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SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. University of North Carolina



Universities must continue considering race as part of their holistic admissions process. A diverse learning environment prepares students to thrive in our diverse nation.

GLAD joined the National Women’s Law Center and 38 organizations in a friend-of-the-court filing in the U.S. Supreme Court cases Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina. The two cases, which will be heard in October 2022, address whether universities can consider race as one factor in admissions decisions (also known as affirmative action).

As the brief explains, the inclusion of people of color is central to achieving the benefits of a diverse student body, including countering harmful stereotypes, fostering the exchange of ideas, and preparing students for a diverse society.

Learn more: Read the blog post from the National Women’s Law Center


The amicus was signed by:

American Medical Women’s Association
Athlete Ally
California Women Lawyers
Center for Reproductive Rights
Chicago Foundation for Women
Family Equality
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
Human Rights Campaign
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
League of Women Voters of the United States
Legal Aid at Work
Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund
Minority Veterans of America
NARAL Pro-Choice America
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Women Lawyers
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
National LGBTQ Task Force
National Organization for Women Foundation
National Women’s Law Center
Ohio Council of Churches
People For the American Way
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
Shriver Center on Poverty Law
Southern Poverty Law Center
Southwest Women’s Law Center
Tom Homann LGBTQ+ Law Association
The Center for Constitutional Rights
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
The Women’s Law Center of Maryland
Women Employed
Women Lawyers On Guard Inc.
Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
Women’s Law Project

Case Documents