Loretta E. Lynch, Esq.
Loretta E. Lynch, Esq.
Jeh C. Johnson, Esq.
Jeh C. Johnson
Brad S. Karp, Esq.
Brad S. Karp, Esq.

NYSBA is and has been committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within all sectors of the legal industry. In light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University, NYSBA launched a task force dedicated to advancing diversity and preserving the benefits that flow from fostering diverse environments. The goal of this Task Force is to evaluate the legal and societal implications of the Supreme Court’s decision and provide guidance for courts, educational institutions, corporations, law firms, and other organizations that wish to preserve diversity in their institutions, consistent with the dictates of the ruling.

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The report from the Task Force on Advancing Diversity recommends that, to achieve diversity,  institutions of higher education should eliminate the preferential treatment in admissions given to athletes, the children of alumni and the family of donors, and to also move away from standardized tests and grade point averages, and focus instead on how an applicant furthers a college’s or law school’s goals and values. The report is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina.

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