of Celebrating’: Students, Administrators Praise Admissions Ruling in Harvard’s Favor

“It is a victory for the diversity … that, I think, contributes significantly to our excellence,” Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Gay said at a faculty meeting, to thunderous applause. “If it was a cloudy day to start, hopefully it's ending with a few more bits of sun.”

Ed Blum Autumn
College

Harvard Ruling May Offer ‘Roadmap’ for Other Affirmative Action Cases

Harvard is not the only university currently facing a challenge to its admissions policies. The plaintiff in Harvard’s case — anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions — is also the plaintiff in a pending lawsuit against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Admissions Decision
Admissions

Admissions Decision

Admissions Decision
College

Federal Judge Rules Harvard's Admissions Policies Do Not Discriminate Against Asian American Applicants

The ruling brings an end to this stage of the lawsuit filed against the University by anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions in 2014. SFFA alleged that the College's admissions policies discriminate against Asian American applicants by holding them to higher standards.

Law School in The Summer
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Looks to Expand Public University Representation in Junior Deferral Program

Harvard Law School is looking to increase its number of Junior Deferral Program applicants from public colleges and universities, the assistant dean for admissions said in an interview Monday.

Law School in The Summer
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Maintains 2018 Application Spike

Last year’s Harvard Law School application increase may not be a one-off — the high application numbers have stuck around for another cycle.

Admissions Office
Admissions

Admissions Office

The Harvard College Admissions Office is housed in Radcliffe Yard.

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