DOJ Tackles Affirmative Action: What it Means for Higher Education
Please join Fisher Phillips’ Higher Education Practice Group on August 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, as we discuss the Department of Justice’s decision to begin scrutinizing the use of race-conscious practices in the college admissions process.
This 90-minute webinar will discuss:
- The latest from the Department of Justice and Department of Education on the use of race by higher education institutions;
- The status of litigation challenging the use of race both in private and public colleges and universities;
- A summary of Title VI and 14th Amendment case law with respect to the use of race in admissions, the award of financial aid, etc.;
- Suggestions on practical steps institutions can take to assess their current state of compliance and potential risk areas.
The webinar will be given by Scott Schneider. Scott is a partner in the New Orleans and Houston offices of Fisher Phillips and instructor at Tulane Law School. Scott formerly served as Associate General Counsel at Tulane University and is the head of the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group which provides counsel and litigation support on a host of education issues for colleges and universities.