The Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society will present a panel on “Affirmative Action in California: Where Do We Go from Here?” on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 555 Mission Street, Ste. 3000, San Francisco.
Panelists include: Allison Elgart, Legal Director, Equal Justice Society; David Oppenheimer, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Professional Skills Program, UC Berkeley School of Law; and George B. Washington, Principal, Scheff, Washington & Driver, P.C.
This Term, the Supreme Court will consider Michigan’s version of Proposition 209 in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, a case that presents the question of whether a state violates the Equal Protection Clause when it enacts a constitutional amendment banning affirmative action in higher education. Our panelists will assess the consequences of Proposition 209 in California and the Fisher and Schuette cases, and will discuss their views of where advocates and activists for affirmative action in California can go from here.
ACS is a State Bar of California MCLE Provider and is offering 1.0 MCLE hours for this event.