Joint Effort on Amicus Brief to the US Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

Natasha Baker
Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP
San Francisco, CA

After all this NLRB amicus brief writing, members of the Council were honored to prepare an amicus brief on behalf of 14 past student body presidents of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in the U.S. Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.  On the brief from Hirschfeld Kraemer were Felicia Reid, Natasha Baker & Molly Richman.  On the brief from Gray Plant Mooty were Abigail Crouse & Megan Anderson.

In Fisher, the court is reviewing the constitutionality of UT’s holistic admissions policy, in which race is one of many factors considered in certain admissions decisions.  The amicus brief supports the constitutionality of UT’s admissions policy and explains the value of diversity to the undergraduate experience and in preparing future leaders.

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Members of the Higher Education Council Submit Amicus Brief to the NLRB in NYU on Issue of Exclusion of Graduate Students as Statutory Employees under the NLRA

Natasha Baker
Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP
San Francisco, CA

Following up on our amicus brief in Point Park, the Higher Education Council’s brief-writing team joined forces again to submit an amicus brief on behalf of the Council to the NLRB in New York University on the issue of whether graduate assistants should be characterized as employees under the NLRA. On the brief were:

Gray Plant Mooty:  Mark Mathison, Abigail Crouse & Meghann Kantke
Bond Schoeneck: John Gaal, Pete Jones & Subhash Viswanathan
Hirschfeld KraemerNatasha Baker

Click here to read the brief:  http://www.employmentlawalliance.com/Templates/media/files/Misc%20Documents/Polytechnic-Amicus-Brief.pdf

Check back for updates. We’ll post the NLRB’s decision once it’s issued.