On Oct. 31, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the use of race as a factor in undergraduate college admissions in two cases brought by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA). Beyond challenging the current legal test that applies to student admissions, a ruling in the SFFA cases may create larger legal issues with respect to affirmative action generally — in employment and other settings.
Join a panel of McGuireWoods education and labor and employment team members for a discussion of the Supreme Court oral argument and related takeaways for colleges, universities and employers.
- Current framework for the use of race in undergraduate admissions
- Legal tests and affirmative action limits for employers under Title VII
- Impact of a ruling that prohibits or limits use of race as an admissions factor
- Trickle-down impact on corporate affirmative action and DE&I efforts
- Action steps for the months ahead
- Brian D. Barger, Partner
- Sarah K. Wake, Partner
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