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  • Ashley N. Baker

Federalist Society Civil Rights Teleforum: Law Firm Preferences

Time: Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Location: Federalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

Featured Speakers: Curt Levey


Major American corporations are pressuring their outside law firms to meet diversity goals both firm-wide and in the legal teams assigned to the company’s work. For example, Facebook announced this year that the law firm teams working on its matters must consist of at least 33 percent women and minorities. This pressure has resulted in the widespread use of race and gender preferences in hiring, promotion, and work assignment decisions by America’s premier law firms. Are these preferences legal under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 42 U.S.C. § 1981? Are they good policy? Curt Levey, a constitutional law attorney who has worked on several affirmative action cases – including the University of Michigan cases (Grutter and Gratz) – will analyze the arguments on both sides of these questions.

Registration details:

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