Law | Appeals court upholds university's admissions policy but not "in perpetuity"
by Lauren Sneed
Posted 1/28/11, 07:27 am
In 2005, the University of Texas in Austin began using race and ethnicity as one factor-"a special circumstance"-in considering undergraduate applicants. Two white female applicants, Abigail Fisher and Rachel Michalewicz, who were denied enrollment in 2008 filed suit claiming UT's consideration of race in its admissions criteria is unconstitutional.