Implications of Fisher II

Fisher v. University of Texas (UT) at Austin is a lawsuit concerning UT's use of diversity in its admissions process. It has twice come to the United States Supreme Court on appeal. The Supreme Court released its decision in the Fisher II case, affirming the Fifth Circuit in a 4-3 ruling in June 2016

 

Resources

August 2016NEW
Access and Diversity Collaborative (ADC) releases guidance on Fisher II decision.

June 24, 2016
Access and Diversity Collaborative (ADC) releases FAQ on Fisher II decision. 

February 12, 2016
Access and Diversity Collaborative (ADC) releases 5th Issue Brief

July 2015
Race, Class, & College Access
ACE's Center for Policy Research and Strategy, in partnership with the Civil Rights Project at UCLA and the Center for College & Career Success in Pearson's Research and Innovation Network release a groundbreaking report examining how legal challenges to race-conscious admissions are influencing contemporary admissions practices.

October 30, 2015
AACRAO, the College Board, LSAC, and NACAC file amicus brief describing holistic review

October 23, 2013
Michele Sandlin, Managing Consultant, AACRAO, and William Sedlacek, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland College Park, present Holistic Admissions in the On-Going Fisher Era.

July 9, 2013
Understanding Fisher v. the University of Texas
Access and Diversity Collaborative prepared guidance to provides brief background on the case, analyzes the decision, and frames key takeaways and policy implications.

May 8, 2013
Access and Diversity Collaborative releases Preparing for the Fisher Decision guide.