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Too Many Asians at Harvard? No, Not Enough Asians at Harvard.

For some reason, Harvard's admissions staff keep giving Asian American applicants lower "personal ratings" than white applicants. It's funny how that works.


On Friday, November 16th, the Federalist Society's Civil Rights Practice Group (which I chair) presented a panel at the National Lawyers Convention entitled, "Discrimination Against Minorities." It was a discussion of Harvard's admissions policies and the litigation against Harvard for what appears to be intentional discrimination against Asians. Thank you to the Honorable James C. Ho, Professor Andrew Koppelman, Dr. Althea Nagai, Patrick Strawbridge, and Professor John Yoo for a lively discussion. The video is here.