Study: Affirmative Action Does Not Hurt Graduation Rates and Post-Graduation Success

The following is text from a press release issued by William Kidder of UC Riverside on April 1, 2014. A new critique of the 2012 book “Mismatch” by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, Jr. calls into question the validity of the book’s conclusion that affirmative action causes more harm than good. “Based upon a sweep of … Continue reading Study: Affirmative Action Does Not Hurt Graduation Rates and Post-Graduation Success

EJS, Civil Rights Advocates, Urge Calif. Supreme Court to Protect Privacy of Bar Exam Takers

The Equal Justice Society, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Asian Pacific American Legal Center filed an amicus brief (PDF) last week urging the Supreme Court of California to protect the privacy of State Bar exam takers by safeguarding the personal and confidential information they submit to the Bar. … Continue reading EJS, Civil Rights Advocates, Urge Calif. Supreme Court to Protect Privacy of Bar Exam Takers

California Court Issues Preliminary Ruling in Favor of Bar Applicants’ Private Data, Denying Prof. Sander’s Request

A California Superior Court judge on March 24 issued a preliminary ruling (download PDF) denying Professor Richard Sander’s request for access to bar applicants’ private data from the State Bar of California. Prof. Sander’s lawsuit attempted to compel the State Bar to release information regarding applicants’ race, GPA, and bar exam scores in order to … Continue reading California Court Issues Preliminary Ruling in Favor of Bar Applicants’ Private Data, Denying Prof. Sander’s Request

Calif. Supreme Court Rejects Richard Sander Request for Confidential Bar Exam Data

UPDATE (SEPT. 19): There was an error in the commentary we included in our Sept. 18 email about the California Supreme Court's denial of the lawsuit against the State Bar of California brought by UCLA Law professor Richard Sander and the California First Amendment Coalition. (The commentary was published today on the Los Angeles Times website.)The commentary inadvertently cited the … Continue reading Calif. Supreme Court Rejects Richard Sander Request for Confidential Bar Exam Data

Privacy, Not Political Correctness: Ideology, Not Science, Behind Richard Sander Request for Confidential Bar Exam Data

EJS submitted the following commentary by Anthony Solana, Jr. and Sara Jackson in response to an opinion piece written by Peter Scheer of the California First Amendment Coalition.  CFAC has joined UCLA Law professor Richard Sander in a lawsuit demanding that the State Bar of California turn over confidential data on state bar exam takers … Continue reading Privacy, Not Political Correctness: Ideology, Not Science, Behind Richard Sander Request for Confidential Bar Exam Data

Privacy, Not Political Correctness: Ideology, Not Science, Behind Richard Sander Request for Confidential Bar Exam Data

EJS submitted the following commentary by Anthony Solana, Jr. and Sara Jackson in response to an opinion piece written by Peter Scheer of the California First Amendment Coalition.  CFAC has joined UCLA Law professor Richard Sander in a lawsuit demanding that the State Bar of California turn over confidential data on state bar exam takers … Continue reading Privacy, Not Political Correctness: Ideology, Not Science, Behind Richard Sander Request for Confidential Bar Exam Data

Prominent Bar Associations, Attorneys and Stanford Law Dean Oppose Sander’s Data Requests

Last fall, the California Bar Association again denied Professor Richard Sander and his research partners' request for private data on recent bar applicants. Sander and his research team seek to utilize this data to study the relationship between affirmative action and bar-passage rates for students of color. The data requested by Sander and his researchers … Continue reading Prominent Bar Associations, Attorneys and Stanford Law Dean Oppose Sander’s Data Requests