Lawsuit Updates

SFFA’s Post-Trial Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law in SFFA v. Harvard.

Plaintiff's Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's Proposed Findings of Face and Conclusions of... Read More

Cheating on the SATs

The Department of Justice calls it the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted. It involved bribes, doctored exam scores and faked athletic achievements. So who's at fault—parents, colleges or the system? Read more... Read More

Culture Explains Asians’ Educational Success

New York City’s most selective public high schools released demographic data last week on students who were offered admission to the 2019 fall freshman class. The results were as predictable as the subsequent griping. Read more... Read More

SFFA Files Motion for Summary Judgment Against UNC

Expert Report of Richard D. Kahlenberg  Expert Rebuttal Report of Richard D. Kahlenberg  Rebuttal Expert Report of Peter S. Arcidiacono  Expert Reply Report of Richard D. Kahlenberg  Reply Expert Report of Peter S. Arcidiacono  Expert Report of Peter S. Arcidiacono Brief in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Summary... Read More

2018 Students for Fair Admissions Annual Report

It has been a momentous year for Students for Fair Admissions. I encourage you to read our annual report to the members (available here: SFFA Annual Report). In this report, I discuss our litigation efforts in our Harvard case, including our motion for summary judgment and our upcoming trial. I also discuss our ongoing cases against the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill and the University of Texas at... Read More

Harvard’s Education in Discrimination

The Trump Administration in July withdrew Obama-era guidance that gave colleges a wink and a nod to racially discriminate. This means that colleges like Harvard that use racial preferences in admissions will receive more legal scrutiny, and the examination should be instructive. Between 2011 and 2016, the Obama Education Department issued seven notices advising colleges how they may legally promote racial diversity. The 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits racial discrimination by institutions receiving federal funds. But the Supreme Court has held that colleges may consider race in admissions as long it isn’t the “decisive” factor. Quotas and point systems are forbidden. The Obama department advised colleges to consider race as part of what it called an “individualized, holistic review of all applicants.” Colleges also were urged to consider race-neutral alternatives, but that they need not be adopted if they are “unworkable.” In other words, it’s the thought that... Read More

SFFA Files Motion for Summary Judgment Against Harvard

Edward Blum, president of Students for Fair Admissions, said, “Today’s court filing exposes the startling magnitude of Harvard’s discrimination against Asian-American applicants.” Blum added, “This filing definitively proves that Harvard engages in racial balancing, uses race as far more than a ‘plus’ factor, and has no interest in exploring race-neutral alternatives. It is our hope that the court will carefully study the statistical, documentary, and testimonial evidence amassed against Harvard and end these unfair and unlawful practices.” Blum added, “Harvard’s recent decision to issue a statement complaining that SFFA has taken the evidence ‘out of context’ and then to demand that the evidence be hidden from the public is disreputable, but typical. From the beginning of this case, Harvard has endeavored to litigate in secret because it knows the American people will be shocked to learn how it treats Asian-American applicants.” Blum concluded,... Read More

NY Times: Asian-Americans Suing Harvard Say Admissions Files Show Discrimination

To read the full article click here.  "A group that is suing Harvard University is demanding that it publicly release admissions data on hundreds of thousands of applicants, saying the records show a pattern of discrimination against Asian-Americans going back decades. The group was able to view the documents through its lawsuit, which was filed in 2014 and challenges Harvard’s admissions policies. The plaintiffs said in a letter to the court last week that the documents were so compelling that there was no need for a trial, and that they would ask the judge to rule summarily in their favor based on the documents... Read More

The Harvard Plan That Failed Asian Americans

https://harvardlawreview.org/2017/12/the-harvard-plan-that-failed-asian-americans/... Read More

Students for Fair Admissions Annual Report 2017

What a year! Thanks to your energy and commitment, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) is thriving. In the past year, we launched new lawsuits against the University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Education, vigorously litigated our landmark lawsuits against Harvard and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and continued our nationwide advocacy for the equal protection of individuals regardless of race or ethnicity. I encourage you to read our Annual Report: SFFA 2017 Year End... Read More

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