Friday, June 30, 2023

Richard Sander (UCLA Law) on the Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling — Manifold #38


Richard Sander is Jesse Dukeminier Professor at UCLA Law School. AB Harvard, JD, PhD (Economics) Northwestern. 

Steve and Richard discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling in Students For Fair Admissions vs Harvard and UNC. 

Sander has studied the structure and effects of law school admissions policies. He coined the term "Mismatch" to describe negative consequences resulting from large admissions preferences. 

0:00 Introduction 
1:09 Richard Sander’s initial reaction to the Supreme Court ruling 
4:03 How data influenced the court’s decision 
7:58 Overview of the court’s ruling 
11:27 Carve outs in the court’s ruling 
16:59 The litigation landscape 
21:25 Workarounds to race-blind admissions and the UC system 
32:22 Remedies: What will happen with Harvard and UNC now? 
38:02 The landscape of college admissions 
44:47 Effects of the Supreme Court ruling beyond higher education 


SCOTUS decision on Affirmative Action:

Richard Sander on SCOTUS Oral Arguments: Affirmative Action and Discrimination against Asian Americans at Harvard and UNC, Manifold #23

Richard Sander: Affirmative Action, Mismatch Theory, and Academic Freedom, Manifold #6 

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