Fisher's Fishing Expedition

15 U. Pa. J. Const. L. Height. Scrutiny 57 (2013)

Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-02

18 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2012 Last revised: 3 Nov 2015

See all articles by Vinay Harpalani

Vinay Harpalani

Savannah Law School; Drake University Law School

Date Written: December 5, 2012

Abstract

This Essay delves into the Supreme Court oral arguments in Fisher v. Texas, which occurred on October 10, 2012. It examines the exchanges between the advocates and Justices, focusing on the meaning of 'critical mass' and the quest for total race neutrality in UT admissions. It argues that both of these are futile endeavors and unnecessary to decide Fisher. The entire Fisher case is a fishing expedition - albeit one that might reel in race-conscious admissions.

Keywords: affirmative action, diversity, higher education, university, race-conscious, admissions

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K39

Suggested Citation

Harpalani, Vinay, Fisher's Fishing Expedition (December 5, 2012). 15 U. Pa. J. Const. L. Height. Scrutiny 57 (2013) ; Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2185453

Vinay Harpalani (Contact Author)

Savannah Law School ( email )

United States
2158734476 (Phone)

Drake University Law School ( email )

2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
United States

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