CU Law Professors Can Comment on Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Case

October 8, 2012

 

On Oct. 10, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that reconsiders affirmative action in university admissions. In Fisher v. University of Texas, the plaintiff is a white woman who says she was denied admission while less-qualified minority applicants were admitted. When the court last considered the issue in 2003, it re-affirmed that public colleges and universities could consider race as one of many factors in making admissions decisions.

Melissa Hart, associate professor and director of the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law at the University of Colorado Boulder Law School, is an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court and affirmative action law and can comment on the university affirmative action case. Hart can be reached by cell phone at 303-229-5323 or melissa.hart@colorado.edu.

Scott Moss, associate professor at the CU-Boulder Law School, is an expert in federal and appellate litigation, constitutional law, higher education admissions and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is well-versed on affirmative action and university admissions. Moss lives in Denver and is best reached by cell phone at 720-839-2920. His email address is scott.moss@colorado.edu.

Robert Nagel, Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law at the CU-Boulder Law School, is an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court and can comment on the university affirmative action case. He is the author of a number of works on the relationship between the state and the national government including “The Implosion of American Federalism.” Nagel can be reached at 303-492-8428 or robert.nagel@colorado.edu.

For further assistance contact Keri Ungemah, director of communications for the CU-Boulder Law School at 720-984-0457 or keri.ungemah@colorado.edu or Peter Caughey in the CU-Boulder Office of Media Relations and News Services at 303-492-4007 or caughey@colorado.edu.

 

 
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