Dec 20
10:01 AM

Minority Mismatch

Prof. Richard Sander of UCLA Law School has won a favorable ruling from the California Supreme Court in support of his research on the effects of affirmative action programs on minority students admitted to law schools. The ruling requires the State Bar of California to provide Sander and his fellow researcher, Joe Hicks, with “access to information contained in its bar admissions database, including applicants‟ bar exam scores, law school attended, grade point averages, Law School Admissions Exam scores, and race or ethnicity.” According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Sander wants to use the information “to bolster his research into how, in his view, affirmative-action programs often set up minority law students for failure.” He argues that his findings will support the cessation of racial preferences in law school admissions.


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