Join us for a discussion of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
featuring Professors Willy Forbath, Jordan Steiker and Gerald Torres
Earlier this month the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fisher. At issue is whether the Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, permit the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions. Come learn about the oral arguments, the case and its possible implications.
This event is open to the entire law school community.
Are undocumented immigrants in the U.S. subjected to a lower standard of justice? As federal immigration offenses multiply to unprecedented levels, courts are forced to cope with bloated dockets by shuffling in as many as fifty defendants at a time to offer pleas. Due process concerns abound, and while the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals cracked down on en masse pleadings in 2009, significant obstacles remain in the realm of right to counsel.