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ABA: No Business Dictating Diversity

John and George, what caught my attention in Heriot’s article, which rightfully condemns the American Bar Association’s mandating of discrimination in law schools, was the following simple but crucial reminder: “The ABA is not a university, and its Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is not entitled to academic deference,” i.e., the organization has neither the standing nor right to be dictating the schools’ admission policies.


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