Sander, the Mismatch Theory, and Affirmative Action: Critiquing the Absence of Praxis in Policy

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Darrell Jackson

University of Wyoming - College of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This Article provides an efficient synthesis of the research to date on a controversial topic, Professor Richard Sander's mismatch theory, and the traction it continues to gain through litigation and political posturing. It is also the point of embarkation on a forthcoming exploration of the appropriate place for African American law students. Throughout the Article, I inject my own thoughts and analysis about Sander's, and each critic's, research and perspectives. This Article is timely because concepts like equity, equality, fairness, and justice continue to be heatedly discussed in a variety of forums, including academic journals and political debates. The Article's goal is to broaden the considerations involved in current affirmative action discussions and question policies constructed absent the voices of those most affected.

Keywords: mismatch, law school admissions, race, affirmative action, qualitative analysis, Richard Sander, African American, Black

JEL Classification: J71, J78, K30

Suggested Citation

Jackson, Darrell, Sander, the Mismatch Theory, and Affirmative Action: Critiquing the Absence of Praxis in Policy (2011). Denver University Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 1, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2399556

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