Affirmative Action in Admissions w Josh Civin
Monday, July 8
6 to 7:30 pm
Building 52, Room 506
4340 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
Prof. John Brittain
CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY SEMINAR
SUMMER SCHOOL SEMESTER 2013
Guest Speaker Series
Affirmative Action in College and University Admissions Survives in Supreme Court for Now,
But for How Long?
An Instant Critique of the Fisher v. UT Decision
July 8, 2013
Josh Civin, Counsel to the Director of Litigation
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Josh has helped lead LDF’s work in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT), supporting UT’s race-conscious undergraduate admissions policy designed to achieve the educational benefits of diversity for all students. In Fisher, Josh successfully presented oral argument on behalf of LDF and the UT Black Student Alliance in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and filed friend-of-the-court briefs at every stage of this litigation, including in the U.S. Supreme Court, where the case is currently pending.
Prior to rejoining LDF, Josh worked at Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) from 2006 to 2009, representing public school districts, colleges, universities, and other education institutions in federal and state courts and before the U.S. Department of Education and other government agencies. Josh graduated summa cum laude from Yale College, studied history at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, received a J.D. from Yale Law School, and served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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