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Monday, February 25, 2013

FOIA Request Seeks Affirmative Action Data From UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis Law Reviews

LogosFollowing up on last week's post, Should Law Reviews Take Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation of Authors Into Account When Selecting Articles?:  Pacific Legal Foundation, PLF Seeking Information from Davis and Berkeley:

Last week, a number of friends, colleagues, and outside attorneys emailed me this post from Josh Blackman.   It seems that both UC Davis and UC Berkeley are requiring law review authors to disclose their race and sex when submitting articles for publication.   This raises a number of very troubling questions:  Why do these two law reviews need to know the race and sex of submitting authors?  What are they doing with this information?  Are they granting preferential treatment to individuals from certain races?  In order to find out the answers to these questions, I sent Public Records Act requests to both law schools.  Those schools received our requests yesterday.  [UC Davis PRA request; UC Berkeley PRA request.]

(Hat Tip: Josh Blackman, Greg McNeal.)

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