Affirmative Action after Grutter & Gratz: Where do we go from here?"
Submitted by AALL Committee on Diversity
12, 2003, 2: 00pm - 5:00pm
Judy Floyd Evans, Chair, Committee on Diversity; Allen Moye, Symposium Coordinator, George Mason University School of Law Library; Madeline Hebert, Symposium Coordinator, Louisiana State University, Paul M.Hebert Law Center Library.
Our speakers will be Mr. Curt Levey of the Center for Individual Rights, a conservative public interest group located in Washington, D.C. and Henry McGee, Jr., former prosecutor and civil rights attorney, now distinguished Professor of Law at Seattle University, in Seattle Washington.
As most of us are aware, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on a couple of consolidated cases involving the University of Michigan and its' use of affirmative action to achieve a diverse student population. This is potentially a major ruling from the Supreme Court and could very well set the tone on the issue of affirmative action, for the next few decades.
With so many individuals and various groups quite vocal about their position on this issue and given the field that we all work in, the Committee believes that a panel discussion/debate on the significance of this ruling would be a most interesting and timely topic for this year's symposium.
Please join us for what will undoubtedly be a lively debate. Representing the argument against the use of affirmative action (in higher education) is Mr. Curt Levey of the Center for Individual Rights. On the side favoring the use of affirmative action, we have Henry McGee, Jr, former prosecutor and civil rights attorney, now distinguished Professor of Law at Seattle University, in Seattle Washington. The Association gratefully acknowledges LexisNexis for its support of this program.