March 22, 2024

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Central Time

The Future of Affirmative Action: A Conversation with Vinay Harpalani

VLS: Bennett Miller

Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and the American Constitution Society for a conversation with Professor Vinay Harpalani on the future of Affirmative Action after the Supreme Court decided SFFA v. Harvard/UNC in 2023. Professor Harpalani will introduce the historical development of affirmative action and discuss the possible implications of the SFFA case both within and outside the scope of college admissions. 

Professor Vinay Harpalani is Professor of Law and the Don L. and Mabel F. Dickason Endowed Chair in Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. His scholarship examines racial identity, diversity, and equity from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating law with social sciences and ethnic studies. Seven of his law review articles were cited in 15 separate U.S. Supreme Court amicus briefs defending affirmative action in Fisher v. University of Texas and SFFA v. Harvard/UNC.

Lunch will be provided.