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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Lawsuits Against Harvard, NYU Law Reviews Claim Racial, Gender Preferences

HNYULaw.com, Suits Against Harvard and NYU Law Reviews Claim Racial, Gender Preferences:

Two prestigious law reviews have been sued over what the plaintiff alleges are illegal racial and gender preferences for membership and article selection.

A Texas-based group called Faculty, Alumni, and Students Opposed to Racial Preferences (FASORP) sued the Harvard Law Review on Oct. 6 and the New York University Law Review on Sunday, claiming that their racial and gender preference policies violate federal anti-discrimination laws. The lawsuits come at a time when law reviews—the traditional bastion of white males—are celebrating the increased diversity of their membership ranks. Harvard Law School, for example, had its first black women editor in 2017. The Columbia Law Review has its first black male editor ever this year.

The new suits allege that policies at both law reviews violate the rights of students by giving women and minorities an unlawful advantage in getting onto those sought-after organizations. Moreover, the suits allege policies that give a preference to articles written by women and minority scholars violate the rights of others hoping to place articles there.

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Comments

If only there were some alternative to getting published (funny how it's always "published"...not read...) in those tiresome school newspapers.

A daily magazine for Tax Notes?

An open Social Science Research Network engaging millions?

Or a Tax Prof could just start a Blog :)

Posted by: Anand Desai | Oct 10, 2018 5:12:44 AM

We should do this with grades too.

Posted by: Anon | Oct 12, 2018 4:44:54 AM

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