Where Do We Go From Here?

Addressing the SCOTUS Decisions on Affirmative Action

This event was held on Thursday, August 24, 2023
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Penn State Dickinson Law and the Antiracist Development Institute (ADI), in collaboration with the RISE Alliance, a national center within the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), will convene a panel of law school and legal experts to address the implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College.

In this first of a series of webinars on the topic, panelists will assess the impact and implications of the ruling on the law school admissions process as well as in the support and retention of law students. This session aims to:

  • provide attorneys and law-related professionals with an overview of the SCOTUS rulings on affirmative action
  • inform attendees about law school admissions practices and current and contemplated efforts to revisit the application process in light of the SCOTUS decisions; and
  • review considerations for the support and retention of law students and the future of the legal profession.

Panelists for this Webinar include:

  • Jay L. Austin, Executive Director, Reaffirming Individuals Supporting Education (“RISE”) Alliance, Law School Admission Council
  • Jeffrey A. Dodge, Assistant Professor of Law, Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Penn State Dickinson Law
  • Bryan Fair, Thomas E. Skinner Professor of Law, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Bekah Saidman-Krauss, Associate Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid, Penn State Dickinson Law

The panel will be moderated by TaWanda Hunter Stallworth, M.Div, program manager for the Antiracist Development Institute at Penn State Dickinson Law. Those with a general interest in the topic are welcome to attend.

This webinar has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of ethics CLE credit.

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