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The Future of Affirmative Action with Jeannie Suk Gersen

Harvard Law School Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen discusses consequences of the Supreme Court’s forthcoming ruling in "Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard". Prof. Nachlis hosts.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Livestream Link: https://dartgo.org/affirmativeaction

2023 DLA Law Day Celebration at Dartmouth
Stephen R. Volk ’57 Lecture
Thurlow M. Gordon 1906 Lecture

Co-sponsored by The Rockefeller Center, the Associate Dean for Social Sciences, the Ethics Institute, and the Department of Government.

The Future of Affirmative Action: Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Forthcoming Ruling in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard

Jeannie Suk Gersen

John H. Watson Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Contributing Writer, The New Yorker

Herschel Nachlis

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Government
Senior Policy Fellow and Assistant Director
The Rockefeller Center
Dartmouth College

Lecture Info:
The Supreme Court will rule this term on whether it is legally permissible to use race as a factor in college admissions. A ruling that bars affirmative action will affect not only racial diversity on campus, but also many adjacent and related practices and institutions, including legacy admissions, employment, academic freedom, and the meaning of discrimination.

Jeannie Suk Gersen is the John H. Watson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she has taught constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, family law, and the law of art, fashion, and the performing arts. She was educated at Yale (B.A. 1995), Oxford (D.Phil 1999), where she was a Marshall Scholar, and Harvard Law School (J.D. 2002), where she was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. She served as a law clerk to Justice David Souter on the United States Supreme Court and to Judge Harry T. Edwards on the D.C. Circuit. She also served as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Her book, At Home in the Law, was awarded the Law and Society Association’s Herbert Jacob Prize for the best law and society book of the year. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of Harvard Law School’s Sacks-Freund Award for Teaching Excellence. She is a Contributing Writer to The New Yorker.

Herschel Nachlis is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Senior Policy Fellow and Assistant Director in the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth.

He studies and teaches American politics, law, and public policy, focusing on health policy, regulation, and political institutions. His work has been published in journals including JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association and Studies in American Political Development and public outlets including The Washington Post and STAT.

For more information, contact:
Joanne Blais

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