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Diversity in Higher Education: Foley Hoag Hosts Program on the Legal Landscape After Fisher v University of Texas

June 28, 2013

On July 25, Dean Richlin and Robin Toone, partners from the firm’s Litigation practice, will host a breakfast seminar at the Foley Hoag Boston office to discuss compliance and strategic planning issues for academic institutions following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas.

While Fisher sustains the Court’s prior rulings in cases Bakke, Grutter and Gratz, new legal challenges have emerged for both public and private schools in the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions. This event will cater to counsel, administrators and policymakers in higher education, and will cover topics from changes to existing law to managing the litigation risks facing institutions post-Fisher.

In Fisher, Foley Hoag submitted a brief on behalf of a broad coalition of Asian American civil rights organizations and higher education officials in support of the University of Texas.