The End of Indeterminacy in Affirmative Action

24 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2014 Last revised: 23 Jul 2014

Date Written: June 17, 2014


After the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. UT Austin, the stage has been set for judges to demand more specificity in the articulation of the protected diversity interest. Gone are the days when institutions of higher education could rely on the abstract concept of diversity to support efforts to enroll a diverse student body. Now higher education institutions will need to give serious thought to how they define the sought after diversity interest and how racial diversity improves educational outcomes and enhances the education that is delivered.

Suggested Citation

Pratt, Carla D., The End of Indeterminacy in Affirmative Action (June 17, 2014). Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 48, p. 1, 2014, Penn State Law Research Paper No. 27-2014, Available at SSRN:

Carla D. Pratt (Contact Author)

Washburn Univ. School of Law ( email )

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