The impact of anti-affirmative action lawsuits : a case study of The University of Texas School of Law from 1996 to 2003
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Educational AdministrationThis study analyzes the effects race-neutral admissions policies have on a large predominantly white law school through the lens of its administrators and alumni. Previously, this law school relied on race conscious admissions policies to help it increase and maintain diversity. Utilizing historical documents and relevant stakeholder interviews from prominent former students and staff, in addition to current faculty and staff, I hope to provide a blueprint for other law schools to follow during a race-neutral admissions environment. This is especially relevant with affirmative action policies threatened by state voter referendums, executive orders, and legislation.