Suing adcomms. Possible? Any caselaw precedent on this?

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holydonkey
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Re: Suing adcomms. Possible? Any caselaw precedent on this?

Postby holydonkey » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:09 pm

Dinged by your ex?

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Re: Suing adcomms. Possible? Any caselaw precedent on this?

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:10 pm

I remember reading a case about a law student suing the university for admissions policies. Probably related to the URM boost.

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Re: Suing adcomms. Possible? Any caselaw precedent on this?

Postby GeePee » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:11 pm

See:
Doe v. University of Michigan
University of California v. Bakke

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Re: Suing adcomms. Possible? Any caselaw precedent on this?

Postby redes » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:14 pm

grutter v. bollinger
gratz v. bollinger

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Re: Suing adcomms. Possible? Any caselaw precedent on this?

Postby cendien » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:15 pm

Aww, I was so excited to post Grutter. Beaten...

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Re: Suing adcomms. Possible? Any caselaw precedent on this?

Postby Unitas » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:17 pm

In regards to Grutter v. Bollinger, I should have sued rather than this girl.. Her LSAT wasn't worthy.. My GPA and LSAT are better than hers and the schools averages yet they showed me no love..

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Re: Suing adcomms. Possible? Any caselaw precedent on this?

Postby holydonkey » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:18 pm

Hey, has anyone posted this yet? I think it might be what you're looking for:

grutter v. bollinger

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Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:21 pm

Somehow I knew who the author of this thread was before clicking on it.

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Re: Suing adcomms. Possible? Any caselaw precedent on this?

Postby UrbanAchievers » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:22 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:Somehow I knew who the author of this thread was before clicking on it.

As soon as I saw the 'tar I cringed.

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Postby Anonymous Loser » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:45 pm

Peter North wrote:Ok, wise guys. First of all, thanks to everyone for the citations. I just skimmed through Grutter v. Bollinger, and that is the one I was alluding to in my opening post.

I see that the SCOTUS' majority didn't budge (a narrow 5-4!), but the state of Michigan had implemented some changes as a result of this suit.

Again, going back to my original question: has there been any successful action against any law school(s) stemming from their admissions polices or decision(s)?

Thanks,


Bakke is in the second or third response. What more do you need than a Supreme Court case that is directly on point?

edit: alright, yeah, it's medical school not law school, but that's not a factor.
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Re: Suing adcomms. Possible? Any caselaw precedent on this?

Postby jcl2 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:45 pm

Here is one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopwood_v._Texas

And here is another unsuccessful one against the University of Washington:

http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/sept02/briefings_lawschool.html

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Re: Suing adcomms. Possible? Any caselaw precedent on this?

Postby OneKnight » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:53 pm

jcl2 wrote:Here is one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopwood_v._Texas

And here is another unsuccessful one against the University of Washington:

http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/sept02/briefings_lawschool.html


This article calls the LSAT the Law School Assessment Test :P

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