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.