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Olshan Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher II

November 9, 2015

Olshan filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (commonly called “Fisher II”), in support of Respondent University of Texas and on behalf of the California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Emory University, George Washington University, Northwestern University, Rice University, Tulane University, University of Rochester and Washington University in St. Louis. Our clients argue that the use of race as one factor in their overall individualized assessment of college applicants is necessary and beneficial to maintain sufficient diversity to meet the high level of excellence these institutions require. The brief further argues that racial diversity is a compelling objective for educational institutions and that their holistic admissions processes are narrowly tailored to meet this compelling objective. A copy of the brief is available here and a link to the listing of all briefs filed in Fisher II is available here. The Olshan team that prepared the brief included Ellen V. Holloman, Jeremy M. King, Jeffrey A. Udell and Kyle C. Bisceglie.

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