Brief Amicus Curiae of Gail Heriot and Peter N. Kirsanow, Members of the U.S Commission on Civil Rights, in Their Personal Capacities in Support of Petitioner in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College (No. 20-1199).

36 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2021 Last revised: 22 Apr 2021

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Gail L. Heriot

University of San Diego School of Law

Peter Kirsanow

Independent

Date Written: 2021

Abstract

In this brief, Amici respond to two of the assumptions that underpin the case for race-preferential admissions policies: (1) that these policies promote racial integration on campuses; and (2) that these policies are the result of expert academic judgments concerning the pedagogical benefits of a racially diverse class. The evidence shows that neither assumption is true.

Keywords: Accreditation, affirmative action, Asian Americans, diversity, Grutter v. Bollinger, neo-segregation, race-preferential admissions, Students for Fair Admissions

JEL Classification: k00,k49

Suggested Citation

Heriot, Gail L. and Kirsanow, Peter, Brief Amicus Curiae of Gail Heriot and Peter N. Kirsanow, Members of the U.S Commission on Civil Rights, in Their Personal Capacities in Support of Petitioner in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College (No. 20-1199). (2021). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 21-011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3813529 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3813529

Gail L. Heriot (Contact Author)

University of San Diego School of Law ( email )

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
United States

Peter Kirsanow

Independent

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