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Brodin Featured on 'Affirmative Action in Education' Panel Discussion

2014 news archive


Newton, MA--BC Law Professor Mark Brodin was a featured speaker at the recent panel discussion "Affirmative Action in Education: How It Began and Where We Are Today." The panel was part of NYU’s Review of Law and Social Change annual Law School Symposium entitled “Diversity in Education and the Future of Affirmative Action.”

According to NYU’s website, the speakers represented “a variety of viewpoints and areas of scholarship within education, racial justice, diversity initiatives, and the intersection of these topics and the law” in discussing how affirmative action went from “being celebrated as a major step toward enhancing diversity in education to being vehemently opposed by a multitude of outspoken critics.” Panelists explored the potential effects that the recent Supreme Court cases of Fisher v. University of Texas and Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action will have on affirmative action policies going forward and new, potential diversity-initiatives for higher education institutions.