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From the Chronicle of Higher Ed (subscribers only):

In response to Michigan voters’ approval last month of a constitutional amendment that prohibits state and local government agencies, including colleges, from granting preferences based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, or gender, Wayne State University has adopted a new law-school admissions policy that removes such considerations from the evaluation of applicants.

The policy, approved by professors on Wednesday and tentatively scheduled to take effect on December 22, instead allows admissions officials to give extra consideration to applicants who have experienced discrimination or socioeconomic disadvantage, who are proficient in more than one language, or who have lived abroad or on an American Indian reservation….

Sharon L. Browne, a lawyer with the Pacific Legal Foundation, a group based in California that opposes government-sponsored race and gender preferences, said the law school’s policy appeared to be in compliance with Proposal 2.


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