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Affirmative Action

Mortara APALSA
Harvard Law School

Following SFFA Attorney’s Comments at Event, Harvard Law Students Debate Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Students engaged in debate over comments about discrimination against Asian American students during a Harvard Law School event. At the event, some students laughed and shouted their agreement after lead Students for Fair Admissions lawyer Adam K. Mortara made a quip about personality ratings differences.

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.

Harvard Law Review
Race

Lawsuit Alleging Harvard Law Review Discriminates in Member Selection Process Dismissed

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that was brought against the Harvard Law Review in October alleging the legal journal violates federal anti-discrimination laws in its member and article selection policies.

Dean Long
Higher Education

Affirmative Action Can Limit the Influence of Money in Higher Education, Harvard Ed School Dean Says

Graduate School of Education Dean Bridget Terry Long said in a Tuesday interview that while money and other advantages skew access to higher education in the United States, research conducted at the Ed school may help alleviate its effects.

Harvard Press Conference
Admissions

Harvard Admissions Trial Ruling Will Determine Facts for Future Appeals, Experts Say

Attorneys for Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions had their last chance to present arguments in their ongoing battle over whether the College’s admissions processes discriminates against Asian-American applicants last week.

Harvard Press Conference
College

In Post-Trial Brief, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Defends Harvard’s Admissions Policy

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund argued that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process is “necessary to reap the educational benefits of diversity” in a document filed in federal court Wednesday.

Gannett House
Harvard Law School

Harvard, Law Review Look to Dismiss Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuit Against the Publication

Lawyers for Harvard, Harvard Law School, and the Harvard Law Review filed motions Monday, asking the Court to dismiss a complaint brought by an anti-affirmative action group that alleges the Law Review’s editor selection process illegally uses “race and sex preferences.”

Harvard Press Conference
College

Harvard, SFFA Spar Over Key Takeaways from Admissions Trial

Harvard and Students For Fair Admissions continued to spar over whether the College’s admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants in court documents filed Wednesday.

Fall in Harvard Yard
College

In Wake of Lawsuit, Students Reflect on Asian-American Identity

The trial over Harvard's affirmative action admissions policy ended last month, and students gathered on Friday afternoon to discuss the term "Asian American" and its relevance for students' identities.

11-2 Trial
Affirmative Action

11-2 Trial

Students for Fair Admissions lawyers pose for pictures outside the courthouse.

11-2 Trial
Admissions

11-2 Trial

Harvard lawyers Seth P. Waxman '73 and William F. Lee '72 speak to reporters outside the courthouse on the trial's final day.

Harvard Press Conference
College

‘Wolf of Racial Bias’ Returns to Courtroom on Final Day of Harvard Admissions Trial

Lawyers for both Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions approached the wood-paneled witness stand one after the other Friday to deliver impassioned closing statements and rebuttals that stretched for hours.

11-2 Trial
Admissions

11-2 Trial

Students for Fair Admissions lawyer Adam K. Mortara takes questions outside the courthouse soon after the trial concluded.

Affirmative Action Trial
Central Administration

In Admissions, Harvard Favors Those Who Fund It, Internal Emails Show

In one 2013 email headlined “My Hero,” former Kennedy School Dean Ellwood thanked Harvard's dean of admissions for his help accepting a set of students with very particular qualifications. "[Redacted] and [redacted] are all big wins. [Redacted] has already committed to a building.”

William F. Lee ’72
Admissions

Meet the Lawyers Defending Harvard's Race-Conscious Admissions Policies

Meet the lawyers who will help Harvard defend against allegations it discriminates against Asian-Americans in its admissions process.

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