Category Archives: affirmative action

Eva Paterson to Debate Ward Connerly at State Bar Annual Meeting

EJS President Eva Paterson will debate Ward Connerly on the use of race as a factor in higher education admissions on Sept. 30 at this week’s State Bar Annual Meeting in San Diego. Former State Bar President Jeffrey Bleich will moderate the debate. The Friday, Sept. 30, session will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at […]
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EJS Applauds Supreme Court Decision in Fisher Upholding Race-Conscious Admissions Policy

Amicus brief by EJS, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society argued that UT-Austin’s admission policy should be allowed to consider race The Equal Justice Society applauds today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin upholding the university’s race-conscious admissions policy. In […]
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University’s Holistic Admissions Policy Critical to Achieve Equal Opportunity for Students, Say 35 Prominent Social Scientists in Brief with U.S. Supreme Court

Amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin says UT admissions policy must be allowed to consider race in order to promote equal educational opportunity for all students OAKLAND, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2015) – The holistic admissions policy at the University of Texas at Austin must continue to consider race, or the “educational […]
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Legislative Hearing on Impact of Prop. 209 on Public Contracting

Tim Lohrentz, author of our report on the Impact of Proposition 209 on California MWBEs, testified today at an informational hearing held by the California State Assembly Committee on Judiciary. Click here to watch the hearing.

Impact of Prop. 209 on Calif. MWBEs

One Billion in Potential Contract Dollars Lost Annually by Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color Due to Proposition 209 California’s minority and women business enterprises (MWBEs) have lost the potential equivalent of $1 billion in public contracts because of Proposition 209, according to a report by the Equal Justice Society. EJS released the […]
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