Sheppard Mullin’s Black Lawyers Network is hosting a virtual event for Black History Month on “Affirmative Action—Its History and Its Future: Exploring the Potential Implications for the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision”
Featuring EJS Legal Director Mona Tawatao, civil rights litigator, activist, and co-author of an amicus curiae brief in support of the respondents in the Harvard and UNC cases, this program is part of a series of events sponsored by Diversity and Inclusion at Sheppard Mullin to celebrate the unique contributions and history of Black people.
Affirmative Action—Its History and Its Future: Exploring the Potential Implications for the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PT
CLE credit approved for California, New York, and Texas (Illinois pending)
*Webinar details will be sent upon registration.*
On October 31, 2022, the United States Supreme Court heard two cases that challenge affirmative action, race-conscious admissions, and their place in higher education: Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina. Both cases underscore education’s central role in the pursuit of civil rights and racial equity in our country.
This program will touch on the history of affirmative action jurisprudence that has led us to where we are today, summarize some of the arguments and procedural history of the pending Supreme Court cases, and discuss the potential implications of the upcoming SCOTUS opinion and what policies and measures might continue to promote race equity whatever the outcome. We will also discuss the educational and societal impacts of race-conscious programs in education and in all industries that employ race-conscious initiatives.