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Thompson & Knight Attorney Philip Kessler says Supreme Court Eyeing UT Admissions Policy
October 12, 2012 7:52 am

The impending U.S. Supreme Court decision on the University of Texas' reverse discrimination case could have far-reaching implications for colleges and universities across the nation, says Philip Kessler, a partner at Thompson & Knight. Kessler says the UT case hinges on whether the Supreme Court is willing to continue to uphold affirmative action precedents established in cases involving the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Law School and the University of California. "The Texas admission system has some features in common with the two admission systems that were used by Michigan's undergraduate and law schools to evaluate candidates and were examined by the Supreme Court," Kessler says. "However, the Texas system also appears to have some notable differences. It will be interesting to see whether or not those differences have an impact on the justices' reasoning or decision." For more information, contact Dave Moore at 800-559-4534 or

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