SFFA v. Harvard: Implications for Diversity in Higher Education and Beyond

September 6, 2023 by

Location: UVA Law School, Caplin Pavilion

Date: Sep 19, 2023 - Sep 19, 2023

Start Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 1:00 pm

Scholars and advocates will discuss Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that race-conscious admissions programs violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Dean Risa Goluboff will deliver opening remarks.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the Law School’s D2 and D3 lots. Box lunches available beginning at 11:45 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Deborah Hellman, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law; Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights; Director, Center for Law & Philosophy; University of Virginia School of Law
  • David Hinojosa, Director, Education Opportunities Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Richard D. Kahlenberg, Nonresident Scholar, Center on Education and Workforce, Georgetown University
  • Niyati Shah, Director of Litigation, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Moderator: Kimberly Jenkins Robinson, Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law; Director, Education Rights Institute; Director, Center for the Study of Race and Law; Professor of Education, School of Education and Human Development; Professor of Law, Education and Public Policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy; University of Virginia

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Law, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, and the Black Law Students Association.


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