In 2014, the Students for Fair Admissions ("SFFA"), a membership organization comprised of students, parents, and concerned citizens, sued both Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for racial discrimination in the admissions process. SFFA alleged that the universities were capping the number of Asian Americans they admit and using racial classifications to engage in discrimination. After a brief stay pending resolution of Fisher v. University of Texas, both cases are now moving forward. This call provided a litigation update on these and other cases.
- Mr. William Consovoy, the lead attorney for SFFA, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy PLLC