Who Gets in? The Quest for Diversity after Grutter

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Athena Mutua

University at Buffalo Law School

Sheldon Zedeck

University California, Berkeley

Frank H. Wu

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Charles E. Daye

University of North Carolina School of Law

Margaret Montoya

University of New Mexico School of Law

David L. Chambers

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

On March 8, 2004, the University at Buffalo Law School hosted its annual Mitchell Lecture,1 a panel discussion entitled, "Who Gets In? The Quest for Diversity After Grutter." The Mitchell Committee decided to focus this year's lecture on innovative proposals to ensure diversity in law school admissions in light of the Supreme Court's ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger, which confirmed that race and ethnicity could be taken into consideration in admission decisions for diversity purposes. Noting that much of the debate about Grutter thus far has emphasized the decision's constitutionality or its implications for affirmative action, the Committee sought to have a different kind of conversation, one that explored new approaches to admissions that might aid law schools in admitting more diverse student bodies. To this end, the Committee invited five leading scholars, whose work, either analytical or empirical, could change or deepen understandings about the potential for and the obstacles to diversity in law school admissions post-Grutter. Their short presentations (each speaker had only twelve minutes to speak), which provoked a lively discussion, are presented in this edited transcript of the event together with selected excerpts from the question and answer period.

Suggested Citation

Mutua, Athena and Zedeck, Sheldon and Wu, Frank H. and Daye, Charles E. and Montoya, Margaret and Chambers, David L., Who Gets in? The Quest for Diversity after Grutter (2004). Buffalo Law Review Vol. 52. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2712835

Athena Mutua

University at Buffalo Law School ( email )

528 O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
United States

Sheldon Zedeck

University California, Berkeley ( email )

Berekeley, CA 94720
United States

Frank H. Wu

University of California Hastings College of the Law ( email )

200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

Charles E. Daye

University of North Carolina School of Law ( email )

Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road
CB #3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
United States

Margaret Montoya (Contact Author)

University of New Mexico School of Law ( email )

1117 Stanford, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 87131
United States
505-345-6382 (Phone)

David L. Chambers

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States
802-295-5824 (Phone)

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