Paul L. Caron

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Lawsuit Claims NYU Law Review Discriminates Against Straight White Men In Selection Of Student Editors

Reuters, Conservative Group Sues NYU, Claiming Selection of Law Journal Student Staff Discriminates:

NYU Law ReviewA conservative legal group sued New York University on Thursday in federal court, claiming NYU School of Law's process in selecting students to work on its flagship academic publication gives preference to women and minorities in violation of U.S. law.

The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court by America First Legal—an organization headed by former Donald Trump adviser Stephen Miller—claims that NYU Law Review's selection policies for student editors and other staffers violate federal law that prohibits discrimination at universities and colleges.

The plaintiff, listed as John Doe, is a white, heterosexual male first-year NYU law student who intends to apply for a spot on the law review in the summer of 2024, according to the complaint. ...

The lawsuit marks the second time the NYU Law Review has been the target of litigation over its diversity policies in recent years. A different group run by conservative lawyer Jonathan Mitchell unsuccessfully sued it and the Harvard Law Review in 2018.

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